If you’re looking for a new home, there may be times when a real estate attorney’s expertise can save you money and headaches. Here, we’ll cover six times you might want to use an attorney to walk you through a real estate transaction.
Some states have laws on the books mandating the presence of an attorney at specific points in the purchase process — typically to help with closing costs. If you’re not sure if your state requires attorney involvement, your best bet may be to check with a real estate agent or local title office. The number of states requiring attorney involvement has shrunk in recent years.