5 Reasons You Need a Good Advocate

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A good advocate can make all the difference when you’re trying to navigate complex legal problems, whether you’re dealing with family law, civil litigation, or criminal cases like DUI and drug crimes. Not only do they ensure that your interests are protected, but they also manage your expectations and help you understand the legal process so that you know what to expect at every step of the way. Here are five reasons why every client needs a good advocate on their side in legal situations.

1) An advocate can save you time


Many legal problems can be solved by simply consulting with an attorney or advocate. By working closely with your advocate, you can potentially resolve your legal issues faster and at a lower cost than if you had tried to handle them on your own. This is especially true when dealing with complicated, time-sensitive matters. Hiring a good advocate will help ensure that your particular problem is addressed in a timely manner.

2) An advocate can help you navigate a complicated system


Legal processes can be difficult to understand. While you may think you know what’s going on in your case, an experienced advocate will be able to cut through any confusion and help you make decisions that are right for your situation. For example, they might point out when it’s time to seek legal representation. When dealing with sensitive or complicated matters, hiring an advocate might save you thousands of dollars over time by reducing mistakes and helping avoid costly delays.

3) An advocate is an objective third party


An advocate is an objective third party that can help keep you level-headed and make smart decisions during stressful times. Your attorney will provide guidance on everything from who to sell your business to, to how much you should be paid in exchange for your shares. This experienced professional can also help prepare you before meeting with an investor or buyer; for example, by helping you decide what information about your company is material and non-material.

4) An advocate can give you expert information


An advocate can give you expert advice that you wouldn’t have thought of yourself. For example, your accountant can help you decide whether to donate your time or money to a charity.

5) An advocate can be your guide during difficult times


Many clients come to us when their lives are in crisis. They may be facing criminal charges, divorce proceedings, issues with housing, or with their children’s school district. During these times it is easy to lose perspective and feel overwhelmed by events that seem beyond your control. Your advocate can help you understand your rights and responsibilities under state and federal law so that you can make informed decisions about your case and determine how best to proceed.

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