Richard Emory Smalley, lawyer in Norman, Oklahoma

Because of the omnipresent internet where you can find any type of information, one may ponder whether it is really necessary to hire an attorney. This can be a very important decision. In his new article, Richard E. Smalley, Esq. explains.

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney

In the digital world of today, more and more people have become dependent on the internet. It has been estimated that more than half of the world’s population has access to this global computer network. Moreover, an average American spends almost 24 hours online in a week – this speaks volumes about our reliance on the Internet. Often people think the internet can replace individualized legal advice.

Attorney Richard Smalley provides his input in a new article that is available on his blog,

Since the internet has a wide range of answers to all kinds of questions, we find it no harm in consulting it when necessary. From a cooking recipe to how to mend a car to how to take legal action against a fraud – everything is available online. When it comes to legal matters, more and more people prefer to take help from Google or Yahoo now. All they have to do is simply type the issue on the search bar and they are presented with several ideas and solutions.

The question is – is this really the right way to go about it? Isn’t hiring an attorney more safe and reliable? Well, having an attorney to guide and explain legal matters is a far more sensible and smarter approach. In this article, we elucidate our point by discussing the importance of hiring an attorney in more detail.

1.Information on the Internet Can Be Misleading

As much as the internet is a wonderful place, it can be equally a bad one too. While the internet is a go-to source to attain information, it is likely that what you may come across on it is totally false. And there is no way to tally whether the information you are reading is correct or not. This can be a huge problem when trying to solve legal matters using the Internet.

 If you are someone who has little to no knowledge about laws and how they work, the internet may not be an ideal space to seek legal guidance from. Trusting the world of the Internet a little too much can prove to be more harm than good. You may end up taking a step that you may regret later on. Therefore, reaching out to a renowned attorney will be the best way to go about it.

2. Law Can Be Too Complicated to Understand

At times, understanding law can be as difficult as understanding another language. No matter how simply the Internet has explained to you about law and its aspects, there are certain things that only a professional can enlighten you. Also, there are different areas of law and each of them has varying rules. It can be complicated to wrap your head around unless you have an attorney in front of you to guide you.

Hiring an attorney will also give you an opportunity to question them on the spot without having to do additional research online. Imagine how much time you will end up saving by simply hiring an attorney.

3. Attorneys Can Work on Legal Documents More Efficiently

When you are preparing for a case or going to court proceedings, you will need to file paperwork at some point in time. If you are doing your legal work all by yourself, being a novice, you may face common problems. Preparing proper paperwork is a task of a professional or an experienced person as they are aware of the specifics required for the case.

In addition to having the knowledge of all the specifics, you will also have to understand the protocols necessary for your documents. You may look it up online to seek guidance on how to prepare your necessary paperwork. But doing so can be extremely time-consuming and taxing. A far better alternative is to hire an attorney that can assist you with your paperwork and get it done with it in a short span of time.

4. Attorneys Can Help You Escape Problems

Your hired attorney will always advise you on how to move forward with legal matters to avoid issues down the line. To ensure that you don’t face any legal fiasco, your attorney will help you in understanding all the aspects of your contract and what steps you need to take to avoid getting into hot water.

Considering these reasons, it is always ideal to consult an attorney, especially when you are starting your own business, selling or buying a property, managing wills, hoping to recover damage to your personal property, etc.

About Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard E. Smalley, III is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and serves as a mediator in family law cases.





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