Hiring an attorney isn’t a regular occurrence for many people, but as former “first brother” Billy Carter once said, “Sometimes even lawyers need lawyers.” Here are some of the most common types of attorneys people may need when unexpected circumstances arise.
A criminal defense attorney is the first person to call if you find yourself under arrest, whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a felony. He or she can help you navigate the often complex and confusing world of the criminal justice system.
A personal injury attorney is the attorney of choice after an event that results in injury or death. These may include car or bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective product claims, slip-and-fall incidents and other situations caused by someone else’s negligence.
The role of divorce lawyers is pretty straightforward. Family lawyers have a broader scope and can assist with everything from adoption, child custody arrangements and child support issues to prenuptial agreements and divorce.
Burdened by overwhelming debt? A bankruptcy attorney may be able to help. There are three common types of bankruptcy: Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. The right attorney can help you decide which path is optimal for your situation, as well as how to file for bankruptcy.
If you think you’ve been wrongfully terminated, an employment lawyer may be a good person to talk to about your situation. Labor and employment attorneys also help small business owners comply with applicable federal and state laws.