The term “criminal law” refers to the actual laws, statutes, and rules that define acts and conduct as crimes, and establishes punishments for each type of crime. Criminal acts are generally those viewed by the government as threat to the public welfare or safety. The severity of the act determines whether the crime is categorized as a misdemeanor or felony. A criminal case is initiated by a prosecutor who represents the State and the County in which the individual is alleged to have committed the crime. A person convicted of a criminal offense can face incarceration, probation, fines and costs. If you’re facing charges, you should have an experienced attorney there to help you.
Family law encompasses a broad range of legal topics involving marriage and children. Common family law subjects include divorce or annulment, child custody and parenting time, child support, and spousal support/alimony. Family law can also include grandparenting rights and paternity actions. These can be some of the most contentious and distressing legal disputes. In addition, the Court process and laws regarding these matters can be very confusing. Consulting an experienced family law lawyer can help you understand your rights and to protect your interests as well as those of your children.
Estate planning is the process of organizing your assets in preparation for your death. A lawyer can assist you in choosing beneficiaries, planning for the care of your children, or even making arrangements for your funeral. In addition to making plans for the distribution of your assets, your estate planning attorney will help you put a plan in place to protect your assets should you be unable to do so. Finally, your attorney will help you create an Advanced Healthcare Directive so that the person of your choice can make medical decisions for you if you cannot do it yourself. If you would like to learn more about drafting a Will or Trust, please feel free to contact Kyrsten today.
A good Landlord/Tenant Lawyer can help you draft a lease, negotiate terms, or evict a problem tenant. Rental or Lease Agreements are a contract between the landlord and tenant that define the terms of the relationship. If either party feels that the Agreement has been violated, an attorney can help determine whether legal action can be taken. If a tenant isn’t paying rent, there is no need to try to handle it yourself. Your lawyer can handle these matters for you and take that burden from your shoulders.
If you have questions about these practice areas, or you have a question about a legal issue that is not listed please do not hesitate to contact Kyrsten today.