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Do we have to find the lawyer

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do we have to find the lawyer
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 2 years ago.
Whether or not you need to hire an attorney is a decision you need to make. Hiring a lawyer costs money, but if the amount of money at risk in a transaction or in litigation is greater than the amount you are willing to pay in cash, it is usually a good idea to hire an attorney. An attorney will greatly increase your odds of winning a case (or at least reducing your liability in negotiations - reducing how much you pay, or increasing your recovery in settlement). Attorneys know the procedural rules in court and can help you avoid pitfalls (even a very good case can be lost due to procedural errors).If your case is small enough to be brought in small claims court, you can usually avoid hiring a lawyer.If your entity is an LLC or a Corporation, and you are involved in litigation - you must hire an attorney (there are a few exceptions for small claims in certain states, but by and large, these entities must be represented by counsel).This article discusses when you should hire an attorney: