Some things look so easy that it’s tempting to say: I can do this myself. Remember, the experts make things look easy because they’ve had years and years of training and practice. The same is true with lawyers. They’ve had years and years of education and practice. They’re the experts.
This book isn’t trying to make you a legal expert. It’s not here to guide you to a particular action. It’s only trying to introduce you to legal concepts and inform you about the law. It doesn’t know your situation. It won’t ask you all the right questions. It will just provide you with general legal information. So take the time and learn as much as you can. If you do, you’ll be much better equipped when you go to a lawyer. You’ll have a better idea of what to ask and you’ll better grasp difficult legal concepts.
The other thing to remember is that laws are constantly changing. Some information might be outdated.
Please don’t take this personally, but just because we’re giving you legal information in a book or allowing you to contact us electronically doesn’t mean that you (the reader) and Vellum LLC (the law firm) are an item. Vellum is not your attorney until you sign a fee agreement or you pay for our services.
Also, Vellum doesn’t do tax law. Have you seen how many tax laws there are? It takes a special type of person to know that stuff—people like CPAs and tax attorneys. We’re not part of that special group. So if you have tax questions, go see one of those people who are part of that group.