The amount of different case types brought to court is seemingly endless. Each and every one is unique and requires an extensive knowledge of that specific type of law. At the same time, there are some types of case that are far more prevalent than others. Here are just a few of the most common:
- Family law: This can include divorce, child custody, child support payments, and alimony. Legal separations and divorces involving children are always more complex, but the majority of divorced couples in the United States — about 66% — are childless. Some of these matters that stem from domestic abuse often involve some form of legal protection, such as a restraining order.
- DUI: Even though many know of the dangers of driving under the influence, it still occurs quite frequently. In fact, more than 1.4 million people are arrested for their first DUI offense annually. Being charged with a DUI can have lasting consequences without legal protection. Not only can a license be suspended for a set period of time, but multiple offenses could lead to driving privileges being permanently stripped away.
- Fraudulent products: False advertising was once often overlooked, but consumers are now more savvy. Recently, there’s been a surge in weight-loss products and supplements that have proven to be ineffective. According to a Federal Trade Commission survey, an estimated 4.8 million consumers in the United States have been victims of fraudulent weight-loss products that promise quick and easy results. These products topped the list of products and services present on the survey.
- Estate Planning: After a lifetime of hard work, most people would like to rest easy knowing that their assets will be in good hands after their passing. Many choose to have a will in place to designate how or where their assets will go, while others may choose to have a power of attorney that grants a trusted individual the ability to make financial decisions on their behalf if they become incapacitated. Many also have a combination of these and other estate plans.
Regardless of what legal situation you may be involved in, you’ll have a better chance at coming out alright with some form of legal protection. After all, some legal matters can end up affecting you for the rest of your life.