Happy family

Find a legal form in minutes

Browse US Legal Forms’ largest database of 85k state and industry-specific legal forms.

When Do I Need A Lawyer

Potential clients should retain a lawyer for any of the following reasons:

  • if they have been charged with a felony
  • if they have been served with papers naming them as defendants in a lawsuit
  • if their insurance coverage is less than the amount a third party is claiming due to their negligence
  • if they are making a will or changing it
  • if they wish to adopt a child
  • if someone with whom they are involved in a business setting breaches his or her contract with the client
  • if they are resulting in substantial harm, or if the person suing them has a lawyer.

If a person is a defendant in a civil lawsuit and fails to appear in court, a default judgment will be entered by the court against them, and for all practical purposes, they will be unable to overturn it.

Inside When Do I Need A Lawyer