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Sometimes the hardest thing about legal issues is knowing where to start to get them sorted.

It can be tricky to work out if you actually need help from a lawyer, let alone how to go about finding one.

Some legal issues appear over time, giving you the chance to weigh up your options. For example, if you decide to buy a house there might be spare time to plan and work through your choices for taking care of the legal side of things.

In other situations such as family problems that suddenly spiral out of control, or being accused of a crime, you probably won't have a great deal of time to make your choices. Luckily there is lots of information out there that can help, whatever your situation.  It's really just a case of knowing where to find it.

Here you can find our tips for surviving all sorts of legal issues, to help you work out what your legal choices are: