At Holland Law, we provide legal assistance to customers in Flagstaff, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Cottonwood, Snowflake, White Mountains, Sholoh, and St. John’s. It is our goal to assist you during every step of the legal process whether you need us to help you cover the basics or our team to represent you in a larger capacity.
What is a lawyer?
A lawyer is someone who represents you and provides advice in legal matters. A lawyer has a deep understanding of state and local laws and can guide you through virtually any situation in your personal or professional life where the law is involved.
Many people picture lawyers standing in court questioning witnesses. While that does happen occasionally, lawyers also do consulting, research, and much more than what you see on television or in movies. A lawyer spends years learning the law and can help you understand and act according to your local regulations.
When should I use a lawyer?
The law is tricky and complex. Legal matters can be confusing, and you want to make sure someone is on your side. There are certain situations where a lot is at stake, including divorce, child custody hearings, and estate planning. A legal dispute can be negatively impacted when documentation is not submitted correctly or on time, and losing your legal battle could end up costing you much more than a lawyer would have.
Whenever you are in a complicated legal situation, look no further than Holland Law Group.
What does Holland Law Group specialize in?
Holland Law Group can help you in a myriad of legal situations. One of the benefits of turning to a group of attorneys is that you’re bound to find someone who specializes in whatever situation you’re in. For example, Jared Holland is one of our partners who has experience with estate planning, probate proceedings, civil litigation, contract law, family law, and others. Meanwhile, Joseph Holland is another one of our partners whose experience involves contract law, real estate law, appeals, and collections, among others.
What are the advantages of hiring a lawyer?
A lawyer is truly an expert and can help you understand the law surrounding your unique situation. When court cases are involved, having someone on your side can help you defend yourself according to the law as opposed to emotional or circumstantial evidence.
Starting a business, entering into a contract, or setting up a will can have legal ramifications and regulations. If not done correctly, your business may be doomed from the start or your contract may not be legally binding. Consulting with a lawyer can ensure that your legal proceedings are handled in accordance with state and local regulations.
How much do lawyers cost?
The final cost to you will depend on many factors. The type of legal advice you need, the length of time you will need an attorney, and the experience of the lawyer. Each situation is unique and the associated costs will vary widely. In addition to an hourly rate, your lawyer may also charge you for costs associated with your case like court fees, filing fees, expert witness fees, postage, travel expenses, and more. Holland Law Group is upfront and transparent about our pricing, so give us a call today to get a better idea of the costs associated with your specific situation.
What is family law?
The term “family law” is typically used to talk about any legal matters regarding related parties, including through marriage. Divorce, separation, and annulment are perhaps the most common forms of family law because the division of assets can become messy when no prenuptial agreement is present. When children are involved, family law can also include child custody agreements, child support arrangements, grandparents’ visitation rights, step-parent adoptions, and more.
How can Holland Law Group help me during my divorce?
A divorce can quickly become messy in the absence of a prenuptial agreement. Longer marriages in particular may have more assets to divide in the proceedings. Holland Law Group can help you defend yourself and make sure you do not lose assets in the process.
Child custody agreements, child support payments, and other matters regarding paying for expenses related to the child are also decided during divorce hearings. Our experienced attorneys will help you understand your rights and come up with an agreement that works for both of the divorcing parties and the children.
What is bankruptcy and how can a lawyer help?
There are generally two ways of filing for bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves liquidating non-exempt assets in order to pay toward debts owed to creditors. Meanwhile, Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows people with an income to generate a payment plan in order to get right of their debt. The repayment plan typically takes place over the course of three to five years. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can also help you save your home from foreclosure, so contact us right away if you are behind on your mortgage.
Why should I hire a lawyer during real estate proceedings?
Buying a house is usually exciting, but sometimes selling it is not. Selling your home, foreclosure, and other legal proceedings regarding your home can be complex. Knowing what to disclose, when to use an escrow, inspections, and many other aspects of the home buying and selling process are a mystery. That being said, two of our attorneys are licensed real estate agents and can guide you through the process of buying or selling a home.
I need to draft a contract – where do I begin?
Drafting a clear and concise contract is no easy feat. In personal or business matters, a contract can outline how any situation is handled, and the rights of both parties in the event of a disagreement, amendment, or litigation. Before entering into a contract, Holland Law Group will happily assist you with drafting your contract, understanding its terms, or making changes that are in your best interest.
When entering into a contract, you want to make sure all aspects of the document are understood and agreed upon. Holland Law Group can help you at any stage of the development or execution of a contract.
How can Holland Law Group help during my litigation?
Some matters simply need to be settled in court. We understand the desire to settle litigation matters quickly, efficiently, and affordably. Our litigation attorneys will represent you aggressively with your best interest at heart. We have worked on a wide variety of simple to complex cases and are prepared to fight for your rights during litigation. We have even received referrals for litigation from our peers, making us a trusted resource for dispute resolution in Northern Arizona.
What is estate planning?
No one wants to think about death, but having an organized and thoughtful approach to estate planning can ease confusion and chaos after your death. A will or a trust will help you outline your wishes for distributing your assets after death. It can even set forth your desires for medical care in the event that you are incapacitated, and make any requests for your burial. Wills and trusts are complex and each state has their own regulations for making a legally binding document, but Holland Law Group is here to guide you through the process.
What is the difference between a will and a trust?
Although similar, wills and trusts have distinct differences when it comes to making arrangements for your assets. A trust typically only addresses inheritances and large assets like property. It will only cover the exact assets outlined in the document where a will covers all property in your name at the time of death. Living trusts go into effect the moment they are signed, while a will only goes into effect after death. Lastly, a trust is kept private, but a will requires a probate proceeding to oversee the appraisal and distribution of assets.
Do I need a lawyer for probate proceedings?
You may not need a lawyer when the estate is small or the will is straightforward. You may decide to hire a lawyer to help with probate proceedings when the estate is large or complex, or when there is a chance for disputes. Particularly as an executor to someone’s will, you may want to hire a lawyer to make sure their final wishes are carried out as outlined.
What is the difference between a guardian and a conservator?
A guardian or conservator is typically appointed to a loved one when they are incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions for themselves. A guardian usually handles choices regarding their health, medical treatment, and living situation while a conservator handles an issue related to property or assets. Although usually used in the case of an elderly relative, conservators can also be appointed to a young child who inherits assets or money that is not placed in a trust.
How do I know when it’s time to appoint a guardian or conservator?
In the case of a child, a conservator is assigned when the child is under the age of 18 and receives a sizable inheritance that is not protected by a trust. A conservator is used to make sure the newly-acquired assets are protected until the child is old enough and mature enough to make decisions about how it should be handled.
When guardianship or conservatorship is used for a loved one, it can be difficult to know when it’s time to appoint a representative. An aging or disabled loved one may be losing their sharpness or even losing their memory, and it is important to have a designated representative to help them with their finances and lifestyle.
Why do I need asset protection?
Asset protection can help you retain what is rightfully yours. As you acquire more assets and wealth, you can become a target for litigation or other legal problems. Alternatively, a once-profitable business venture can quickly go south with the changing economy. Asset protection allows you to keep your net worth through a variety of living trusts or other tools. Those who are simply looking to make a quick buck off of you will be quickly deterred by the legal ramifications and protections put in place.
I’ve started a business – now what?
You should begin thinking about the legal implications of starting a business from the very beginning. Making sure your business is set up correctly and adheres to all state and local laws will allow you to start out on the right foot when profits are likely to be low. You don’t want to incur legal fees, licensing fees, or even litigation in the early stages of your business when every penny counts. Holland Law Group can help you navigate the legal landscape of starting a business and remove the mystery from your business venture.
Should I incorporate my business?
Sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), and corporations are all different ways of classifying your business. Each business is unique, so consulting with a lawyer is a good idea. Each type of business has its own advantages and disadvantages, but Holland Law Group can help you navigate your choices with ease and come up with a plan.
How do I get started with hiring a lawyer?
When you have so many questions regarding a legal issue, sometimes picking up the phone is the hardest part. You may not even be sure that you need a lawyer, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. We are happy to sit down for a consultation and determine your best course of action, and how Holland Law Group can help.
What if I just need legal advice?
Maybe you aren’t sure if legal action is necessary, or you simply want advice about how to handle a certain situation in order to avoid legal action. Our attorneys are here to help you understand your options or navigate tough situations to avoid conflict and potential litigation. We understand that the law can be confusing sometimes, but we are happy to offer advice and be a trustworthy resource for your legal questions.
Why should I contact Holland Law Group in Arizona?
Our law office has a deep love for Northern Arizona, and we love serving Flagstaff and the surrounding communities. Our commitment to excellent service and even better representation is unparalleled. No matter how big or how small, we are dedicated to helping you find effective solutions and represent you in the best way possible. Contact us today to get started with a consultation!