VALE LAW FIRM, p.C.

family * criminal * bankruptcy * personal injury

Bankruptcy


Sometime  a loss of a job, illness, injury or divorce can cause financial hardship. You find yourself falling behind with your bills, mortgage or car payment.  Even worst, your creditors begin collection actions to take away the things that you have worked so hard to achieve.


From the time you meet with our firm, we conduct a evaluation of your financial circumstances to determine whether bankruptcy is right for you. There are typically two types of consumer bankruptcies available: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.


Chapter 7:

This type of bankruptcy allows you to avoid paying all but your secured creditors. It is a relatively short bankruptcy action. However, due to changes in the bankruptcy law in 2005, there are a number of qualifications that you must meet such as income and prior bankruptcy filings.


Chapter 13:

This is the most common type of bankruptcy since the law change in 2005. Unlike a Chapter 7,  a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a minimum of 36 months to a maximum of 60 months. It is type of bankruptcy used by individuals who have fallen behind on his or her home payments, car payments, or in some cases, other secured loans or debt. This type of bankruptcy is easier to qualify for, but you do have to make a monthly payment to your creditors.


Contact Us:

Our office can help  you navigate through the law and requirements so that you can protect your home or car or business, and schedule an appointment to meet with our firm today!


You can reach us through this website or call our firm for a date and time that works for you.  The initial consultation is free and we offer flexible payment plans.


Personal

Injury


No one wants to be the a victim of an accident involving 18-wheeler truck or a drunk driver. It just take a second, and everything in your life can change. Often times, there is insurance coverage available to pay for damages to your vehicle or your personal injuries. However, insurance companies are no necessarily going to be fair or even pay you all the compensation you deserve.


 It is important that you have a firm that understands the law and fights for the recovery you are entitled to.  We have been handling personal injury cases for over 25 years, and our firm has the resources and skill to pursue the claim through a trial, if necessary.


Motor Vehicle Collisions:

When you are in a car accident, the impact is only the start of the pain. There will medical expenses, car repairs, and lost wages. The insurance carrier for the other driver is not going to make it easy for you. Our firm is there to help you get what you deserve. We will help you get your vehicle repaired or replaced as well as make sure you get the medical treatment you need.


Contact Us:

Because our firm takes your case on a contingency basis, there is no cost  to you unless we settle your case or win at trial.  The initial consultation is free so message us on this website or give us a call to schedule an appointment. 

Criminal


When you are arrested and charged with a criminal offense, your family and livelihood are at stake. It is important that you have an experienced attorney who is going to work hard to defend you in and out of court. 


Drug and D.W.I. Cases:

Our firm handles cases involving the use, possession and delivery of drugs. As a part of handling of the case, we focus on the search and seizure of the narcotics as well as the manner in which the narcotics were tested.


We also handle cases involving alcohol related offenses such as D.W.I., intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, and felony D.W.I. charges, Unlike other types of cases, you are immediately affected from the moment you are arrested by having your driver's license confiscated and having alcohol monitoring as a condition of your bond. We can help you with these aspects of your case along with investigating the grounds for your arrest and challenging the admissibility of the evidence of intoxication to be used at trial.


Felony and Misdemeanor  Cases:

The criminal law in Texas is very expansive. We have experience handling all types of felony and misdemeanor cases such as theft, forgery, robbery, and assault. We work hard to achieve a solution that will keep you losing your liberty and rights.


Juvenile Cases:

Our firm also handles juvenile cases. Unlike adult criminal cases, juveniles face a complicated system that is a mix of civil and criminal law. There are typically no bonds available to juvenile offenders; rather, there is a complicated release process. We can help you and your child navigate through this complicated system.


Sealing (Non-disclosure) and/or Expungement of Records:

When you finish with your adult or juvenile criminal case, the effects of your case may still remain on your criminal record for years to come. Our firm can help you remove or restrict access to those records if you qualify. This process, depending on the type eligibility, is referred to as an expungement, non-disclosure, or sealing of a criminal record.


Contact Us:

Schedule your appointment by sending us a message from this website or calling our firm. The initial consultations are generally free, and we offer flexible payment plans.  


Family


Divorce:

Unlike other states, Texas only has a two month waiting period before a divorce can be finished. Most simple cases can be completed during this time, but if you have property, retirement, debts or children, the divorce process can take several months.


We understand that a  divorce is one of the most complicated and emotional  cases any person can experience.  We will  work with you through the entire process of the divorce to ensure your rights and interest are protected in retirement benefits and property division.


Custody Disputes:

Texas is only one of 9 states that uses concept of "conservatorship." As a conservator, you and other parent have a number of rights and duties to your child including the right to determine residence (commonly referred to as the custody right).


The law is complicated on the grounds for changing conservatorship. We can help you determine if such a change is appropriate given your circumstances and that of the child.

 

Child Support/Visitation:

Child support and visitation in Texas are govern by the Texas Family Code. Courts have very limited flexibility in modifying these rules. This process can sometime become more complicated by the involvement of the Texas Attorney General.


Our firm  understands and knows the law to ensure that you paying and/or receiving the proper amount of child and medical support. We also understand the ins and outs of the visitation statute to ensure that you continue to be a part of your child's life.


Child Protective Services:

Having Child Protective Services become involved with you can be one of the scariest things that can happen. They rarely give you a chance to question their actions and it can lead to you being forced to participate in services or forced removal of your child.


Unlike other types of family law cases, there are specific rules and expedited  deadlines.We are experienced in dealing with these cases, and we will be there with you at each stage of the process fighting to protect your rights.


Attorney General Suits:

In the past couple of years, there has been more involvement by the Texas Attorney General with regard to the establishment and enforcement of child support. By statute, the Texas Attorney can request an informal meeting referred to as a "Child Support Review Process" or seek formal court action.


You do have a right to have an attorney to be present with you during both these processes especially when it comes to retroactive child/medical support and visitation/custody rights. 


We are experienced in handling these suits, and we will ensure that your interests are adequately protected. 


Come See Us:

Schedule your appointment by sending us a message from this website or calling our firm.


Most initial consultations are free and we offer flexible payment plans.