For most of us, encountering a problem that requires venturing into the legal system or finding ourselves unwillingly embroiled in a lawsuit can be a stressful and unexpected experience. Even if you have some knowledge of the legal system, retaining a knowledgeable attorney can mean the difference between a long ordeal and a quick and satisfactory resolution of your claim. At Martin Law Firm, our Fort Myers and Cape Coral personal injury lawyers have assisted victims throughout Southwest Florida with asserting their rights. We also can handle a wide variety of bankruptcy, family law, and estate planning and probate matters. Regardless of the situation that you are facing, you can rest assured that our team will approach you and your case with the attentive and zealous legal counsel that you deserve. Our firm maintains offices in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa, and Miami.Personal Injury
Some of the most common ways in which harm may befall a victim include car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and bicycle accidents. If you are injured in one of these types of collisions, you can bring a negligence claim against the individual who caused your injuries. In general, you will need to show that they failed to act with ordinary and reasonable care at the time of the accident and that this failure was the direct cause of the injuries that you suffered. A typical way to show that the defendant failed to use due care is by proving that they violated a statute or law at the time that the crash occurred, which can often be done by obtaining a copy of any police reports prepared in response to the accident. A seasoned personal injury attorney in Cape Coral or Fort Myers can help you assess your situation and determine whether you may have a claim for damages against the person or entity that hurt you.Bankruptcy
Whether you have a substantial amount of personal debt or are experiencing monetary pressures at your business, a bankruptcy proceeding may be the smartest and quickest way to take back control of your financial situation. Chapter 7 is often best suited for people who have a large amount of debt, while a Chapter 11 proceeding is typically used to help a business continue operating while its debt is reorganized and a repayment plan is developed. There are very specific procedures and requirements that you must follow when initiating a bankruptcy proceeding, including specific forms that you must fill out. In general, you will be asked to provide information about your finances, income, contractual obligations, mortgages, and outstanding unsecured debts. A knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney can provide substantial help with navigating this process and with ensuring that you protect your assets as much as possible during a bankruptcy.Family Law
At the Martin Law Firm, we have assisted Southwest Florida residents with family law matters related to divorce proceedings, alimony payments, and child custody arrangements. Even if you agree with your spouse or ex-spouse on many of these issues, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney to ensure that you understand the full scope of your rights and that you protect your interests at each step of the proceedings. It is not unusual for the spouses to initially agree about a plan but eventually reach a point of disagreement during the legal process that turns the matter into a heated dispute. Involving an attorney at the beginning ensures that you will be ready for any turn of events.Estate Planning
Many people assume that estate planning is necessary only if you are wealthy. In reality, it is important for anyone, and surprising complexities can arise. There are many different issues that an individual or married couple ought to consider when determining what will happen to their assets upon their death. Some of the most important issues to consider include tax implications and ensuring that you have sufficient income to support you throughout your lifetime. At the Martin Law Firm, our attorneys are a married couple who understand the nuances of drafting an estate plan and who can walk you through the process step-by-step to ensure that you have addressed every consideration and that you are content with the final product. You should not put off this important matter. Contact our diligent estate planning lawyers today.Probate
Losing a loved one is perhaps the most painful and life-altering experience that we may face in our lives, regardless of whether the loss was unexpected or not. While you are dealing with grief and tending to your loved one’s possessions, the last thing that you should need to address is ensuring that you are administering the estate appropriately. There are specific rules regarding how a deceased person’s affairs must be handled following their death, particularly when the individual left a will or trust to dispose of their assets. At the Martin Law Firm, we take pride in providing reliable and personalized legal services to ordinary individuals during times of stress. Our goal is to ensure that the transition occurs as smoothly as possible and that your family and you are not bogged down with legal issues and unreasonable delays during this time. Contact our experienced probate lawyers to learn more about how we can assist you and your family during your time of need.Contact a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer in Cape Coral or Fort Myers
At the Martin Law Firm, we treat each client with the respect and dignity that they deserve, regardless of the legal issue that they are facing. Our team of attorneys has experience across a broad variety of cases and is ready to address multifaceted situations in which many different concerns arise simultaneously. The first step for many people is to learn more about their legal rights and how to protect them, which is why we offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and how we may be able to assist you. Our Fort Myers and Cape Coral personal injury attorneys proudly represent ordinary people in Naples, Miami, Tampa, and other areas of Southwest Florida. Call us now at (844) 465-4357 or contact us online to get started.