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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.