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Atomicapex Out on the golf course
02/06/19 8:17 am

19. Rear ended a lady going about 5 mph. Takes me to civil court for damages and mental damages. Was being sued about $1500, ended up winning the case because she perjured herself by saying that I attempted to flee then she changed it to that what really happened which was that i immediately asked if she was okay. I explained everything that my brakes stopped. Then I also had multiple witnesses back me up along with the cop.

Robert01 existentialist
02/06/19 6:02 am

I technically need right now so if you know of a lawyer with cheap rates that lives in the Pacific Northwest area specifically Portland that would be awesome.

spudface New Jersey
02/06/19 4:38 am

I have one right now to help with my visa

ladyniner81 people suck
02/03/19 10:51 pm

I had to draw up a will (didn't think I needed to since I don't have kids or a husband) and to deal with dad's estate and probate all that happy bullshit. So much FUN! NOT

MJSeals Esq.
02/03/19 10:46 pm

Um...technically - 5 are my teachers right now.

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
02/02/19 12:55 pm

Making Payments on my Traffic guy’s Kid’s College.
They are being Well taken Care of.

Ferganam Behind You
02/02/19 10:37 am

Buying a house, filing a will, setting up docs for taking care of my kids, etc

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
02/02/19 3:39 am

Yes, unfortunately have recently hired my first one. I was unlawfully terminated and am suing my former employer for his wrongdoing. Never imagined in a million years I’d be in this situation.

katerina13 stuck in the middle
02/02/19 2:26 pm

I feel ya for all the times I’ve had an attorney. Never dreamed I’d ever be in any situation to need one.

02/01/19 10:11 pm

Of course. My lawyer helped me with three real estate transactions in the last 26 years. Don’t buy or sell a house without using a lawyer.

Zheeeem Outer Banks
02/01/19 9:57 pm

For most of my career in government regulation and international treaties. About 40 years altogether.

kanji401 SoCal gal
02/01/19 7:21 pm

A divorce and a living trust.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
02/01/19 7:21 pm

I have needed an attorney several times.

The earliest was when my mom grandmother and I were injured in a vehicle that was hit by a drunk driver & we had to sue his insurance company for him to pay.

There was another wreck that required attorneys.

I have also used attorneys for things like wills and powers of attorney and life trust deeds.

Vesta Cleveland Ohio
02/01/19 5:45 pm

During our marriage, my second ex-husband had unreported income. I found out about it after our divorce when IRS tried to collect the tax from me because we had filed jointly. My lawyer not only got my money back but made the ex pay his attorneys fees. It didn’t cost me a cent. Sweet.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
02/01/19 5:26 pm

For my will...that’s about it.

farenorth swimmingly
02/01/19 4:13 pm

Divorced a shockingly manipulative person, needed a lawyer because he refused to be reasonable. Seriously, who demands spousal support for their tobacco addiction? Even the judge laughed and denied it. Wish I hadn't married him, would've been so much easier to just break up, move out, and be done.

Aleut Odesa, Ukraine
02/01/19 2:30 pm

Sued my landlord.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
02/01/19 1:02 pm

Yes, I’ve needed a lawyer twice....over medical issues.


TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/01/19 12:54 pm

I was hit by a drunk. My parents got one.

sgkitty new york
02/01/19 11:52 am

For a closing

DarthTater Jesus Saves
02/01/19 9:50 am

When my siblings take my video games, I take it to court. Haha just kidding

Swampfoxx South Carolina
02/01/19 9:48 am

No. I’m a good person.

Liberty 4,032,064
02/01/19 11:23 am

What does that have to do with the question?

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
02/01/19 1:00 pm

I think some people have the impression that the only time you need a lawyer is if you’re in trouble with the law! Lol

farenorth swimmingly
02/01/19 4:06 pm

Many good people need lawyers to protect them from nefarious people. Logic fail

Liberty 4,032,064
02/01/19 4:31 pm

Being “in trouble with the law” has nothing whatsoever to do with being a good or bad person.

farenorth swimmingly
02/01/19 4:37 pm

I would argue that being a malicious person significantly increases your chances of being involved in legal battles. But even the most straight and narrow boring goody two shoes could find themselves there too. That documentary about an innocent man who served like 20 years for murder... Survivors guide to prison. Good place to start if you want to learn about how easy it is for anyone to slip through the cracks.

susanr Colorado
02/02/19 2:36 pm

So I’m a *bad* person because my brother and I used a lawyer when our dad died and we needed to settle his estate? And also when we sold the house (without a realtor, just the lawyer)?

How in blazes does that make me a bad person?

There are dozens of reasons to use a lawyer that have nothing to do with being something other than a “good person.” I would wonder if you were just being trollish, but you’ve been around here long enough that I don’t think you are.


ovcourse Proud Transphobe, CA
02/01/19 8:49 am

I could have done a better job representing myself in my divorce than the idiot lawyer did.

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/01/19 5:06 pm

It’s one of the few jobs where you can screw up a job and get paid a lot of money.

rons Thanks America
02/01/19 7:48 am

Property and death issues.

cowboy Proud Father
02/01/19 7:20 am

Unfortunately, yes.

There are evil people in this world and sometimes you need someone more evil to combat them.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
02/01/19 10:09 am

So, in this case, are you evil? Or super evil?

cowboy Proud Father
02/01/19 10:51 am

Neither. I had to combat evil with evil.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
02/02/19 11:36 am

Are you saying sometimes you feel like you need to fight yourself? I guess I’m just not following what you’re saying.

PeaceKeepaGirl advance democracy
02/01/19 7:13 am

New England is curiously lawyerless it seems

timeout Boston Strong
02/01/19 7:03 am

Except the drawing out a will no.

desolatia Oregon
02/01/19 7:01 am

Just for my divorce

02/01/19 5:21 am

Many times

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
02/01/19 7:58 am

What have you done now?

daverator Connecticut
02/01/19 6:42 pm

Wouldn’t be surprised if this notorious fellow was in for armed robbery.

02/01/19 7:26 pm

Your run of the mill shit. Will, house, etc. stalking. Run of the mill

02/01/19 4:59 am

Wills and estates

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
02/01/19 4:54 am

No, thank God. Bloodsucking vultures.

schoolmom Nebraska
02/01/19 4:36 am

Divorce and a will

Liberty 4,032,064
02/01/19 4:02 am

Real estate, will, taxes, “speeding” tickets, business formation, trusts, etc.

02/01/19 1:58 pm

Speed limits should be overturned

Liberty 4,032,064
02/01/19 4:35 pm

Agreed. Uniform/blind speed limits are among the most ignorant and least intelligent laws in existence.

daverator Connecticut
02/01/19 6:43 pm

Victimless crime

historylover Navy Seawolves
02/01/19 12:43 am

Buying Houses
Land Leases
Property Transfers
Real Estate Questions

monkees19 New Jersey
02/01/19 12:19 am

NEEDED? No, but I did retain one for a traffic ticket way back when.

phalnx Ohio
01/31/19 11:56 pm

No. I used one for the first Worker's Compensation claim I filed, but when I saw that he basically just babysat me at the hearing, I went it alone for my next one. I easily won both.

peacenskis Alaska
01/31/19 10:28 pm

Just once for a motor scooter vs. truck accident when I was a teen.

katerina13 stuck in the middle
01/31/19 10:25 pm

Unfortunately, more times than I’d like. Maybe once the divorce from this attorney to whom I’m married is final, I can escape this litigious lifestyle to which I’ve been tied for years.

peacenskis Alaska
01/31/19 10:31 pm

Good luck! 🍀

lcamino Florida and Georgia
02/02/19 10:32 am

I didn’t know your ex is an attorney 😮

katerina13 stuck in the middle
02/02/19 12:02 pm

Yep, lcam. It doesn’t help matters at all. Add to that the fact that everything is a competition to him, and well... it just sucks. Couple of days ago, I realized that for our taxes, we’ll have to file married for 2019 also. I can’t believe it. 😔

I would like to hear the story of your new love that 4JC mentioned, please. Something, anything, to give me hope. 😊

lcamino Florida and Georgia
02/02/19 12:26 pm

We had to stay married for several more months because money my ex put into my account was actually a paycheck from his company. He did this to try to stick me with more taxes. We had to file jointly for that year so he wouldn’t get in trouble. He was supposed to pay non taxable temporary alimony. Most of what I now get is non taxable equitable distribution, because he kept our joint assets. I asked for $1000 month alimony, and he talked me into taking some of my equitable distribution as alimony, so that I’d have to pay the taxes.

katerina13 stuck in the middle
02/02/19 2:24 pm

Oh my word, what a mess! This is what I’m dreading.

01/31/19 10:23 pm

Recently. Car accident scam. B$&@ard!
Found out he did this a few times.

katerina13 stuck in the middle
01/31/19 10:26 pm

Oh, I hate that crap! So sorry you have to go through this. I know it’s a royal pita!

01/31/19 10:41 pm

Yes. Thank you Kat. I have social anxieties( funny for being a nurse, I do better at work)so there was major fear thinking it was going to trial. He took settlement at the last minute.

katerina13 stuck in the middle
01/31/19 10:57 pm

I have social anxieties, too. Makes life difficult much of the time.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
01/31/19 10:15 pm

Drawing up our will.

01/31/19 11:08 pm

Good for you Tom. People should do that if they have children they love. Saves for a lot of heartache.

hvp828 Georgia peach
01/31/19 10:14 pm

We needed a lawyer during the adoption process of our son.

peacenskis Alaska
01/31/19 10:29 pm

😊 Congrats....That’s a good reason to need a lawyer.

hvp828 Georgia peach
02/01/19 10:21 pm

Pea, thank you! Yes, it was a scary process but we were so blessed!!

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
01/31/19 10:12 pm

Yes, I used a lawyer to draw up & notarize my wife & my estate will for our children & grandchildren.