I get asked, on a regularly basis, “Do I really need a lawyer”? for any number of issues. When I answer yes, some folks scoff and say it is because I am a lawyer and just want to make money. True, I am a lawyer and this is the way I make my living. But my making a living is by providing legal advice, counsel and legal services. There are many types of legal issues that might require a lawyer's help.
Some common situations where assistance from a lawyer may be necessary inclu
One of the most difficult aspects of ending a marriage is figuring out how to divide your assets. Almost universally I am asked why do I have to share my pension, 401(k) or other asset with my soon to be former spouse. To the person asking this question it appears to be “not fair” or something they find offensive. The account holder worked hard building their egg nest and they do not want to share. Perhaps you diverted some of your earnings into a 401(k) or were required to
Everyone knows divorce is emotional situation, but it can also wreak havoc on your finances. One of the many decisions the two of you need to make during a divorce is, what to do with your house. Should one of you stay in your primary residence to keep the kids in the same school, or should it be sold so that the profits can be divided according to an agreed-upon formula? There is no one right or wrong answer, but there can be wrong decisions. The best way to protect yoursel