In 2022, there are more reasons than ever as to why you may need to employ the services of a legal representative. But you just may not have experienced them yet!
And while most issues can be solved without legal advice or representation, there are some instances in which there is no other option and you or your family will need some specialised legal advice.
However, it is worth having a vague idea beforehand about the areas that a legal team can help you with and which areas many law firms specialise in.
So, with that in mind, why would you need to hire the services of solicitors Portsmouth?
Family and divorce
Family is the cornerstone of society and so many people will at one time or another experience an issue with legality surrounding this area.
And this may relate to divorce, legal separation, child access, division of assets in a house or company following divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Many legal teams can also help with issues surrounding stepchildren and inheritance and of course, the writing of wills.
Unless you have expertise in the area of law, probate can be very tricky, so it is always advised to seek the experience of a probate solicitor.
Sadly, death is a part of life and for many, it comes with the management of a loved one’s estate.
Probate law is complicated, and at an emotional time, can be difficult to manage, which is one of the reasons why so many people hire the services of a legal firm to help them out. Many legal representatives can also help with the drawing up of wills, living wills and will also be able to assist you with issues surrounding inheritance tax and the division of assets among beneficiaries, or people named in a will.
If you are buying your first home, adding to a property portfolio, or are looking to rent your first commercial property, then you will need to speak to a solicitor whose area is conveyancing.
Technically, this group of legal professionals are tasked with being able to help with the writing and signing of legal contracts surrounding properties, assist with exchanges and finishing days and will be able to conduct searches around the local area if you are buying a home.
And of course, as they can check if the price of the property you are buying is correct, these professionals can be worth their weight in gold!
Personal injury is a big area and if you have been injured in your workplace, in public or via the negligence of a medical professional, then you are likely to be advised to seek the advice of a solicitor who has expertise in this area.
You may even get more compensation than you think!
Power of attorney
People are living longer and, in the event that a loved one is in the early stages of a degenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, it will likely be important for their peace of mind and yours to approach a legal team to instruct a competent family member to be the power of attorney when they can no longer make decisions for themself.