First of all, if it is a criminal case or issue, then yes, absolutely. Civil or domestic? Maybe.

So, it depends?

The answer to the question, “Do I need a lawyer?” in a civil or domestic context is very specific to the case, and the person. Many issues can be resolved without a lawyer. If you don’t know what you’re doing, then you could cause more trouble and expense for yourself.

It does depend on the kind of person you are, what life experiences you have had, what your background is, and what your issue is. You may be able to get by without an attorney, but you should carefully consider the potential benefits of consulting one.

Reasonable, Practical, Affordable Legal Advice

We’ve built our reputation on reasonable, practical and affordable legal advice. We avoid stirring the pot, which can make the case more emotionally difficult than it already is, and run up big attorney fees. Instead, we apply reasonableness and practicality to every case analysis. That’s a big part of our job, and keeping our fees affordable.

Guided By Experience And Knowledge

No matter what kind of case—divorce, custody, breach of contract, personal injury—we have history and experience to guide us. The laws, and previous cases, give a good indication of what is possible to achieve, and what the outcome will most likely be. A thorough analysis of all the factors related to your case will almost always reveal a clear, reasonable and financially prudent path to resolution.

It Pays To Be Reasonable

Being reasonable keeps costs and fees down, and maintains civility. Civility is very important in cases where the parties will continue to have a relationship, such as in custody cases.

At Lion Legal, we will discuss all the relevant factors of a case, and give you clear options. We will go over the pros and cons, the expenses, and the likely results of each option. With better information, you are then in a better position to decide which option to take. The guidelines for this process are your budget, your emotional well-being and what you want to achieve.

Settle, or go to trial?

Most cases should settle in order to save time, money and emotional damage. Judges want to see that the principles of fairness and equity are applied in every case, and experienced attorneys can predict with a high level of accuracy what a judge is likely to order in your situation. Juries are less predictable, but the same factors of reasonableness apply. We never want your side to be the unreasonable side in the courtroom. Judges and juries can see that, and tend to punish the side that is most unreasonable.

Make no mistake, we are not afraid to go to trial. We frequently do go to trial, and we play to win.

The point here is that it is usually in your best interests—financially, emotionally and legally—to resolve the case amicably. If a settlement cannot achieve your goals reasonably and amicably, Lion Legal will not let our clients get the wrong end of a deal simply to avoid going to trial.

The only time a case should go to trial is if the other side is being unreasonable. Then when we do go to court we put the stubborn, unreasonable party in their place. 

So, do I need a lawyer?

Probably. Can you get by without one? Maybe.

Would it be wise to find out what a lawyer can do for you, staying within your budget? Absolutely.

We Can Help

Our attorneys are experts, and are here for you with straight talk, predictable cost, and superior services. We promise to tell you what the most likely outcome is up front, and to be open and transparent in our communications with you until your case is resolved.

Our approach to practicing law is revolutionizing the way law firms deliver legal services. Case evaluations are completely free. Call Lion Legal today at (501) 227-7627 or Email Us to set up a free consultation.