Legal Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy is a legal status established by a court that allows a consumer to legally eliminate debts and get a fresh start. Typically this involves a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. Under Chapter 7 the court is asked to discharge the debts owed. Chapter 13 involves filing a plan with the court to repay the creditors.
Civil litigation refers to a broad range of legal disputes filed in civil court. At Prolawfirms.com it excludes the area of disputes involving personal injury. It includes disputes between businesses, consumer disputes, nuisance claims, breach of contract actions, or any other non-criminal matter.
Domestic & Family Law
Domestic and Family law is an area of the law dealing with the relationships between family members. It is also thought of in the context of divorce but is actually much more complex. Domestic and family law attorneys can assist you in resolving a number of diverse issues.
Elder law is a general description for legal issues relating to senior citizens and generally fall in three broad categories – estate planning and administration, disability and long term care issues, and guardianship, conservatorship and commitment matters. Attorneys at Prolawfirms.com are ready to assist clients with a broad range of elder law issues.
Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of a person’s assets after death. It can involve the drafting of a will, trust, power of attorney, living will or other document that can achieve the goals of the client. Estate planning attorneys attempt to eliminate the uncertainty that can often occur with the administration of an estate.
Immigration law involves the laws, rules and regulations governing immigration. It is generally controlled by federal and international statutes. Immigration lawyers are able to assist clients in a number of areas, such as, family immigration, deportation, cancellation of, removal, consular processing and much more.
Intellectual property law refers to legal rights recognized for creations of the mind. A person can be given exclusive rights under the law to a wide variety of ideas. These are often referred to as intangible assets, and can include new inventions, designs, art, music or other ideas that you originate.
Landlord & Tenant
A number of issues can arise between a landlord and a tenant regarding the leasing of property. If you are a landlord you may have questions about updating your lease, an eviction or unlawful detainer action. If you are a tenant you might need a lease reviewed before signing, or assistance with protecting you tenant rights.
If you have been injured due to the fault of someone else you probably have questions about insurance, medical bills, and how to get the best settlement for your case. Unfortunately the party on the other side is an insurance company or corporation that deals with claims like these every day. You are at a disadvantage.
Probate is the legal name given to the process of passing ownership of property from a decedent to his heirs. This process is either conducted pursuant to a will (testate) or under the laws of the state (intestate). A number of potential issues can arise prior to death that could raise legal issues relating to the probate process.
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Law is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers rights to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent manmade additions attached to it. This includes the capacity to hold interests in real property, permissible interests in real property, relations between owners, relations between owners and the community, landlord and tenant relations and more.
Social Security & Disability
If you are faced with a disability claim, you may already know that dealing with the Social Security Administration is difficult. The average person is not experienced in dealing with the mountain of paperwork required to file a social security claim. It is the job of a social security lawyer to make filing your disability claim a smooth as possible while ensuring that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
Tax law applies to the rules, policies and laws that govern the collection of taxes by the government. Tax law is a complicated body of law involving the payment of taxes to the government, including the federal, state and local levels.