Why should I hire an attorney when I have been told I don't need one?
Many clients have told me 'others' have advised them they don't need an attorney. But anyone who has told you that is simply not looking out for your best interest. Whether buying or selling property you should always have a lawyer review your sale or purchase contract. You need to know what is in the so-called "standard" agreement. In the case of preparing a Deed, Will, or Power of Attorney, without an attorney you can risk everything. Do not rely on a blank form, paralegal, or some other individual to prepare these documents for you. In most cases, they are flawed because they do not take into consideration your specific situation.