As we show you in this video, laws vary by state. Some states require a lawyer to assist in several aspects of the home buying process while other states do not as long as a qualified real estate professional is involved. Even if your state doesnt require one you may want to hire a lawyer to help with the complex paperwork and legal contracts. A lawyer can review contracts make you aware of special considerations and assist you with the closing process. Your real estate agent may be able to recommend a lawyer. If not, shop around.