Why it’s best to get a good lawyer behind you

No one wants to find themselves in disputes with the law – whether you are seeking a divorce, tackling probate issues or fighting a medical negligence claim, if not dealt with properly and appropriately these issues can put yourself in a sticky situation. That is why it is imperative that you find a reputable and efficient law firm whom you can trust.

Not only will finding a good lawyer give you peace of mind, but it will allow you to focus on other aspects of your life. Such as, your family, your day to day social life and work. Simply because law disputes can be a stressful and distracting time, meaning that they need plenty of energy and gusto to help you. Simply put, investing time into researching high-quality law firms, and finding time to meet with the right person can have a myriad of benefits. Not only for your case, but also it can streamline the whole procedure.

Yet, what type of lawyer or solicitor do you need? And, also importantly, what are the benefits to finding a reputable lawyer that you can trust? As a leading law firm in Sunderland, we have collated together a blog post briefly describing the most popular types of lawyers that are requested on a day to day basis. We perform all of these services below and more, however, if you feel that your situation requires a more specialist approach, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Divorce Solicitors and Family Law Solicitors

It is no secret that divorce statistics have been on the rise for the past 50 years, and whilst we cannot exactly pinpoint as to why this is – it has lead to an increased demand for divorce and family law solicitors nationwide. Though it is not uncommon for divorces to be dealt with without the need for a solicitor, most of the time this is in cases where divorces are extremely amicable and without the complication of children and assets. Unfortunately, due to the emotionally difficult nature that divorces entail, this is not the case for most married couples. This is why it is imperative that you find a divorce lawyer that not only you can trust, but can help you navigate the arduous procedure of paperwork, fairly distributing possessions and sorting out child custody.

Divorce solicitors and family law solicitors are the best options if you are going through a nitty-gritty divorce, this is because they also offer specialist support like collaborative law and mediation. This is where you sit down with either a trained mediator or your lawyer (and your partner’s lawyer) to discuss the key issues in the disputes and come to a reasonable end that benefits all involved.

In addition, specialist divorce and family law solicitors are needed for cases that deal with domestic abuse. If these are the grounds that you are seeking a divorce, then in many cases you will need to get a criminal law solicitor involved too. In many cases, vulnerable people are afraid that a lawyer will cost too much money, which may put them off seeking help because of their financial situation, or, in the cases of coercive control – they might not have access to their personal funds. This is why the government, and many charities, offer legal aid to domestic abuse victims – so they can source a lawyer to help them as soon as possible. Finding a lawyer that you can trust in these cases can help you and your family get back on track and move forward with your life as soon as possible.

Wills and Probate Solicitors

Wills and probate are also parts of the law that can be difficult to sort – whether you are looking to write a will or you are dealing with a loved one’s will – it is imperative that you meet with a wills and probate solicitor who can help you. In cases that the deceased did not leave a will, it can cause family tensions over who receives what, and this is made all the more difficult if you are in a large family or if the deceased had multiple marriages and different offspring from these marriages.

Yet, these are not immediately solved if a will is present, as some family members may feel slighted if they are not included in the will. That is why, if you are looking to write a will that you carefully consider as to whom will be granted the executors of the will, and who is entitled to certain possessions that you own. Furthermore, if you and your partner are not married then they may not be legally entitled to immediately inheriting your possessions. Writing a will with the help of a wills and probate solicitor can explain to you what you need to do and iron out any difficulties in the process, like writing in the appropriate jargon. As stated above, many people may be put off by the legal fees. However, if a dispute occurs then this can create plenty of emotional damage amongst your family members. Writing a will and consulting a solicitor throughout will ensure that you and your family’s wishes are met.

Conveyancing Solicitors

Not as emotionally difficult as family law solicitors or wills and probate solicitors, but nonetheless equally important, conveyancing solicitors are integral to the procedure of sorting out buying and selling your house. The actual complexity of purchasing a property can surprise many homeowners – especially first-time buyers. With this in mind, it is important that you seek the advice and help of a conveyancing solicitor to help you deal with the backlog of paperwork. For many, this may not seem like too difficult an issue, and would be tempted to sort this out themselves. However, if any legal jargon is amiss, or you are struggling to juggle packing up the old house, finding a job, or general relocating issues then this can delay proceedings – frustrating any potential buyers of your house and the current owners of your new property.

Accident and Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you find yourself a victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, or medical negligence – then this can be a frustrating thing to deal with. For many, serious accidents and serious medical negligence issues can have life-altering consequences. For example, as a result of the accident or medical negligence, you may find that you need an expensive course of treatment, or you will need to make severe lifestyle changes that can impact you both emotionally and physically. If this is the case, then it is imperative that you seek the help and advice of an accident and medical negligence solicitor as they can help you receive monetary compensation as well as peace of mind. Many solicitors in this field offer on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, meaning that you can be assured they will work extra hard so you can win your case, and you can avoid endless legal expenses.

Finding the right lawyer can give you peace of mind

Now that we have explained a few different kinds of solicitor specialisms, we can tell you as to why finding the right lawyer will specifically help you. The main reason is that it can ease stress over the whole process. After all, you don’t want legal issues to keep you up at night or impact your day to day functioning. Finding a good lawyer who you can trust can assure you that your particular situation or grievance is valid and it can help you deal with the various complexities and issues of the law. Moreover, finding an experienced lawyer will more likely help you win your case.

In order to find the best lawyer for your situation, we have collated together some helpful tips below:

Ask for quotes from multiple firms

Don’t be afraid to ask for multiple quotes and also meet with many lawyers to see which one fits your needs. Even though lawyers will work professionally throughout, they all have separate personalities as they are human beings too. Especially for those who have sensitive legal cases, finding a lawyer that you can get along well with and trust is imperative to maintaining a good relationship throughout as it will improve communication between both of you.

In addition, finding multiple quotes will help you save money in the process. Yet, we advise that you don’t simply just go for the cheapest quote, as this could reflect the value and level of service you are receiving. Make sure you thoroughly research each firm and ask them the appropriate questions that are tailored to your grievances so you can find a lawyer that is the perfect match to your situation.

Enquire whether they have dealt with a case similar to yours

For those who have a very specific and specialist case, then it is worth asking the solicitors whether they have experience working with a similar case in the past. This will also give you peace of mind as to how the case could pan out, and help you trust the lawyer in the process.

Ask their philosophy and style

As mentioned above, each lawyer will have their separate individual personalities alongside being a professional solicitor. With this in mind, some lawyers may have a more aggressive and pushy style than others – important if you want them to challenge and push for a medical negligence case or if you are experiencing a fraught and tenuous divorce. However, if you are seeking an amicable divorce, or you don’t want to completely dissolve ties between you and your work for example (if it is a dispute with them), then a less aggressive lawyer will be more suited.

Naughtons Solicitors: Local and Expert Sunderland Solicitors

If you are searching for ‘lawyer near me’ and you are based in Sunderland, then you have come to the right place. From personal injury claims to family law disputes and holiday sickness queries, our highly trained team are experts in all of the various intricacies of the law. We pride ourselves on offering both a professional and friendly tailored approach to each case that we take on – helping you move forward or onto the next chapter of your life.We offer expert legal advice alongside our solicitor services, so no claim or personal situation, no matter how specific, will be a challenge for our team. With us, you can be assured to receive top of the range service. To find out more, simply contact us today.

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