PROBATE & LITIGATION

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I HAVE BEEN OR THINK I MIGHT BE SUED


  • letter demanding response
  • “summons & complaint”
If you received a demand letter, this often means that a lawsuit has not been filed yet. If you received a “Summons and Complaint,” this IS the actual lawsuit. Either way, it’s time to get to work. We can help you defend yourself at all stages of the fight by representing you or equipping you to represent yourself. Whether you choose to call us or not, if you’re in this situation, make sure you know and comply with every single deadline. If you miss a deadline, it could prevent you from being able to defend yourself, even if you have a valid defense and could have won otherwise.




I AM SUING SOMEONE OR HAVE A DISPUTE WITH SOMEONE


  • I want to avoid it, but they’re acting like they want to be sued
  • I would like to work things out outside of court
It’s frustrating when you want to work out a dispute with someone, but they won’t respond to you or they won’t be reasonable. We can help you get the other person’s attention, get to a solution, and execute it. Many times, that means settling the matter outside of court. But if you have to file a lawsuit, we can help you get what’s yours by representing you or equipping you to represent yourself. Whether you choose to call us or not, if you’re in this situation, make sure you do at least these three things before you go to court: 1 - ask for what you want, clearly and in writing; 2 - send the demand to the person who actually caused the problem and get proof it was delivered; 3 - set a deadline for that person to respond to you, and tell them what it is.




I AM IN PROBATE OR I THINK I MIGHT NEED TO GO


Probate court is the place we go when we are either in charge of someone else’s affairs or we need to be in charge of someone else’s affairs, or someone has died. Probate court has broad powers to “do equity,” meaning to do what is fair under the law. But, it has a lot of rules. We can help you figure out if probate court is where you need to be and help you navigate all of the technical requirements once you’re there. Whether you choose to call us or not, if you’re thinking about going to probate court, do yourself a favor: Get all of the names and contact information for relatives within two degrees of the person you’re going to probate court about. That means, the person’s spouse or domestic partner, the person’s parents, grandparents, siblings, kids, and grandkids. You will have to serve notices to a LOT of people, and having this information handy will save you a LOT of time.





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