|Posted: March 2, 2006, 10:33 am - IP Logged|
If anyone has specific knowledge of why one with a general understanding of investments, budgeting and taxation should seek out the detailed knowledge of an attorney or accountant before collecting rather than after, I'd be most interested in hearing.
In principle, I agree with your premise. Unless you're a gooney-bird, lost in the desert, it doesn't take a mental giant to deal the with the initial few weeks, or months. Especially not to a detailed extent that you need to make life-long deicisions immediately. I am a strong advocate of Get The Money, Have The Money; deal with the problems in a weekl or two; when your rationale thought processes starts to function again.
However, I think a lawayer would be adviseable whenever some one throws down several inches of papers and wants your signature; a signature that WILL impact you and your life forever! Maybe not when dealing with a six thousand dollar win at the track, but definetely when big money is invloved. You didn't have a Mortgage Lawyer when you spent a couple of hundred thousand dollars on a house - to read the fine print? I sure as heck did. My mother did not raise any rocket scientists, but she didn't raise any doh-doh birds either! I'm talking about the $100M plus range. I want some one independant, being paid to look out for me. The lottery had lawyers write up that ton of paperwork; then had lawyers ensure they had it exactly the way they wanted it worded. You NEED a lawyer to read it back to you. Remember Clinton and his "Depends on what 'is' means" bulldung? Get a lawyer, you can afford the few grand. If you can't afford a lwayer, sell your second born!
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I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice