Kersten & Associates focuses its practice primarily in matters involving business, civil, family law, and estate planning issues. The attorneys are experienced in a wide number of areas. Kersten & Associates offers a free one-hour consultation to new clients. A brief consultation with a lawyer can often prevent costly problems later on down the road.
In the civil court, Kersten & Associates handles a variety of matters for both plaintiffs and defendants, including business litigation, corporate issues, contracts, employment, real estate, collection of debts, and personal injury. The attorneys can help you resolve your issues in court, but a lawsuit is not always necessary. In fact, many cases never go to trial. We always strive to negotiate a solution in a cost-effective manner, but are prepared to litigate in the courtroom when matters cannot be resolved informally.
In the family court setting, Kersten & Associates handles all aspects, including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, nullity, child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, asset allocation, and domestic violence issues. Kersten & Associates can also help you negotiate and prepare pre-marital or marital agreements. The attorneys recognize that family law issues are emotionally trying on an individual, and will strive to efficiently guide you through the process. In addition, the firm's experience in the civil court is very useful in dealing with the array of civil issues that often arise during family law proceedings.
If you are a business owner, do you have legal representation to turn to for routine questions or in a time of crisis? Kersten & Associates can form your new business entity, get you up and running with the proper agreements, and prepare you for (and often help prevent) unexpected events that may arise. Kersten & Associates can even review your existing business, business agreements, and make sure you are operating in the appropriate business structure and are up to date with all formalities. This way, you have an attorney who is familiar with all aspects of your business, and can act quickly and knowledgably if a crisis ever does arise.
One thing that every person needs (and many often neglect because it is not a pleasant subject to deal with) is a comprehensive estate plan. Even if you already have an estate plan, it may need to be updated if you have recently had a life-changing event, such as marriage, divorce, or having children.
For most people, a basic estate plan consists of a trust, pour-over will, financial power of attorney, and advance health care directive. At Kersten & Associates, you will not be run through a mill. You will consult with an attorney who will address your specific needs. Unlike many firms, we will also stay involved to help to make sure that your trust is properly funded.
Suffering from personal injuries due to the negligent or intentional acts of another can be a very traumatic experience. Kersten & Associates has extensive experience in getting clients what they deserve. If you have suffered personal injuries, you may be entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Kersten & Associates will aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies, and will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and go to trial, if necessary.