Palm City Bankruptcy Attorney
Need a bankruptcy lawyer in Palm City?
Are you searching for an experienced lawyer to guide you through a personal or business bankruptcy in Palm City? Our founder, Jon L. Martin, Attorney at Law has over 40 years of combined legal and business experience to offer you. Attorney Martin is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for demonstrating the highest levels of ethical conduct and legal ability.
He is rated 8.5 Excellent by Avvo, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the Florida Supreme Court. When contemplating filing for bankruptcy, it's important that your case is handled by a qualified professional who is dedicated to client satisfaction and delivering unparalleled results.
Committed to excellence in the field of bankruptcy law, attorney Martin is a proud member of the following organizations:
- Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Committees of the American Bar Association (ABA)
- Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Committees of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
- The National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
- Judicial Liaison Committee for the Southern District of the Florida Federal Bankruptcy Court
- Martin County Bar Bankruptcy Committee (chairman)
Bankruptcy Areas of Practice
If you are struggling with unsustainable debt, you are not alone. It's no secret that Florida has been hit hard by the "Great Recession" along with other sunshine states such as California and Nevada. While our economy is slowly recovering, many Floridians are still struggling with unemployment, foreclosures, and overwhelming debt.
If you are unable to meet your monthly obligations and experiencing financial hardship, we urge you to contact our Palm City bankruptcy lawyer. Bankruptcy can offer much needed relief for those who are experiencing financial distress. Once we meet with you in a free consultation, we can determine if
Chapter 11, or
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you.
If you're worried about how a bankruptcy will affect your credit score, you can take comfort in knowing that when you follow simple credit-rebuilding steps, it is entirely possible to rebuild your credit in just a few short years following a bankruptcy discharge. This factor alone can make the decision to file bankruptcy much easier, especially knowing that your financial situation can be turned around before you know it.
If you are interested in finding out if bankruptcy is right for you, we urge you to contact our office so we can discuss your situation in further detail.
Palm City Probate Lawyer
Losing a loved one is usually very difficult for those who were close to the decedent and shortly after the death the family has to figure out how to transfer ownership of the decedent's assets and property to the rightful beneficiaries. In many cases you will have to go to court in order to do this in a process called probate.
While many Florida estates go through probate, it is not mandatory for all estates. When the decedent owned property solely in his or her name, probate will be required in order to transfer title to the beneficiaries. Under certain circumstances, an estate may qualify for a simplified procedure called a small estate proceeding; we can help you determine if this simplified procedure may apply in your case.
During probate, the personal representative's duties include:
- Gathering the decedent's assets
- Notifying creditors and beneficiaries
- Providing accountings to the court
- Defending lawsuits against the estate
- Paying all debts, claims and taxes against the estate
- Filing the decedent's final income tax returns
- Managing investments, rental property etc.
- Once all debts are paid, distributing the remaining assets among the beneficiaries
Personal representatives are held to the highest standards of fiduciary duty when settling an estate. If you have been appointed as a personal representative, you should not handle your duties alone. If a personal representative makes a mistake, he or she can be held liable for any harm done to the estate. Having a qualified professional such as Jon L. Martin, Attorney at Law guiding you through the process can ensure that you handle your duties seamlessly.
Will Contests & Probate Litigation
Even though most estate planning attorneys do their best to avoid will contests, sometimes a will contest or litigation cannot be avoided and it's entirely necessary. Whether you are a beneficiary who has an issue with the will document or the administration, or if you are a personal representative who needs representation defending an estate, we can provide outstanding representation in either case. With extensive experience in all types of contentious issues, we stand ready to assist you with your probate litigation matter.
Contact Jon L. Martin, Attorney at Law
Whether you need assistance filing bankruptcy or with probate, we can provide you with the professional and knowledgeable representation you need. We are 100% committed to client satisfaction, we will take the time to listen to your concerns and goals and will explain your legal options so you can have peace of mind knowing that your legal matter is being addressed effectively.
Are you ready to get started? Take advantage of our free consultation by contacting Jon L. Martin, Attorney at Law at (888) 532-1125!