Personal bankruptcy is a legal determination that a person is unable to completely pay personal debts. A lawyer can help you develop a plan to resolve your debts and comply with the legal requirements of declaring bankruptcy.
From drafting, reviewing and interpreting a contract to enforcing a contract, your attorney is your counselor and advocate. An attorney can help you make sure your contract expresses your agreement and complies with the law. After a contract is signed, your attorney can help you enforce the contract.
Criminal charges include things like traffic violations, OUIs, sex offenses, violent offense and drug offenses. An attorney can help you protect yourself and your record. Regardless of guilt or innocence, your attorney is your confidant, advisor and advocate during this stressful and serious time.
Estate and Disability Planning
Estate planning allows you to decide what will happen in the event of your disability, incapacity or death. Rather than filling out a generic form or leaving the decisions up to the government and the courts, an attorney can tailor an estate plan to carry out your specific wishes. This gives you control over what happens and takes the burden off your family through the use of wills, trusts, living wills, health care proxies and powers of attorney.
Family law encompasses a wide range of topics that affect our day-to-day lives. If you are planning for a marriage, an attorney can help you draft, review or interpret your ante-nuptial agreement. Your attorney can also help you dissolve your marriage through a divorce or annulment. Your attorney can help you make decisions on child custody, alimony, child support, and property division as well as advocate for you in court. After a divorce, an attorney can help you make sure your court order is enforced and help you modify that order when circumstances change.
If you suffer personal or property injury, you may have rights to compensation. An attorney can help you assess and pursue compensation for your injury.