Many people who are in a situation where they could really use legal counsel choose not to get it. There are a number of reasons for this, including personality, intimidation, and cost concerns. Managing these issues will help you determine whether you need to seek outside help.
Like doctors, lawyers are specialists. The key to getting great legal service is finding the right lawyer from the beginning. The attorney you know who specializes in criminal defense might not be the best option for business agreements and contracts.