Bankruptcy - Divorce - Criminal - Real Estate - Wills - Probate

38 Years experience.

Law Office Of Jimmy Stewart

658-1532 101 S. Park,SanAngelo

 

Bankruptcy

In today’s world, more and more people are experiencing financial difficulties. We fully recognize the scope of these issues, and they understand the sensitive nature of difficult financial circumstances to their individual clients. The firm’s lawyers are interested in helping individuals in a financial bind determine the options that may be available to them to alleviate some of the stress associated with money and debt.

The most common form of relief to an individual in financial straits is the declaration of bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. A Chapter 7 liquidation allows an individual to get a fresh start financially by having all applicable debts discharged, while still retaining a certain amount of exempt property. Another avenue to explore is Chapter 13, which allows individuals to retain otherwise non-exempt assets while reorganizing and curing their debt load.

If a bankruptcy proceeding is deemed appropriate for you, we will take all of the steps necessary to assure that such an action is handled properly from beginning to end to allow you to begin anew financially. The firm takes a hands on approach to making sure that your needs are met through personal interviews, filing all necessary documents, attending any Court hearings, and following up to make sure that your financial difficulties have been resolved.

 

Criminal Law

We have an extensive practice covering everything from vehicle and traffic infractions through major felonies. This includes, but is not limited to, speeding and other motor vehicle infractions, driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, petit larceny, assault, burglary, robbery, drug cases both minor and major, as well as homicide cases. The firm’s practice includes the local criminal courts, city court, county court, supreme court, and the appellate courts, as well as all levels of the federal courts.

Estates and Trusts

The Estates and Trusts practice group provides effective advice, which enables our clients to provide for their loved ones after their death through wills and up front planning. We are well equipped to handle any estate, no matter the size or complexity.

An up front plan enables our clients to save thousands of dollars in Federal Estate Taxes. The use of some very straightforward techniques may allow clients to take advantage of the benefits afforded under the Federal Tax Laws. As individuals live longer, rising medical and nursing home costs often threaten the preservation of one’s assets. The amount of misinformation in this area is considerable. The law is rapidly changing. Firm attorneys can face these challenges through Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney and Article 81 guardianship proceedings.

We have represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in estate litigation based on will contests, construction proceedings and probate. Estates need to be properly administered through the Court, whether or not there is a will. Practical issues, such as disposing of personal and real property, also need to be addressed.

Matrimonial and Family Law

DID YOU KNOW:

Both parents are legally obligated for the support of a child, even if they were never married and regardless of the child's last name

Child Support is based upon a percentage of income and is set forth in the law

Most property acquired during marriage is considered marital property regardless of the title to the property, and all marital property is subject to distribution at the time of divorce?

If you have considered seeking legal counsel with regard to a difficult family situation, you have probably been intimidated by the legal process. We are sensitive to these concerns and handle each and every situation with compassion, integrity and discretion. The firm handles virtually every aspect of family law including divorce, support enforcement, visitation, and custody in the trial and appellate courts in addition to serving as law guardians.

 

Real Estate

At some time in their lives, nearly every person buys or sells property. The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment an individual will ever undertake. Careful consideration should be given to the attorney you choose to represent your interests.

The complexity of Real Estate Transactions often creates the need for a broad range of legal advice. Firm attorneys have the breadth and diversity of knowledge to advise clients on a virtually all issues. We offer services involving all areas of real estate, expanding far beyond the buying and selling of a family home. The firm has the capacity to meet the needs of individuals, businesses, corporations, lending institutions or other organizations. The firm’s real estate practice encompasses transactional matters including:

Acquisition and Sale of Raw and Developed Land

Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate

Buying and Selling Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Leasing

Mortgage Financing

Real Estate Law does not just involve transactions. Sometimes clients require litigation to enforce one’s rights.

Enforcement of Covenants and Easements

Examination of Title

Landlord and Tenant Actions and Evictions

Actions to Compel the Determination of a Claim to Real Property

Mortgage Foreclosure Actions

Mechanics Lien Actions and Foreclosure

Partition Actions

Representation of various lending institutions involved in financing

Summary Proceedings to Recover Real Property