It may be your legal right to represent yourself in court, but is that something you really should do? While representing yourself may save money, it can cost you mistakes due to lack of guidance or inexperience with the courts. When involved in family law or criminal defense cases, it is best to hire a South Jordan attorney who can help remove the burden of your court case.
When You Need An Attorney
You will not need an attorney for everything you do in life, but it is important to have a trusted legal team who you can call when you need help in your family law matters. Common reasons why people hire attorneys include:
- Filing for divorce
- Filing for child custody
- Requesting a spousal or child support modification
- Filing a protective order
- Seeking compensation for an injury
- Fighting criminal charges
- Creating an estate plan
- Creating a prenuptial agreement
- Requesting a case appeal
- Adoption of minors
While this list is not exhaustive, it includes some of the common reasons why our clients retain us.
Why You Should Hire An Attorney
You may have a case that would warrant hiring an attorney, but you might still be unsure of why an attorney can help you build and present your case. Representing yourself might bring in extra costs: more time in court, more expenses and added fees, and even the mistake of losing child custody, alimony, child support, or losing your case in general.
Hiring an attorney can help you limit these mistakes and guide you on the right path for your case. You may have certain ideas on how you wish to approach your case, but if your attorney disagrees, they may try and discuss different approaches and the merits of each approach. It might feel that your lawyer is trying to derail your approach, but if you can trust that they are going to give you the best possible outcome, your case will benefit. Your lawyer will pursue all legal avenues when building your case, some of which might be new to you.
An Educated Background
Not only is hiring a lawyer bringing in experience to your case but hiring a lawyer can also bring in an educated approach to your case. Your lawyer went through years of law school and internships before taking the bar and landing a position at their law firm. After these years of education, attorneys are taught how to handle cases and best help their clients. With this background, your lawyers have a wealth of knowledge they can use when helping you build your case.
Why You Should Hire a Carr | Woodall Attorney
Our South Jordan attorneys are all skilled at case building, strategizing, and presentation to the court. Not only are they skilled in case building, but they also are skilled at building simple solutions to your complex problems. With the help of an attorney, your case may be resolved in less time, with less of your resources spent, giving you more time to move on from your legal matters.
The team at Carr | Woodall handles cases of all types: from family law matters to criminal defense to estate planning and more. If you have a legal problem, our attorneys will offer an initial consultation so that together, we can build the best possible solution for you.
If you are representing yourself and considering a second opinion, contact our South Jordan attorneys today to learn more about how we can help your case. The skilled attorneys at Carr | Woodall are available to speak with you today!