Most of us think about attorneys about as often as we do our spare tire: we know we may need to use that tire someday, but we don't check the air pressure in it as much as we should. It's not until we have a blow-out on the side of Interstate-85 that we realize what a valuable resource it actually is.
Similarly, when you experience a blow-out in life whether it's a business deal gone bad or a divorce the importance of having access to a quality attorney becomes all too obvious. Attorneys can help you navigate the intricacies of a complex, rapidly changing legal system while protecting your rights and interests in a variety of areas. "The majority of people use an attorney for criminal or family law matters," says Jeff Hicks, past president of the Gwinnett County Bar Association; however, Gwinnett's legal experts are ready to serve you in every aspect of the law, from preparing a will to resolving a landlord-tenant dispute.
You don't have to wait to consult an attorney until you have a legal problem, either. Consider estate planning and business incorporation, just two areas where legal assistance today could mean fewer headaches and big savings should issues arise in the future. "It's not really expensive to have a lawyer help you set up a business," Hicks says. "Down the road, problems are worse because you didn't address things beforehand."