If you think about it, it doesn’t really take much reason to practice proper financial management. Instead of asking why you need to do so, the correct question is, why not?

FAILURE TO ASK QUESTIONS. You should ask a lawyer you are considering who he/she would hire for a case such as yours. You should ask the lawyer you are considering questions about his/her experience and credentials. Can they point to satisfied clients who have given testimonials of their experiences with the lawyer and law firm? Who besides the lawyer will be working on your case? How do they handle telephone calls? How do they charge? What does the lawyer expect of you? How will he/she keep you informed of progress on your case? How does he/she plan to present your case/defense? You should ask questions about court procedures or other procedures pertaining to your case or legal matter. If there are terms that you do not understand, ask your lawyer to explain them to you.

Do you find yourself moving debt around instead of paying off your loans? In an effort to get one creditor off your back you may wind up borrowing heavily from another creditor. Such methods of personal financial management don’t usually escalate in higher interest rates and greater debt.

And speaking of sending a lot of staff, the armed forces don’t like to lose. They will attempt to win at any cost. That’s why they will typically send a large staff to try to intimidate any civilian or military lawyer, and also to provide more brain power in order to secure a conviction. So you must ensure that your counsel is extremely aggressive. It shouldn’t be hard to find an aggressive counselor, as they are usually well known for their case results amongst their peers. If your lawyer is aggressive enough, nothing the armed forces sends will intimidate him/her, and you’re more likely to beat the case.

You also want a creative lawyer. Being creative means thinking outside the box and going beyond the norms to produce amazing, unexpected results. A creative lawyer is full of ideas (conventional or not). You will never reach a dead end with a creative wealth management. At least you’ll know that your lawyer will be able to defend your case whatever the circumstance.

Envelope Budgeting. This type of system involves paying for everything in cash. You make one detailed budget, get the total amount and literally put the cash in labelled envelopes. You then make sure that you do not spend more than the cash that is placed in that envelope. It is a simple and easy way of sticking to you budget – although it may not be appealing to people who dislike carrying around money.

Like any major decision in life–it’s a combination of research of the facts followed by an intuitive conclusion. Usually you need both to make a great decision and hiring a lawyer is no exception.