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There are times in life when you don’t take things at face value. You get multiple estimates from contractors when having work done on your home. You take your car to multiple mechanics when it needs major repairs. You seek a second opinion when a doctor gives you a major diagnosis. The same should apply to your legal needs.

Sometimes it helps to have a matter reviewed with fresh eyes. Attorneys are human, too. There are times when it is difficult to see a case from the outside. Enter the second opinion. A third-party review of your situation provides a new perspective. That view will help you make a more informed decision.  

In this article, we discuss legal second opinions in Iowa including the following:

  • When Do You Need A Legal Second Opinion?
  • What Is A Legal Second Opinion?

When Do You Need A Legal Second Opinion?

There are moments in every legal matter where you must make key decisions. Deciding whether to file a lawsuit can be an expensive choice—parties usually pay their own attorney’s fees. Once litigation is underway, choosing whether to settle or push ahead can hinge on a few key facts or legal issues. The same can be said when facing a ruling that you want to appeal. When you’re in the middle of the situation, it’s difficult to see the bigger picture. A frank, unbiased opinion is invaluable.  

Even decisions that don’t seem make-or-break can be critical. A fresh set of eyes reviewing a settlement agreement, draft contract, or other document can spot issues others might not see. A different perspective may uncover new legal issues with further research. An important legal brief may need one last review.  

In all of these situations, a legal second opinion is an inexpensive alternative to uncertainty.  

What Is A Legal Second Opinion?

Risk management is at the heart of a legal second opinion. You aren’t seeking a new attorney—simply an independent review. Because the review is confidential, you don’t have to tell your current counsel that you are seeking one unless you choose to. It may be useful to include your current counsel in the process. Working well with others is part of an impartial review.  

If you are uncertain about a strategy or simply want clarification on an issue, then a second opinion can provide that. Our experienced attorneys can provide you with a legal second opinion. Call our office at (630) 324-6666, email, or schedule a consultation with one of our experienced bankruptcy lawyers today. You can also fill out our confidential contact form and we will get back to you shortly.  

Disclaimer: The information provided on this blog is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Each individual's legal needs are unique, and these materials may not be applicable to your legal situation. Always seek the advice of a competent attorney with any questions you may have regarding a legal issue. Do not disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog.

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