Whether you're planning your estate, caring for an aging relative, or facing a grueling probate process after the death of a loved one, you need personalized and effective legal services to help you accomplish your goals. At Smith Klein Law, you can expect more than the standard cookie-cutter approach. We take the time to get to know and understand you, your family, and your concerns, so we can provide the services and solutions that are truly the right fit for you. Read on to learn more about the types of cases we handle.
Estate Planning & Probate
Though no one likes to face the inevitability of their own mortality, it's never too soon to start preparing for the future and thinking about how to ensure your family is protected and provided for in your incapacitation or absence. A well-crafted, comprehensive, and deftly-executed estate plan allows you to protect and pass on assets, while minimizing family conflict, and simplifying or avoiding the probate process.
Learn about the common components of a robust Texas estate plan, what happens if you “die intestate,” and how our experienced attorney can help you achieve your estate-planning goals.
If all that was required to start a business was coming up with a good idea and getting it to work, you likely wouldn't need the assistance of an attorney. Unfortunately, after you come up with a great business idea, but before you can get to work, you must navigate the complex business start-up process.
A business formation attorney can guide you through each and every step—from selecting the right business structure to drawing up organizational documents to handling filing requirements with the appropriate government agency. Most importantly, an attorney can help you shield yourself from liability and get your business off to a fantastic start. Learn more about Smith Klein Law's business formation services.
Some areas of Business and Corporate Law include:
- Corporate Formation
- Business and Corporate Litigation
It can be very stressful and downright overwhelming if you are challenged with a consumer law matter such as a Credit Card Dispute or Collection notice. At Smith Klein, we can help you understand and defend your rights. It is important to know that the burden of proof is on the credit card company and that proof must meet the standards of rules set forth. We can help you in these areas and with cases related to the Deceptive Trades Practices act and with Consumer Litigation.
Some areas of Consumer Law include:
- Credit Card Disputes
- Deceptive Trades Practices
- Consumer Litigation
Real Estate Law
Your home is one of the most important areas in your life, and the attorneys at Smith Klein are here to help you make sure your home stays secure. Real Estate and construction law can be complex when things do not always go as planned. The team at Smith Klein Law has the skill and experience to help you understand the legal matters associated with your project, your real estate transaction and to achieve your best possible outcome.
We are committed to protecting client interests in matters associated with all elements and phases of a job, from pre-project contract review, through negotiating contracts, change orders and supplements, and all the way to filing for payment under Texas lien law and the federal Miller Act.
Owning, leasing, acquiring, and selling property can entail complex legal maneuvering and understanding of rights and situations. It is important to have an attorney on your side who understands the laws, rights and regulations regarding your real estate needs.
At Smith Klein, we are here to help advise and protect you, your home and any other real estate/construction need.
- Contract Negotiations
- Construction Claims & Litigation
- Contract Negotiation
- Mechanics Lien Claims
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes
- Real Estate Litigation
Guardianship litigation occurs when a person has lost the capacity to make decisions for themselves, and they need a legal guardian to make decisions for them. Guardianships can be one of the most difficult choices that families may have to make, and one of the most difficult challenges that families have to experience. The team at Smith Klein Law has the skill and experience to help you understand the legal matters and can guide you through them with experience, skill, and grace. Both Colin Smith and Maurice Klein are routinely appointed by courts in the metroplex to represent incapacitated persons.
We are committed to representing our clients in all phases of guardianship. Applying for, obtaining, and using guardianship of a loved one can involve complex legal maneuvering and require a full understanding of duties and rights. It is important to have an attorney on your side who understands the
laws, rights and regulations of guardianship.
Some common areas include:
- Temporary (emergency) Guardianships
- Restraining Orders
- Permanent Guardianships
- Contested guardianship litigation