Have you ever needed a lawyer?
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.
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.
I have one right now to help with my visa
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
Um...technically - 5 are my teachers right now.
Making Payments on my Traffic guy’s Kid’s College.
They are being Well taken Care of.
Buying a house, filing a will, setting up docs for taking care of my kids, etc
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.
I feel ya for all the times I’ve had an attorney. Never dreamed I’d ever be in any situation to need one.
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.
For most of my career in government regulation and international treaties. About 40 years altogether.
A divorce and a living trust.
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.
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.
For my will...that’s about it.
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.
Sued my landlord.
Yes, I’ve needed a lawyer twice....over medical issues.
I was hit by a drunk. My parents got one.
For a closing
When my siblings take my video games, I take it to court. Haha just kidding
No. I’m a good person.
What does that have to do with the question?
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
Many good people need lawyers to protect them from nefarious people. Logic fail
Being “in trouble with the law” has nothing whatsoever to do with being a good or bad person.
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.
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.
I could have done a better job representing myself in my divorce than the idiot lawyer did.
It’s one of the few jobs where you can screw up a job and get paid a lot of money.
Property and death issues.
There are evil people in this world and sometimes you need someone more evil to combat them.
So, in this case, are you evil? Or super evil?
Neither. I had to combat evil with evil.
Are you saying sometimes you feel like you need to fight yourself? I guess I’m just not following what you’re saying.
New England is curiously lawyerless it seems
Except the drawing out a will no.
Just for my divorce
What have you done now?
Wouldn’t be surprised if this notorious fellow was in for armed robbery.
Your run of the mill shit. Will, house, etc. stalking. Run of the mill
Wills and estates
No, thank God. Bloodsucking vultures.
Divorce and a will
Real estate, will, taxes, “speeding” tickets, business formation, trusts, etc.
Speed limits should be overturned
Agreed. Uniform/blind speed limits are among the most ignorant and least intelligent laws in existence.
Real Estate Questions
NEEDED? No, but I did retain one for a traffic ticket way back when.
Not for a lawsuit, but real estate deals yes.
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.
Just once for a motor scooter vs. truck accident when I was a teen.
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.
Good luck! 🍀
I didn’t know your ex is an attorney 😮
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. 😊
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 $1000 month alimony, and he talked me into taking some of my equitable distribution as alimony, so that I’d have to pay the taxes.
Oh my word, what a mess! This is what I’m dreading.
Recently. Car accident scam. B$&@ard!
Found out he did this a few times.
Oh, I hate that crap! So sorry you have to go through this. I know it’s a royal pita!
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.
I have social anxieties, too. Makes life difficult much of the time.
Drawing up our will.
Good for you Tom. People should do that if they have children they love. Saves for a lot of heartache.
We needed a lawyer during the adoption process of our son.
😊 Congrats....That’s a good reason to need a lawyer.
Pea, thank you! Yes, it was a scary process but we were so blessed!!
Yes, I used a lawyer to draw up & notarize my wife & my estate will for our children & grandchildren.