Getting involved in a minor misunderstanding does not always mean having to call a lawyer. While it might be a good intimidation tool, you have to keep in mind that the services of a lawyer is not always cheap. That being said, what are actually the reasons why the services of a lawyer would be needed?
Complexity of the Law
A good rule of thumb is to get a lawyer if you have been served a lawsuit or if the other party already has legal representation. Now, in case you are the one doing the serving, you have to keep in mind that state laws can be quite confusing at times. While you may be aware of the general clauses and provisions, you may not be privy to the intricate ins and outs of each provisions as well as the technicalities. Keep in mind that even the most solid case can unravel, and fast, if you are not familiar with statutes of limitations as well as filing protocols.