Contemplating divorce is tough. Taking that next step of calling a divorce lawyer is even harder. O'Connor Law Offices provides one free confidential consultation so you can learn about your legal rights, such as your right to your children, your assets, and your obligation to pay creditors.
Guardianship is a legal relationship, supervised by the court, when a person is unable to, or can no longer communicate safe and sound decisions about his/her person and finances. The minor or adult for whom a guardianship is sought is called a Ward. A Ward may include minor children, or adults that may be mentally disabled, incapacitated, or vulnerable adults such as the elderly.
Family issues are very sensitive and personal to people. We understand and realize this means clearly explaining legal rights, and providing all available options to our clients is of the utmost importance.
As a parent, the last thing you want to have happen is danger to your child or another. CHIPS stands for the "Child in Need of Protection and/or Services" law which helps children. Family law attorney Margaret O'Connor has dealt with numerous CHIPS cases over the years. When a child comes to court because a parent has hurt them or not taken care of them, this is a CHIPS case.
Estate Planning: something we all need yet generally overlook. If you own a home, have children, are married, have an IRA, retirement account, life insurance policy or even a pet, then drafting an estate plan should be on your to-do list.
Probate is the legal process of distributing a deceased individual’s assets to his or her beneficiaries. Probate is either guided by one’s Will (testate) or without a Will (intestate). Though many might think the process of distributing one’s assets is a relatively straightforward process, it can become very complicated.