Do You Know When it is Time to See A Lawyer?
Often we turn to lawyers as a last resort after the contract has been signed, the spouse has walked out, or the parent has died.
The adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true with legal matters as it is with regular medical checkups.
Getting good legal advice is one of the greatest preventative measures you can take BEFORE you become ill or incapacitated. Not only can you save money in the long run, but preventative legal advice can save you and your family from difficulties later on.
Make a Will and plan your estate before you become too ill to do so.
And if there are changes in your family status – marriage, divorce, the birth of children, now is the time to seek legal advice to update your existing plans.
Make a careful search for your lawyer and focus on who may be the best qualified to handle the issues in your case. Board certification is one way to decide if a lawyer is right for you. A Florida Bar Board Certified lawyer must have extensive experience, must pass a written examination in the specialty area, and be favorably evaluated as to ability and experience in that specialty by other lawyers. And the certification must be renewed every 5 years to show that the attorney can meet the same requirements as for the initial certification.
Debra G. Simms has been practicing law since 1988 and is a Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney.
Questions? The Law Office of Debra Simms is here to help. Call us today 386.256.4882
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