DUI or DWI
These are a pain and can often end up costing over 10k. If you are arrested for a DUI or DWI get the attorney. Typically, one might even be required or even provided by the state but under no circumstances should you try to fight or even negotiate this without a professional.
It’s no surprise divorce can be messy, but what is even more surprising is the number of people who try to handle this themselves. Don’t do that, especially if there are kids involved (see bullet #3 for more detail on that). Unless you are doing a simple divorce where you both part your ways and that’s that, chances are you will need an attorney. Save yourself the hassle and headache that is surely to come of having to take on this burden yourself and just hire an attorney.
Child Custody Battles
This is probably the most difficult on them all, but in order to (hopefully) make it less painful on all parties involved, find an attorney who specializes in this who can help. The truth is everyone wants what is best for the child(ren) but sometimes ego and anger can get in the way of that. If you and your partner are unable to come to an agreement, then you need to hire an attorney to help ASAP.
If You’re Being Sued
This should be a no brainer, but sometimes it’s not. If you are being sued, hire an expert to guide you through it.
Now, just because you possibly paired with a few of these above statements does not mean you need to worry or flee the state in a rental car to hide your identity (even though Enterprise does have some incredible deals via their online coupons!) Before you start to worry, remember you can always contact an attorney and get some legal advice for free (usually up to 30 minutes). They can direct you on what steps you need to take next in order to avoid any sort of legal ramifications or deal with whatever comes your way.