Our Areas of Practice

Three Generations of Legal Service

When you are in need of legal defense or representation of any kind, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Many law firms exist which boast their abilities to yield positive case results for the clients they serve, only to fall short in the end. At LeavenLaw that is not how we do business. Our practice is based on our firm's mission to provide unparalleled service to each and every one of our clients. We take thorough measure when assessing the particular circumstances of your case before determining how to best proceed. Every situation is different, and what may work for one person may not necessarily work for another. Therefore, it is our goal to create a legal plan and strategy that will best fit your circumstance. We make no empty promises, only the promise to best represent your case in light of your current situation, including the following cases:

Bankruptcy
Many myths exist about bankruptcy and these are often falsities that deter individuals from seeking it as a source for debt relief. However, there are many proven benefits to filing for bankruptcy and understanding these could sway your decision about the process. There is much to learn about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the various types of bankruptcy for which you may be eligible, i.e. Chapter 7, Chapter 13, etc. We are here to inform you of your options and make sure that you have the best legal skills on your side should you choose to go down this route.

Foreclosure
Florida state law allows for two options when it comes to foreclosure. For some, judicial processes will be involved, and for others non-judicial processes (i.e., loan modification, deed in lieu of foreclosures, etc.) will suffice. Individual circumstances will determine which route is best for you. Whether you have already begun the pre-foreclosure process, you are currently in litigation, or you have just been served with notice of foreclosure, an attorney from our firm is here to help.

Personal Injury
Accidents, careless mistakes, reckless decisions, and negligent behavior are all common causes of personal injury. With so many potentials for harm, it is little wonder that there are so many injury accidents each year in the state of Florida. If you have been injured in any type of accident for which a third party is responsible, such as a dog bite, then you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for the damages from which you wrongfully suffered. A lawyer from our firm can advise on how to do so.

Criminal Defense
Accusations of criminal acts are not ones that can be taken lightly, especially in light of a recent arrest. Therefore, you should act quickly in obtaining aggressive legal defense on which you can rely for steadfast services when criminal allegations have been made in your name. At LeavenLaw, we can help you in your legal attempts to avoid the negative ramifications of a criminal conviction.

DUI Defense
Strict laws govern the branch of DUI in the state of Florida. As such, you can expect that a conviction of this nature will result in equally strict penalties, including jail time, hefty fines, community service hours, and mandatory alcohol treatment in some cases. You can better avoid the consequences of a DUI with the experienced representation of a legal professional from our firm. We have successfully handled cases of DUI throughout the state, and we are prepared to do the same for you.

Mediation
What starts as an argument or disagreement can become a heated dispute fast, particularly when high stakes are on the line. In these cases, it is often beneficial to seek legal mediation that can help you negotiate the terms and conditions of the current argument in which you are embattled. Whether your dispute is related to civil litigation matters, bankruptcy issues, landlord/ tenant disputes, mortgage battles, or something else, we are here to help.

Business Formation
The formation of a business is a complex matter that must be handled delicately and professionally. At our offices, you can pay a one-time fee for quick legal assistance in the formation of your business, including establishing the correct business entity, proper filing of documents, appropriate preparation of minute books, obtaining a corporate seal, and the like.

Debtor Rights
At LeavenLaw, you can rely on the services of our attorneys if you are a debtor in need of sound representation during a collection matter. For pre-suit negotiations, debt settlement and unlawful collections practices, we are here to help. Furthermore, our services extend to clients who may be attempting to lawfully protect non-exempt assets when they are attempting to avoid judgments and settle debts in a manner that will be most cost effective to their wallets. If we cannot defend the lawsuit, protect assets and settle the debt, then we will discuss your bankruptcy options.

Collection Defense
If you have been sued with a lawsuit, we can help. Whether it is a credit card company or debt buyer, as a consumer, you had defense available to you. At LeavenLaw, our attorneys are experienced and well-versed at the potential defenses that are available against credit card companies and debt buyers that file lawsuits without the proper documentation to back up their claim. Feel free to contact us to discuss not only your options, but an affordable, flat-fee representation on defending such matters.

Family Law and Divorce
Divorce and family law issues are a unique branch of the law, as they are ones that often take a financial toll, as well as an emotional toll. Some studies have released information insinuating that the divorce process, including matters of child custody, alimony, and the like, are some of the most emotionally draining of all legal procedures. As such, in these situations it is wise to enlist the help of a lawyer on whom you can rely for committed support and legal representation throughout the process of your divorce and family matters.

Wills, Trusts, and Probate
In the wake of a death in the family, there are certain legal issues that must be attended to in a timely manner. While little can be done to console a grieving family, we are here to help in any way we can, and this often means providing assistance with the issues that arise as wills and trusts of the deceased are addressed. We assist with irrevocable trusts, living wills, health care surrogates, powers of attorney, probate, and more.

Elder Law

When planning for your future and the future of your family, counsel from an attorney is invaluable. The lawyers at LeavenLaw can assist with will creation, estate planning, and can help you establish medical power of attorney. This gives you peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be met after you’re gone.

Guardianship

In a well-constructed estate plan, you will have the ability to establish a guardian or conservator to manage your assets, your medical treatment, or both. An attorney from LeavenLaw can help you ensure that the person you desire will care for your life and property in the event you are unable to.

Insurance Claim Disputes
If you've recently had a claim wrongfully denied, then our firm can help step forward to dispute the denial. Regardless of whether we can settle out of court or if the case requires litigation, we will do everything that we can to ensure you are rightfully protected.

Class Action
In some cases, many different parties will work together in an effort to bring a consolidated case against the defendant(s). If you are involved in a large, complex case of this nature, do not hesitate to get the involvement of our firm. We know what is involved with class suits and are prepared to do everything that we can help the plaintiff(s).

Creditor Harassment
Should creditors fail to abide by the guidelines set forth by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA), the Bankruptcy Code or the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), they can be accused of abusive, harassing behavior. In these cases, you have rights to seek a claim to not only put an end to this type of illegal behavior, but also to recover all damages.

Credit Reporting
If a large credit reporting agency or credit bureau is reporting erroneous information on your credit report, you should not hesitate to take action to correct this. However, should the available process fail you, you should get the involvement of a lawyer to help protect your rights. The lawyers at LeavenLaw have helped consumers review and understand their credit reports and, if needed, take the steps necessary to correct such reports. Knowing your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is the place to start.

Sinkhole Claims
Should a sinkhole occur on your property, it is likely that this damage is covered by your insurance policy. If you file a claim and are denied without justifiable cause, turn to our firm. We know the nuances that are involved with these types of claims and will fight for your just outcome.

Wage and Hour Claims
Employers have a duty to protect the legal rights of their workers as set out by federal and state employment laws. Should they violate these laws (for example, failing to pay for overtime or having unpaid wages in any way), a lawyer can step forward to defend the employee's rights.