In the modern world for most people, legal conflicts, questions, and issues arise regularly. Whether you are getting married, fighting a parking ticket, starting a new job or business, buying a house, planning for your retirement or just minding your own affairs, the law is in your face. When do you need a lawyer’s help? Sometimes it’s a no-brainer. If you’re filing for divorce, hit with a lawsuit, or charged with a crime, you probably need a lawyer — and fast. Other times it’s not so obvious. But be advised: You don’t have to be involved in a civil or criminal conflict or controversy to benefit from legal counsel.