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Do You Need a Lawyer in Texas?
When deciding if you need a Texas lawyer, you may consider that some legal claims can be resolved on your own. However, it is usually a better idea to talk to a lawyer, especially when your legal case is at stake. If you are facing the possibility of legal liability, a criminal record, or loss of your rights, a lawyer can help protect those rights.
People who represent themselves in court are called “pro se." The court still applies the same legal rules to pro se representatives as attorneys. This means that your claim could be denied or you may lose your case if you do not follow the court rules, including filing deadlines and requirements. For example, under the statute of limitations, if you file your claim even one day too late, your claim may be dismissed.
If you are not sure if you need a lawyer or not, you can find a lawyer in Texas to offer an initial consultation. This will give you a chance to ask basic questions, understand what may be at stake, and find out your legal options. Once you have an attorney on your side, you'll have an advocate to represent you so you can focus on other things.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?