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Three Things Legal Counsel Doesn’t Do

When you need to seek legal counsel, there are several outcomes you may hope to achieve. You are probably expecting guidance for your unique situation, as well as some clarity on what you can do to resolve your case. While seeking legal counsel is certainly an important part of making sure the legal process goes smoothly for many different scenarios, it’s also important to remember that there are several things legal counsel won’t do:

  • Make Your Decisions – A qualified attorney is able to give you sound legal counsel, but that doesn’t mean they will be able to make your decision for you about the action steps you should take. They should be able to give you options and alternatives, but will wait for your signal to determine what to do next.
  • Resolve the Problem – While getting advice from an attorney is usually a great idea, it may not immediately resolve the situation at hand. Working with your attorney to complete any legal documents and make sure your case is handled correctly can take some time before it reaches resolution.
  • Avoid Taking Action – Whether you’ve been court-ordered to complete a task or you are seeking legal counsel to determine the best course of action, talking with an attorney doesn’t rule out the need to take some sort of action towards a resolution to your case. It’s important to remember that seeking legal counsel may be the first of many action steps you need to take.

At the Law Office of Melissa Stewart, formerly Groff Law Firm, we’ll be happy to assist you by providing legal counsel. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.