Creative people are sometimes ill-suited for the world of commerce. They may be able to innovate life-saving inventions or write great books, but they're often unable to navigate the world of contracts, and unprepared to protect their creations. An attorney can be a mixed blessing. On one hand, a lawyer can often shield the creative individual from harm, and guide the innovation to a safe, profitable landing. But, at the same time, the fees for this work can sometimes exceed any hopes of return on the innovation. That's why creative types must proceed cautiously when engaging an attorney. We urge you to seek professional help but do so armed with some of the knowledge provided in the articles, below.