Attorneys At Law Estate Planning / Probate / Real Estate / Criminal Defense
Real Estate: If you are selling real estate, you'll need to have a deed and a purchase and sale agreement prepared so that you are protected if the sale falls through or if other problems arise. If you are buying real estate for cash, you will need to make sure the title to the property is clear and that the closing is conducted properly. We provide these services for a flat fee that we will explain to you before beginning any work. We also provide advice and representation in various other real estate matters.
Probate: When someone passes away, we advise family members or the personal representative named in the will on how to handle the estate. We complete and file any required forms with the York County Registry of Probate. We bill hourly for this service, but we will give you a good estimate of the fees based on the many estates we have probated in the past. We also handle less common issues in probate, such as contesting the validity of a will.
Wills, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning: Many people put off getting their estate plan in place. Even if you don't need a trust or complex estate plan, there are things that you should consider to make the administration of your estate as straightforward as possible. We can offer advice and prepare documents that will provide you with a comprehensive estate plan. We can also discuss whether it is appropriate to grant a trusted person the authority to handle your affairs under a power of attorney if you become unable. These services are charged at a flat rate that covers the initial meeting with one of our attorneys through having the documents prepared and signed.
Criminal Defense: James handles a variety of criminal defense matters in York and Cumberland Counties. Criminal cases are billed at a flat rate agreed to in advance, or hourly, depending on client preference. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.
General Civil Practice: We handle a variety of civil matters that are not discussed above. If you are wondering whether we can help, give us a call. We will gladly give you a selection of names of trusted attorneys, accountants, real estate agents, title companies and insurance brokers in the area.
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current legal developments or be applicable to your specific circumstances. These materials are not
intended, and should not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of
facts or circumstances, and we will not represent you until after we can meet with you and review your case. Description of services provided is not a guarantee of results.