Personal Attorneys – The Convenience of Keeping an Attorney on Retainer
As a young adult, it always seems as though life holds nothing but promise. You finished your studies at Berkeley and you moved off to start a promising career in San Diego. Before long, you decided to settle down, buy a home in San Diego, and start a family. The Southern California real estate attorney who handled your first home purchase was probably your first experience with an attorney. However, this could have also been the perfect opportunity to develop an ongoing relationship with a personal attorney. It is always beneficial to have one on retainer.
Life presents numerous situations where even respectable, law-abiding, hard working adults need to seek the advice and assistance of legal counsel. Real estate transactions, wills and estate planning, property boundary disputes, accidents, all of these situations can cause an individual to seek representation by an attorney. Each of these situations also provides an opportunity to find a good attorney with whom to develop an ongoing retainer relationship. The benefits of having a “go to” attorney are numerous, including the ease with which you can hand off complicated legal matters and the peace of mind knowing you don’t have to weather tough legal battles alone.
Let’s look back at that home purchase opportunity as an example. After you purchased and closed on your home, you decided to remodel the kitchen. You hired a contractor, but now that the work is finished, you discover things were not completed correctly. In trying to get the contractor to correct the problems, you’re met with resistance. If you thoughtfully retained the services of the law firm that handled your closing, you probably already have access to a contract attorney would can take over the struggle with the contractor for you. They can point out the legalities of the contract, and if necessary, take the matter to court on your behalf.
If an unfortunate financial crisis strikes and you find yourself facing bankruptcy, that same firm can help. If they do not specifically employ consumer bankruptcy attorneys, they can certainly recommend area bankruptcy attorneys who will best meet your particular needs and concerns. Bankruptcy lawyers are not particularly hard to find, but being able to find one who best fits your needs may not be as easy. By having a law firm with whom you have an established relationship, you gain access to not only their services, but you also gain access to their considerable knowledge of the legal community in your area for needed referrals.