Three Types of Lawyers You May Need To Call

When we say types, we mean specialties. Each lawyer, upon earning their Juris Doctor degree, a lawyer can specialize in a certain field. They can become criminal lawyers, real estate lawyers, business lawyers, family lawyers, etc. There are many different specialties offered to lawyers, and each lawyer becomes proficient in their selected specialty. Below is a short overview of three different types of lawyers: business, criminal, and family.

  1. Business Lawyers

The business attorney (lawyer) is the person who is involved with the company’s bare bones. This means that the business lawyer is in charge of all legal matters of the business, resolve legal disputes, taxation, property, and so on. Depending on the size of the business, the business may hire one lawyer or a team of lawyers. Business lawyers play a vital role in any legal matters that the company may have. They can also represent other employees during court hearings, should they need to. A business lawyer follows the same educational path as any other lawyer, but it is highly recommended that they obtain a master’s degree in some point of their law career. The master’s degree in business law provides information for a more in-depth business law practice.

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  1. Criminal Lawyers

At this point, the majority of the world’s population already know who a criminal lawyer is. Criminal lawyers specialize in crime from representing clients, defending clients, and being extremely familiar with criminal law. Their main task is to represent a defendant in a criminal court system. The criminal lawyer is the person responsible for developing a case for their defendant. Developing the case includes hours of law research, gathering witness testimonies, reviewing police records and if applicable medical records, and attending all legal based hearings on their current case. Gathering information for a criminal case and attending each legal hearing is enough work on its own. However, most criminal lawyers have a team behind them to help them gather up necessary information for their current case.a criminal behin bars

  1. Family Lawyers

While family lawyers still have to go through the same schooling as other lawyers, they are a bit less involved in the court world—at least compared to a business or criminal lawyer. Family lawyers are those who help with wills, estates, divorce, marriage, prenuptial agreements, and so on. Family lawyers are able to sit in on mediation meetings, and even offer legal advice to their clients. They also help families with adoption, custody battles, and even juvenile troubles.

Becoming a lawyer is not an easy task, but for those passionate about law, it is worth it. If you are unsure of what kind of lawyer you should hire, figure out how to categorize your legal issue. Once you know which category your legal issue falls, you are able to research other types of lawyers to determine which would be the best lawyer to get into contact with. Lawyers are here to help you with the legal process of any issue, and their specialties will guarantee that!

Should you get a Lawyer after a Loved one has passed?

For most of us, the thought of losing a loved one hardly ever passes our minds—I mean, they are going to live forever, right? Unfortunately, at the current time, humans are not able to live forever. People will eventually pass, and we need to be able to handle their passing. Everyone copes in different ways, but there is no doubt that the legal side of death is a difficult one.

What to do if a loved on Passes:

You may have gone through this before. Someone close to you passes, and you are now set to deal with their final affairs. Whether you are the executive of the will, next of kin, or even the spouse, you will have to manage their final affairs.

This can get a little bit stressful (as if death was not stressful enough!), because you need to take into consideration your lost loved ones personal affairs. What was their debt like, did they own their house or were they still making payments, did they even leave a will, is there a life insurance policy, how are you going to pay for a funeral, etc. The list goes on and on.

People avoid hiring lawyers due to the cost. They will spend a few hundred dollars on a lawyer that will only provide a few sessions of guidance to you. Some people find this to be useless spending, while other people stick to hiring a lawyer.

The truth is, you should hire a lawyer—but not just any lawyer. Lawyers practice law in different ways. You have divorce lawyers, criminal lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and so on. Your best bet is to hire a lawyer who specializes in death affairs, estates, wills, and trusts. These lawyers know the law when it comes to death and will keep you out of any trouble.

Sure you can simply google any questions you have, and even ask people around your community for advice. The thing is though, what are the credentials of said advice? Has the person gone through this before (did they hire a lawyer?), have they only ever been on the outside of the situation, were they able to handle their lost loved ones affairs effectively?

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Why hire lawyer?

By hiring a lawyer to handle after death affairs, you are getting legal and reliable information. Especially lawyers who have specialized in estates, trusts, wills, etc., they will lead you in the right direction to make the after death process a little less stressful for you.

Even if you just consult with a lawyer after your loved one has passed, you are one step closer to the after death process going smoothly. An initial consultation with a lawyer can give you general information and point you in the right direction for the task at hand. Even though you would be doing most of the heavy lifting, you are still cutting yourself a break by seeking legal advice about what to do after death of a loved one.  

If you have any questions after a loved one has passed, please feel free to reach out at my contact form.