There are times in almost everyone’s life when they need a lawyer to help them solve a problem, big or small, and ITEX bartering of South Florida has several attorneys in its network that offer their services in exchange for ITEX currency.
According to LifeHack, there are two categories for legal advice —civil law and criminal law.
Civil law covers legal issues that do not involve criminal activity or breaking the law, for example, if one party thinks they have been “wronged” in some way and want some type of compensation. Civil law also covers legal agreements, real estate transactions, divorces and child custody matters.
Criminal law is the defense of people who are accused of breaking the laws of a local, state, or federal government. Offenses include misdemeanors (smaller crimes) and felonies (more serious crimes).
LifeHack lists the following 11 situations when having legal representation is a good idea:
- A complicated divorce that involves property, investments, savings, support, debt or child custody arrangements.
- A wrongful termination or discrimination lawsuit filed against your workplace, since both state and federal laws are likely involved.
- Lawsuits that involve the potential loss of a lot of money or property.
- A driving under the influence (DUI) charge.
- Drug charges.
- If you have been injured in a car accident that is not your fault.
- Any time you are facing criminal charges, whether you are guilty or not.
- Setting up wills and trusts and updating them as your life circumstances change.
- Starting a business, whether as a single proprietor, partner or when setting up a corporation.
- If your worker’s comp or disability claim is rejected and you need to dispute the ruling.
- When you are filing bankruptcy.
LifeHack also says that there are three situations when you don’t necessarily need to hire legal representation but should if it makes your feel more comfortable:
- Cases that go to small claims court.
- Traffic tickets, unless the ticket will cause you to have your license suspended or drive up your insurance rates.
- Lawsuits that you agree with and do not want to contest.