Family Law 101

On behalf of The Law Office of Wickersham and Bowers posted in Family Law on Thursday, April 15th, 2020.

Many different areas of the law and the specific practice of them can be very sensitive and delicate. This is probably no truer in any other legal situation than that which deals with those whom you most care about or have personal relationships with; family law. 

When you are involved in any type of dispute (or even just the need to consult with an attorney), chances are that you are already putting a strain on a once close and important relationship. Having a compassionate and caring legal specialist can help make sure that that relationship can continue to be a strong and healthy one.

The Sensitivity of This Area of Practice

The thing that makes this specific legal practice so delicate is the fact that there are usually heightened and intense emotions involved. This isn’t two strangers in a dispute about a contract or someone facing some type of criminal charge, this is often times two or more people who either at one time or still now love and care about each other deeply, and one (if not both) parties feel hurt and betrayed by the fact that whatever is going on between them has now come to the point of getting the law involved.

Various Examples and Different Scenarios

Common instances of this type of legal practice include prenups, marriage and divorce, child custody, alimony and child support, business or financial agreements between family and friends, and several others. Mediation, negotiation, and litigation all take on a very different feel to them when the person on the other side isn’t some stranger or random individual, but rather someone you love. 

That is why it is of the utmost importance that someone who is empathetic and cares as much about repairing relationships as representing the law is crucial to the situation being resolved in truly the best manner.

Relationships are More Important than Law

In the end, the person on the other side of the table (or courtroom) is probably someone that not too long ago you never would have dreamed you would be on opposite ends of a legal battle with. The family law experts at Wickersham and Bowers have seen countless of these scenarios play out, both positively and negatively. And they want to make sure that when it’s all said and done, you not only get the results you were hoping for but also the restoration of a relationship with your family member or friend.

Contact us today for a consultation.

Estate Planning 101

On behalf of The Law Office of Wickersham and Bowers posted in Family Law on Thursday, April 15th, 2020.

Of all of the various types of law that people often overlook or put off until it is too late, estate planning is right there at the top of the list. There may be a number of different reasons for this, such as many times a person feels like they are in good health and have many years left to worry about it.

Other times it may simply be that they feel that they don’t have a portfolio or assets that really require legal clarification and distribution. But many times the experienced estate attorneys at Wickersham and Bowers find that it is just a case of the client being anxious and nervous about facing their own mortality on the black and white pages of end-of-life legal documents.

The Importance of Estates and Wills

Estate planning isn’t just something meant for old, sick people with lots of money and assets. In this world that we live in very few things are certain. Young, healthy people who eat well and exercise regularly come down with serious, unexpected illnesses out of nowhere. Accidents can happen at any given time on any given day. If something unexpected were to happen to you, think about where it might leave your family and loved ones.

The Peace of Mind of Knowing Your Wishes are Carried Out

Having the knowledge that your final wishes for your spouse, children, employees, or anyone else that depends on you and what you provide for them is something that simply cannot be overstated. Although you will not be here to see it, imagine how you would feel knowing that there were legal battles and court litigation going on after your death to determine the course of action for your estate.

Security for Your Loved Ones

We know that no one ever has the intention of leaving those they care about to deal with a messy legal situation during a time when they should be mourning and celebrating your life. There is no greater gift and ease of burden that you could leave those folks than letting someone like Wickersham and Bowers take care of the details of your estate.

Contact us today for a consultation.