Areas of Practice
Here are some of the areas that we specialize in. If you do not see your particular situation, please contact our office to see if we can be of assistance.
Filing bankruptcy can help a person by discarding debt or making a plan to repay debts. A bankruptcy case normally begins when the debtor files a petition with the bankruptcy court. A petition may be filed by an individual, by spouses together, or by a corporation or other entity.
All bankruptcy cases are handled in federal courts under rules outlined in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
There are different types of bankruptcies, which are usually referred to by their chapter in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Individuals may file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, depending on the specifics of their situation.
Municipalities—cities, towns, villages, taxing districts, municipal utilities, and school districts may file under Chapter 9 to reorganize.
Businesses may file bankruptcy under Chapter 7 to liquidate or Chapter 11 to reorganize.
Chapter 12 provides debt relief to family farmers and fishermen.
Bankruptcy filings that involve parties from more than one country are filed under Chapter 15.
Bankruptcy Basics provides detailed information about filing.
Seeking the advice of a qualified lawyer is strongly recommended because bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences. Individuals can file bankruptcy without a lawyer, which is called filing pro se. (United States Courts)
Family law is a broad category that encompasses most anything to do with marriage and children. Some of the areas included are adoption, child support, custody, divorce, guardianship, paternity, visitation, post-nuptial agreements, and pre-nuptial agreements.
We also assist in various other areas, such as wills, transfer on death deeds, probate, advance health directives, power of attorney, contracts, incorporations, and real estate. Due to the expansiveness of the legal system, this is not a complete list of all of the services our office is able to assist with. If you do not see your need listed, please contact us for further information on if we are able to assist with your situation.