Areas of Practice

Beacon Law Offices offers a variety of services in the legal arena. Below I’ll be listing some of my concentrations, and summarizing what I do briefly.

Domestic Relations or Family Law

Beacon Law Offices is a full service family law practice providing a complete range of services to clients in virtually all areas of Family Law such as:

  • Divorce- contested and uncontested
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Paternity
  • Establishment of and/or collection of child support
  • Visitation
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Contempts
  • Modifications

Guardianships

The necessity for a Guardianship can arise at any point in life. Whether you are part of a blended family, have care of your grandchildren, have a disabled family member or have an elderly relative in need of assistance, obtaining Guardianship may be necessary to protect their rights and to provide you with the legal authority to properly care for the individual.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is one potential solution for your personal and/or business debt issues. Filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will eliminate debt allowing you to retain assets exempted by state law. Everyone’s financial circumstances are different and should be reviewed for your particular individual circumstances.

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Estate planning and the administration of Estates is an uncomfortable topic for many people as not many of us like to think about death – particularly our own. Beacon Law Offices would encourage you to think about this subject as life planning – those who survive you will continue to live and your thoughtful and considerate advance planning will save your family and loved ones much anguish in what is already an emotionally trying time.  The lack of planning can also result in financial hardship for your family as well as your possessions not being disbursed in the manner you desire.  Powers of Attorney, Wills and Trusts are all fairly inexpensive tools to ensure your desires about your final affairs are honored.  Estate Administration is not necessarily complicated or expensive.

Real Estate

Buying and/or selling a home is most likely the largest financial transaction in your life. The current economy has caused many people to owe more debt on their home than the building and land are worth.  The situation can become further complicated by the loss of jobs, income and the inability to make the mortgage payments resulting in the initiation of the foreclosure process by your lender.  Maine homeowners are fortunate as Maine law provides some protections for those trying to stay in their primary residence.  Having trouble with your real estate?  Contact Beacon Law Offices to see what legal defenses may be available for you.

Small Business Representation

Small independent businesses need attention to grow and flourish. Whether you are just starting out and need to determine the correct entity best suited to your business or already established and experiencing problems, Beacon Law Offices can help. Your small business may be experiencing growth issues, employee problems, having trouble collecting monies due to the business or being sued, Beacon Law Offices can help.