By: Mike Pike
It seems like the Internet is full of DIY, or “do it yourself,” projects these days. With countless websites, such as YouTube and Pinterest, devoted to teaching us how to create and fix things ourselves, it makes us feel like we can do anything on our own. From rebuilding your own car engine and replacing your own roof, to pulling your own wisdom teeth, there is a DIY tutorial for just about anything.
But in the legal world, there’s often too much at risk to forgo a professional. There are companies that will sell legal paperwork on the premise that it’s more affordable than an attorney’s services and just as good. The problem is, it’s really not. While many DIY projects are a great way to save money, it is never a good idea in the legal world.
A major reason why we hire people, including doctors, mechanics, roofers and even attorneys, is their knowledge and expertise. I encourage you to consider getting a quote for legal services before you DIY your legal matters.
With a no-obligation initial consultation, what’s the risk? You might just end up with a better legal result and a price you’re satisfied with. That will leave you more time and money to take care of other important things in life, like that roof or broken-down car.
Mike currently is the attorney for the Cities of Radcliff and Vine Grove, advising elected officials, employees, and various city boards on a wide variety of legal matters. A member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, Hardin County Bar, Meade County Bar, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Mike focuses his legal practice on cases concerning personal injury and social security, municipal law, business formation, and estates and probate law. Additionally, Mike oversees the real estate law department for the firm.