Before you can decide whether you need a lawyer, you shoud understand what it is we lawyers do. Lawyers do much more than argue in court, and can often assist you in ways you may not know. During an initial consultation, Masten Law can give you an idea of whether we can help and what your possible options are. Here are our areas of expertise.
For individuals facing financial difficulties, bankruptcy may offer a path to finding relief from overwhelming debt. However, there are different kinds of bankruptcies and some are available only in specific circumstances.
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In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of anencumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien. The term conveyancing may also be used in the context of the movement of bulk commodities or other products such as water, sewerage, electricity, or gas.
Personal injury suits concern certain types of wrongdoing that aren’t covered by contract law. This includes claims for injuries like slipping and falling in a store parking lot, product liability suits, medical malpractice, car accidents, and many other types of cases.
Masten Law can help entrepreneurs start new businesses; advise small business owners on a variety of matters; work with large corporations; advise on business taxation issues; and assist with mergers and acquisitions, among other tasks.
If you have been accused of a crime, you will have to appear in court. The accused in this situation is known as the defendant. As the defendant, you and your criminal attorney will likely want to establish some sort of criminal defense to prevent a guilty verdict
(Masten Law provides crinimal defense. on a limited basis.)
The legal process of transferring of property upon a person's death is known as "probate." Although probate customs and laws have changed over time, the purpose has remained much the same: people formalize their intentions as to the transfer of their property at the time of their death (typically in a will), their property is collected, certain debts are paid from the estate, and the property is distributed.
Family law encompasses a wide variety of domestic issues, including marriage; divorce; adoption; paternity; child custody and support; and reproductive rights.
Commercial litigation is the process of taking legal action regarding business transactions. A business litigation lawyer is often consulted for legal representation and to help settle a dispute.
Property law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in real property (land as distinct from personal or movable possessions) and in personal property, within the common law legal system. In the civil law system, there is a division between movable and immovable property.