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When to Seek Out Legal Advice

Here at the Law Office of Melissa Stewart, formerly Groff Law Firm, we want to provide expert legal advice to all of our clients and help them achieve the best outcome for their situation. However, we often find that many people are confused about when to seek out legal advice, and may inadvertently make their situation worse by waiting too long to do so. In this article, we’ll be going over some of the most common circumstances in which you should seek out professional legal help.

  • Arrest – Starting with the most well-known scenario, everyone knows they should seek legal help if they are ever arrested. While we don’t deal with criminal cases, we urge you to seek out the best legal advice you can find if you’re ever in that situation.
  • Document Preparation – On the more mundane end of the scale, you should also consult with a lawyer to help you prepare key legal documents, such as a living will to outline your wishes for emergency medical care in the event that you are unable to make those wishes known in the moment.
  • Financial Dealings – Another type of situation in which you should get legal advice is when making decisions related to your finances, such as making a real estate purchase, or, less happily, filing for bankruptcy. We at the Law Office of Melissa Stewart specialize in bankruptcy law, and we can help guide you through the filing process and the decisions you’ll have to make. Our team is committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in this scenario, so we encourage you to give us a call should you find yourself in this position.

We at the Law Office of Melissa Stewart hope that this list of examples, although by no means exhaustive, has been helpful to you. If you have further questions or are now sure you need legal advice, we encourage you to reach out to our team.