Legal advice and legal assistance – How to obtain it correctly

It is sometimes difficult to know where to look and what questions to ask when you find yourself in a situation where you require legal advice or assistance.
Answering these questions will assist you in determining the kind of assistance that is required, who to contact and what to do:

What kind of situation do I find myself in?
What area of the law would this issue fall under and are there legal representatives available that specialise in that specific area?
Do I need the help of a professional to find a solution to my problem?
Is the court already involved in this matter (have you been served with any papers by the Sheriff) or do I suspect that the court will have to become involved shortly?
Has any law or legislation been violated or broken?
Am I emotionally prepared to involve a legal specialist in this matter to help find a solution?
Am I financially prepared and able to appoint a legal representative to assist with this matter?
Have I exhausted every other possibility or am I not prepared to do this on my own?

Once there questions have been answered, it should be easier to determine whether legal assistance is required and if so, the nature of the assistance required and the type of legal specialist that you are looking for.

If it appears that you do need assistance, feel free to contact our legal specialist who will be able to advise as to the best way forward in your matter.

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