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Who We Are
Access Legal Care is an award-winning* full-service law firm that provides affordable and effective legal help to lower- and moderate-income Americans at savings often as much as 40-60% savings compared to typical higher-priced attorneys. We cover the most common legal services that lower- and moderate-income people are likely to ever need.
*The American Bar Associated has selected Access Legal Care for the prestigious Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access, recognizing our firm’s innovative and effective approach for providing affordable legal help to those who do not qualify for legal aid (or are turned away) and yet who cannot afford typical high-priced lawyers.
What We Offer
**Full-Service, Limited-Scope / Unbundled Options
As a full-service law firm, Access Legal Care of course offers traditional, full-service representation, including attending all hearings, negotiating with the opposing party/attorney, preparing all documents throughout the case, and providing legal advice throughout. This type of service is what most typical law firms offer exclusively, and it often requires a large up-front retainer agreement in the several thousands of dollars. At Access Legal Care, we do offer full-representation, but our up-front fees are much lower, we often can break the retainer into smaller, more manageable payments over 2-3 weeks, and then we offer a weekly payment plan after that.
Unlike many traditional law firms, Access Legal Care also offers limited-scope / unbundled legal services. Unbundling, or limited scope representation, is an alternative to traditional, full-service representation. Instead of handling every task in a matter from start to finish, the lawyer handles only certain parts and the client remains responsible for the others. This allows clients to get expert legal advice and representation on a “pay as you go” or “flat-rate” basis, spending only hundreds of dollars for each step, rather than being required to come up with a much larger up-front retainer.
During our phone consultation, we can discuss both options with you to see what is right for you, your case, and your budget.
Practice Areas Covered
Below is a list of our primary practice areas. Please click the [Learn More] link next to any service to get more details.
Legal Fees and Pricing
Although we are not a pure “pro bono” law firm or a free legal aid agency, all of our legal services include up to two free/pro bono legal consultations by phone. During these free pro bono phone consultations, we can listen to your concerns and questions, provide you legal answers and legal advice, give you free strategy tips for your case, and sometimes point you to other pro bono services or free legal aid agencies.
In addition, after your initial pro bono free phone meeting, we will always send you a free quote for our affordable legal services, if we think that we can help you.
Detailed Service Offerings
If you want to file a legal claim or need to defend against one, you’ll want to hire a litigation attorney. A litigation attorney is present in courtrooms prosecuting or defending claims on behalf of clients. These experts focus on investigating and prosecuting criminal cases.
Contact Access Legal Care today if you require the services of a litigation attorney. We have helped clients all over the country with a wide range of business-related and personal litigation needs. Our legal team will work with you on affording legal representation so that you get the help you deserve.
Types of Litigation Services We Offer
Consult a litigation lawyer when filing a lawsuit or negotiating a dispute. You may or may not need to face the courtroom. However, our award-winning firm will provide guidance and walk you through the legal aspects of your case.
Common litigation services we offer include the following:
Our litigation attorneys will explain the process and assist you in identifying your potential claims and how to prove them. We also alert you to potential pitfalls or defenses employed by the opposing party. Access Legal Care has extensive training and knowledge in preparing cases for trial.
Know When to Hire a Litigation Lawyer at Access Legal Care
If you’re thinking about filing a lawsuit, you should talk to a lawyer first. Litigation lawyers know which cases have a good chance of succeeding. Our firm is well-versed in all of the procedures, steps, and paperwork.
We Make Experienced Legal Care Affordable
When it comes to billing and how much they charge, lawyers take a variety of approaches. Litigation attorneys may bill by the hour or on a contingency basis. At Access Legal Care, we ensure that our legal services are affordable and offer numerous payment options and arrangements that fit your budget.
What to Expect When Working With Us
A variety of factors determines your situation. Your litigation attorney will represent you at every stage of the lawsuit filing process. There may even be options to settle your case privately.
Access Legal Care Attorneys represent clients in Arbitration Actions. Arbitration is a private process where disputing parties agree that one or several individuals can make a decision about the dispute after receiving evidence and hearing arguments. When arbitration is binding, the decision is final, can be enforced by a court, and can only be appealed on very narrow grounds. There are two types of arbitration actions in which Access Legal Care Attorneys can help: 1) Standard Arbitration (usually court-ordered or contracted-for), and 2) Christian Arbitration Services resolving a dispute between two Christians, which is a free service.
Standard Arbitration Services. Typical arbitration that most people may be involved with is that which the parties either agreed by contract that they would engage in arbitration prior to or in lieu of filing any court action against one other, or that is ordered by a Judge. This type of Arbitration is usually performed under rules set by an organization such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA), arbitrated by professional neutral arbitrators, and the decision of the Arbitrator(s) are often binding on the parties. We represent clients who are submitting their case to arbitration. We charge affordable legal fees for doing so, plus the Arbitrator(s) also charge a fee.
Christian Arbitration Services. Access Legal Care also provides a very rarely-offered type of arbitration services which is biblically based, led by a Christian attorney, and is intended to help resolve disputes between two Christians.
This service is based on the biblical passage in 1 Corinthians 6:1-7, which says: “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? 5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! 7 Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated?”
In this passage, the Apostle Paul is instructing believers to settle disputes either by: 1) just accepting the wrong, moving on, and letting God deal with it in His own way, or by: 2) appointing “a wise man among you…[a believer and Christian] who will be able to judge between his brethren.” Paul specifically instructs believers to take their matter before other believers, rather than taking another Christian to civil court to resolve a dispute in front of a potentially non-believing Judge, and much to the dishonor of the church before the public.
It is in the spirit of this bible passage that Access Legal Care offers free Christian Arbitration Services to believers who are in a dispute with other believers. Both parties in the dispute must be professed Christians; both parties must voluntarily agree to submit their case to our law firm for these services; and both parties must agree to not sue the other in civil court unless/until there is a failure of resolution at the conclusion of this arbitration service. Neither party will pay any legal fees to us (the service is free), and we will assign an experienced, Christian, licensed-attorney as a neutral arbitrator between the two parties to seek to arbitrate and resolve the dispute.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the fastest and most common form of consumer bankruptcy. It’s a tool to resolve overwhelming debt under the protection of a federal court. You may have to give up some assets, like an expensive car or jewelry, but the vast majority of filers do not.
This type of bankruptcy forgives most unsecured debts, that is, debts without collateral, like medical bills, credit card debt and personal loans. However, some forms of debt, such as back taxes, court judgments, alimony and child support, and student loans generally aren’t eligible.
To qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy you:
Must pass the means test, which looks at your income, assets and expenses.
Cannot have completed a Chapter 7 in the past eight years or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy within the past six years.
Cannot have filed a bankruptcy petition (Chapter 7 or 13) in the previous 180 days that was dismissed because you failed to appear in court or comply with court orders, or you voluntarily dismissed your own filing because creditors sought court relief to recover property they had a lien on.
Access Legal Care prepares your Bankruptcy Chapter 7 petition and schedules in all 50 states for individuals or couples, with limited assets. We do not do Chapter 13 Bankruptcies. Our services include: Working with you to gather all documents and information necessary to prepare your petition and schedules; advising you on debtor financial courses you can take online or by phone; preparing your petition and all schedules; upload all documents to your trustee and answer Trustee questions; Advise you for and prepare you for your Creditor’s Meeting with the Trustee; Unlimited legal advice throughout the process. We do not represent clients in litigation, which is usually not necessary for any Chapter 7.
Access Legal Care can assist you and ensure that your new business venture gets off to a strong start, adapts to changing needs, and lays the groundwork for a successful future in any industry. Our knowledgeable and creative attorneys have years of combined experience assisting clients in forming new business entities and structuring their operations for maximum efficiency.
We will provide you with practical advice and intelligent legal strategies focused on avoiding unnecessary legal issues, minimizing liability, and eliminating high costs, regardless of the stage of your business. We work with companies of every size throughout our service areas.
Access Legal Care also focuses on making quality services affordable. Ready to get started? Schedule a Free Consultation to learn more!
Types of Business Services We Offer
Your company should feel confident and competent when it comes to making legal choices. Our business services lawyers at Access Legal Care ensures that we put the power of negotiation back on your side. We will explain your rights and obligations throughout every contract and transaction.
Common business services we offer include:
Our attorneys are not only well-versed in the law, but we also take pride in quickly handling unexpected problems. We understand the challenges that business owners face daily. We provide practical, results-oriented advice with a laser-like focus on maintaining a healthy bottom line.
Why Hire Our Business Services Lawyers
It is a wise decision to hire a business lawyer for any company. Here are some of the top reasons you should have a lawyer on your side, whether you are just starting or have been in business for a long time.
Keeping Your Assets Safe
Protecting everything you’ve worked so hard for, including intellectual and physical property, is one of the most important advantages of hiring a business lawyer. A lawyer can assist you in ensuring that all of your assets, including sensitive personal information and business plans, are safeguarded.
Formation and Maintenance
It’s critical to hire a business lawyer who can successfully draft and enforce contracts. Contacts are the most effective way to safeguard your company. They can assist in preserving all parties’ interests and resolving any issues that may arise in the future.
A good lawyer will also create contracts for your clients that are tailored to each client relationship and beneficial to them. You can end, he said, she said debates and get down to business with contracts.
Are you ready to learn more about our business services? Get started with a Free Consultation today.
When charged with a crime, under investigation, or already arrested, the first step to successfully navigating the criminal justice system is to hire a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights. Your attorney is with you every step of the way, from negotiating a lower bond to providing legal counsel during police interviews to vehemently defending you in front of a jury at trial.
Every client who comes to Access Legal Care expects us to provide superior criminal defense representation. We understand the difficulties and challenges of being a defendant in a criminal case, including cost. As such, we treat each client with dignity and offer the most affordable legal services.
Types of Criminal Law Services We Provide
It is not our job to pass judgment on you; it is our job to protect you from being unfairly judged. We thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case to devise an effective defense strategy.
Common criminal law services we offer include:
Our negotiating skills, courtroom experience, and legal knowledge combine to provide state and federal court defendants with effective defense representation. We have built a solid and proven reputation as top criminal lawyers through our criminal defense practice.
How Our Criminal Law Services Can Help You
Potential penalties for criminal convictions include prison time, hefty fines, and felonies. If you’re facing charges as a result of a severe crime, you’ll need a solid criminal defense attorney on your side. It is challenging to effectively represent yourself in a criminal trial, no matter how smart you are.
Rely on Access Legal Care to deliver on the following services:
All legal proceedings relating to your case are familiar to defense attorneys. As a result, they know how to speed up or slow down the process and anticipate problems before they occur. Hiring a criminal defense attorney is your best bet for quickly clearing your name and returning to everyday life.
We Make Our Award-Winning Legal Services Affordable
In the long run, having an attorney on your side for criminal legal representation saves you money. Your lawyer may save you money in the long run. We challenge criminal restitution frequently, which saves clients significantly more money than an attorney’s fee.
Access Legal Care also prioritizes the need to make legal services affordable to clients. We offer a wide range of payment methods and options to ensure you get the protection and quality legal advice you deserve.
Are you ready to learn more about your legal rights and options? We’re here to help. Get in touch with the criminal law attorneys at Access Legal Care today for a Free Consultation.
Our estate planning and probate law attorneys at Access Legal Care help people choose and prepare documents to protect their assets and guide family members’ decisions when they can’t. Furthermore, we can assist will executors with all aspects of probate, including estate settlement, real estate sales, asset inventory, debt payment, and distributions to heirs.
If a loved one dies without a will, we can also help you appoint a personal representative. Access Legal Care has helped people throughout the country navigate these challenging issues. We offer affordable legal care from award-winning estate and probate lawyers.
Our legal team will stand by your side throughout the entire process. Schedule a Free Consultation with Us Today!
Types of Estate and Probate Services We Offer
There are many important decisions to make in life, but none is more crucial than estate planning. Everyone should have a simple will in place to declare their final wishes at a minimum. However, this document usually isn’t enough to get your family through incapacitation matters and may necessitate advanced directives.
You can also preserve assets for your loved ones and make your wishes known if you are ill or require long-term care with a little more legal groundwork. Estate planning can also save your family from having to go through complicated guardianship or probate proceedings.
Common Estate and Probate services we offer include:
Life after the death of a loved one comes with a specific set of challenges. But haggling over property or money shouldn’t be one of them. Hiring an estate and probate attorney can mitigate many of the issues associated with end-of-life affairs.
It will also offer family members a sense of reassurance in their final days. When you work with Access Legal Care, we deliver on the following services:
We Will Handle Your Loved One’s Estate Issues
Handling the unexpected death of a loved one is traumatic alone. When you add carrying out their wishes to the situation, it is emotionally taxing. Hiring a probate lawyer will ease your mind during this challenging time.
Finding the right probate and estate lawyer means the difference between straightforward probate and a long, drawn-out process. Our award-winning legal team will make the process affordable and efficient.
Clients seeking various legal services, such as divorce, annulment, legal separation, and other issues, are frequently represented by family law attorneys. Attorneys who focus on family law can also help clients navigate the complexities that can arise from legal issues.
When you work with Access Legal Care, your consultation is free are under no obligation to retain our services. Our legal team simply wants to provide each client with the best and most comprehensive service possible, regardless of who you are or what your problem may be.
Types of Family Law Services We Offer
The legal obligations between individuals are governed by a body of statutes and case precedents known as family law. The parties in these cases are usually family by blood or marriage, but family law can also affect those in more distant or casual relationships.
Common family law services we offer include:
Most people understand that hiring a skilled lawyer will give them an advantage in a contested family law case. If settlement talks fail, a lawyer can uncover income or assets that the other party is attempting to conceal, as well as current arguments about child support and visitation.
In uncontested cases, however, legal representation is just as important. A party is vulnerable without it and may unwittingly waive critical legal rights.
Prioritizing Communication to Assist You in Achieving Your Goals
When you hire us to represent you, you will communicate with your assigned associate attorney routinely. They’re in charge of keeping you informed about what’s going on in your case, what issues you’re having with finances and child visitation, and answering any day-to-day questions you might have.
Your trial counsel will be kept informed of all developments in your case and will be available to speak with you whenever you want.
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll be dealing with a variety of choices at various stages. Every party to a transaction is trying to secure their interests, which may or may not match yours. You can ensure that your interests are protected by hiring a home and property services lawyer to act as your advisor.
Access Legal Care is an award-winning law firm handling residential and commercial real estate matters. We represent residential and commercial parties of a property. Our legal team makes services affordable, so you always get the quality legal help you want and deserve.
Types of Home and Property Legal Services We Offer
Whether you’re dealing with a personal or business matter, real estate transactions are complicated. Problems over the short and long term can have financially devastating consequences, so the best way to deal with a transactional issue is to protect your interests in the event of unforeseen events.
Common home and property services we offer include:
Advantages of Hiring a Home and Property Services Lawyer
Real estate transactions require a ton of paperwork, and the parties must determine who is legally responsible for bearing the cost or burden of the issue. When these disagreements arise, you may find yourself in court.
It is critical to hire an attorney who is well-versed in real estate law in the appropriate jurisdiction if you intend to litigate a real estate transaction, whether as plaintiff or defendant. The rules, regulations, and case law are complex and extensive.
Real estate-related contracts and agreements have a unique language and significance that only a real estate attorney may be qualified to interpret. When so much is on the line, you want to make sure your lawyer is a skilled and knowledgeable advocate.
Get Legal Help from Our Home and Properties Group
Before your next transaction, hire a trustworthy real estate lawyer who can guide you through the complicated home and property buying process. Access Legal Care provides dedicated legal services to those just starting their search for a property or are about to buy or sell one.
Our home and property attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate, including the purchase and sale of residential and commercial property, title searches, closings, and housing court issues. As a client, you can expect a simple process where we explain complicated legal jargon. You won’t feel left out of the decision-making process throughout the time we work together, too.
Access Legal Care Will Stand By Your Side
Access Legal Care has decades of aggregate experience assisting clients with real estate issues. We are an award-winning legal team that ensures superior legal services are offered at an affordable price.
The immigration lawyers at Access Legal Care will provide dependable solutions for your legal needs. It’s distressing to enter or leave the country with no pressing issues. We’ve come to thoroughly investigate your case and offer you a viable solution based on your current circumstances.
Our award-winning legal team can handle both family and employment-based immigration cases to make our clients’ lives as simple as possible. When you contact us, you will undoubtedly receive personalized attention to all of your concerns. Our goal is to assist our clients with all immigration-related concerns successfully, and we are dedicated to this goal.
Do you need help from immigration lawyers? If you want to learn more about your legal rights, schedule a Free Consultation today!
Types of Immigration Services We Offer
Access Legal Care keeps up with the ever-changing laws of immigration to ensure our clients’ satisfaction throughout their legal journey. To provide the most appropriate immigration legal strategies, we work with individuals, employers, and employees.
Common immigration services we offer include:
If you or a member of your family has been placed under the jurisdiction of the Immigration Court, we can help you navigate the process. If possible, we will also fight to keep you in this country. The immigration services lawyers at Access Legal Care will ensure that you have the information to make decisions at every critical point.
How Can Our Services Assist You?
Your lawyer may be able to assist you by drawing on their knowledge of the immigration process and the necessary forms and documents. They’ll answer your questions and let you know what your options are. You won’t be left in the dark when it comes to making decisions.
Access Legal Care will also carry out the following services:
We have previously assisted many people in situations similar to yours. Allow us to handle your case. Your immigration services lawyer will ensure that you exhaust all of your legal options to attain your objectives. You’ll never feel left in the dark about your rights, obligations, or how to navigate complicated issues.
Get Legal Help from Our Immigration Services Lawyers
The immigration attorneys at our offices are happy to meet you wherever is most convenient for you. Our legal team works hard to handle your case with the care you would expect from a law firm. We also make our award-winning immigration services as affordable as possible with numerous payment options.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be scary without owing them money. If you owe a large tax balance to the IRS, it can be terrifying. The IRS can hold onto your property, garnish your wages, freeze access to your financial balances, and put liens on or seize your property. If your money-related challenges have gotten you into difficulty with the IRS, you have to act quickly to avoid a terrible outcome.
In the event that you don't have the cash to take care of your obligation to the IRS, you need not fear. There are alternatives accessible to you, and an accomplished lawyer can assist you with negotiating an agreement with the IRS and help you get your life back on track.
You have the legitimate option to speak to the IRS yourself; however, most citizens have discovered that expert assistance, for example, specific lawyers, bookkeepers, or specialists who are knowledgeable about helping citizens settle unpaid assessment obligations, can improve your chances of arriving at an adequate settlement with the IRS.
Typically, the IRS will work with the individuals who owe cash, and you have a few unique alternatives available to help settle your obligation with them. For example, some of those options are installment agreements, an installment agreement with partial payments, an offer in compromise, not currently collective programs, bankruptcy, release of wage garnishments, stopping the IRS from levying any bank accounts, and releasing you from any IRS obligations which are past the statute of limitations. Permitting an accomplished IRS-negotiation lawyer to deal with your IRS correspondences and communications is smart choice. Using an experienced lawyer to communicate and negotiate with the IRS can save you significant money, lower your stress, and give you peace of mind.
Access Legal Care lawyers assist people throughout the U.S.A. with negotiating with the IRS to resolve their tax debts. Our fees depend on how much you owe, and we can work out low initial and monthly payment plan options.
Regardless of the outcome of the criminal prosecution, or even if there was no prosecution, crime victims can file civil lawsuits against offenders and other responsible parties. Unlike the criminal justice system, civil courts determine whether an offender or a third party is liable for the injuries sustained as a result of the crime. If so, courts may order them to pay monetary damages to the victims. While money can never fully compensate a victim for the trauma from crime or the loss of a loved one, it can be a valuable resource to help crime survivors rebuild their lives. Also, the exposure to civil liability is a powerful incentive for landlords, businessmen, and other proprietors to enact the security measures necessary to prevent future victimizations.
Potential defendants who can be liable to crime victims include:
Access Legal Care lawyers assist people throughout the U.S.A. with their lawsuits for crime-victim claims. Our fees are always contingency fees, meaning you pay nothing unless we win money for you, and then our fee is taken out of the money that we get for you. It is a win-win situation.
Medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient. Medical malpractice is a specific subset of tort law that deals with professional negligence.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits to take an appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. The malpractice or negligence normally involves a medical error.
The four Ds of medical malpractice are duty, dereliction (negligence or deviation from the standard of care), damages, and direct cause. Each of these four elements must be proved to have been present, based on a preponderance of the evidence, for malpractice to be found.
Access Legal Care lawyers assist people throughout the U.S.A. with their medical malpractice claims. Our fees are always contingency fees, meaning you pay nothing unless we win money for you, and then our fee is taken out of the money that we get for you. It is a win-win situation.
Debtor-creditor law applies to all aspects of the relationship between creditors and debtors. One of the main goals of money, creditor, and debtor services lawyers is to keep their clients out of bankruptcy court or help them navigate legal issues.
Regardless of the situation you’re facing, Access Legal Care can help. We offer an award-winning team of lawyers who focus on money, creditor, and debtor issues. All you have to do is let us know how we can help.
Types of Money, Creditor, and Debtor Services We Offer
Our money, creditor, and debtor lawyers have a deep bench of experience navigating complicated financial issues. These issues often include the proper procedures for debtor and creditor rights. An attorney who practices in this area of law may focus on small business and consumer issues, helping clients manage debt to remain solvent.
Common money, creditor, and debtor services we offer include:
Our legal team comprises of award-winning lawyers who represent their clients’ rights and interests. We ensure that our clients receive direct communication from their lawyers and make decisions from a place of knowledge. You can count on us to affordably represent your case while fighting for the best possible outcome.
Using a Wide Range Of Legal Techniques
You may occasionally come across someone who refuses to pay you for work or services you have rendered or who refuses to refund your money when you are entitled to it. This type of behavior only gets worse in a tight economy. Fortunately, our attorneys can assist you in overcoming these challenges by recovering owed money or remaining financially solvent.
We will pursue more aggressive collection or defense methods if your efforts go ignored. These strategies could include taking court action to stop wage garnishments, obtaining personal property liens, or requesting that the sheriff seize personal property and sell it at a public auction.
Maximizing Your Legal Options While Keeping Costs Under Control
In bankruptcy and collections proceedings, our firm represents lenders, creditors, and those enduring bankruptcy. We built our reputation on successfully represent our clients in courtroom litigation and pre-suit negotiations. Our hands-on and affordable approach to bankruptcy, loan default, and debt collection are at the heart of our success.
To develop comprehensive legal strategies, our attorneys combine the resources of a large firm with knowledge and experience in a variety of industries and disciplines. We will never leave you in the dark about your case and ensure that our award-winning legal services remain affordable.
There are times when forming a non-profit or tax-exempt organization has advantages. However, non-profit organization leaders must adhere to specific IRS regulations to maintain tax-exempt status. They can ensure compliance with all applicable laws by working closely with skilled legal counsel.
Charitable organizations face legal issues, as well as administrative and judicial proceedings. Our award-winning non-profit attorneys at Access Legal Care have the experience needed to represent your organization as efficiently and affordably as possible.
Types of Non-Profit Legal Services We Offer
At Access Legal Care, we assist non-profits in obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status from the IRS, as well as providing them with the advice they require. In helping our non-profit and tax-exempt clients, our non-profit organization attorneys draw on a wealth of experience.
As a result, we are well-positioned to address the various tax issues that a non-profit organization may face.
Common non-profit organization services we offer include:
Access Legal Care assists many non-profits in forming formal partnerships and reciprocal relationships with for-profit businesses. These partnerships strengthen charities while maintaining their tax-exempt status by making more resources available to them.
From a tax standpoint, these nonprofit-for-profit relationships are incredibly complicated. This situation necessitates a thorough understanding of non-profit laws, gained through research and, more importantly, experience. It’s what we offer our non-profit clients, and it’s what we’ll bring to your organization as well.
Legal Services that Collaborate with Your Non-Profit
The non-profit lawyers at Access Legal Care have the knowledge and experience necessary to set up your non-profit in a way that complies with state and federal regulations. We’ll focus on the legal aspects of forming your non-profit organization so you can concentrate on your mission of helping others.
It’s also worth noting that the legal obligations of non-profit organizations don’t end with their formation. You’ll have to meet periodic reporting deadlines and adapt to any regulatory changes that may affect your business.
We Make Non-Profit Legal Services Affordable
Access Legal Care’s experienced non-profit attorneys are ready to provide ongoing advice and ensure that your organization complies with all local laws and regulations. We also offer a wide range of payment options to ensure that you get the quality legal care you want and deserve.
Having an experienced non-profit attorney on your side is always beneficial, whether you are just starting or have been running a successful non-profit for years.
Are you ready to strengthen your non-profit’s legal position? Get a Free Consultation with Access Legal Care.
Personal injury law is a system designed to compensate accident victims for injury, physical or psychological, as a result of the negligence or intentional conduct of another person, company, or government entity. Examples of common personal injury claims include injuries from auto accidents, slip and falls, defective products, workplace injuries and medical malpractice.
The “Auto Accidents” category of the law includes accidents that take place with cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks, trains, ATMs and pedestrians. Causes of injury might include faulty airbags, defective brakes, defective seat belts, a confusing or poorly marked construction zone, broken traffic signals.
Access Legal Care lawyers assist people throughout the U.S.A. with their personal injury claims. Our fees are always contingency fees, meaning you pay nothing unless we win money for you, and then our fee is taken out of the money that we get for you. It is a win-win situation.
A “Qualified Domestic Relations Order” (also known as QDRO), and an Eligible Domestic Relations Order” (also known as an EDRO) is a court order used to divide specific types of retirement plans, including qualified and 403(b) plans. According to the Internal Revenue Service, a QDRO is “a judgment, decree or order for a retirement plan to pay child support, alimony or marital property rights to a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependents of a [retirement plan] participant.”
A QDRO grants a person known as the “alternate payee” the right to part of the retirement benefits a former spouse (the “participant”) earned through an employer-sponsored retirement plan. While a QDRO provides benefits to an alternate payee when the participant is alive, it can also award survivor benefits if the participant dies.
Access Legal Care prepares QDROs and EDROs for divorcing or divorced couples in all 50 states of the U.S. Our services include: Preparing the QDRO/EDRO to comply with U.S. Laws, Plan Administrator guidelines, and the divorce judgment itself; send to Plan Administrator for pre-approval; make changes after pre-approval and then work with couples to get signatures; send to the Court to get Judge’s signature; send judge-signed Order to the Plan Administrator for processing; and all legal advice to client throughout the process.
Common types of QDROs and EDROs that we can prepare include:
Social Security Disability (SSD) is a part of the Federal Social Security Act. It includes several programs that provide disability payments and other benefits to disabled workers and their families. Benefits are often referred to as Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits.
SSD benefits may consist of cash payments and medical coverage. Benefits depend on your financial situation and whether you qualify under the appropriate Social Security Administration regulations.
Access Legal Care lawyers assist people throughout the U.S.A. with their social security claims. Our fees are always contingency fees, meaning you pay nothing unless we win money for you, and then our fee is taken out of the money that we get for you. It is a win-win situation.
A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.
It is vitally important that you select or create a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable. Although federal registration of a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant's claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.
If you are a foreign-domiciled applicant, you must have a U.S.-licensed attorney represent you at the USPTO. Non-U.S.-licensed attorneys and non-attorneys may give you inaccurate information and legal advice about your trademark rights and the registration process in the United States.
If you are domiciled in the United States, you are not required to have a U.S.-licensed attorney represent you, but we strongly encourage you to hire one who specializes in trademark law to guide you through the application process. Although USPTO staff can provide information about the federal application process, USPTO employees cannot give you legal advice or help you fill out forms.
Access Legal Care registers Trademarks for your business in all 50 states. Our services include: Filing of trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); a basic federal direct-hit search of the federal trademark database for direct conflicts with your trademark; color adjustment and compilation of your trademark specimens and designs; Email delivery of your trademark application; Electronic copy of your trademark application; respond to and make changes to your application based on any initial communications from USPTO; 60 days unlimited legal advice.
Workers’ compensation provides cash and medical benefits to workers who are injured or become ill in the course of their employment and provides money to the survivors of workers killed on the job. Benefits are provided without regard to fault and are the exclusive remedy for workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Nearly all workers in the United States are covered by workers’ compensation.
Access Legal Care lawyers assist people throughout the U.S.A. with their worker’s compensation claims. Our fees are always contingency fees, meaning you pay nothing unless we win money for you, and then our fee is taken out of the money that we get for you. It is a win-win situation.
In addition to the many services listed above, we also can offer the following legal services to assist you with your legal needs.
Other legal services we offer include:
We provide qualified, affordable Primary Care Attorneys in the following areas:
Arbitration Attorneys / Lawyers
Divorce Dissolution Attorneys / Lawyers
Child Support Attorneys / Lawyers
Custody and Allocation of Parental Responsibility Attorneys / Lawyers
Parenting Time & Parentage Attorneys / Lawyers
Estate Planning Attorneys / Lawyers
Wills & Trust Attorneys / Lawyers
Powers of Attorney Attorneys / Lawyers
Landlord/Tenant Attorneys / Lawyers
Eviction Attorneys / Lawyers
Collections Attorneys / Lawyers
Lawsuit Attorneys / Lawyers
Bankruptcy Attorneys / Lawyers
Creditor / Debtor Attorneys / Lawyers
Small Business Attorneys / Lawyer
Non-profit 501c3 Attorneys / Lawyers
Trademark Attorneys / Lawyers
Real Estate Attorneys / Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys / Lawyers
Social Security Disability Attorneys / Lawyers
Medical Malpractice Attorneys / Lawyers
Worker’s Compensation Attorney / Lawyers
Property Attorneys / Lawyers
Criminal Attorneys / Lawyers
Felony Attorneys / Lawyers
Misdemeanor Attorneys / Lawyers
Driving Under Influence (DUI) Attorneys / Lawyers
Operating Under Influence Attorneys / Lawyers
Alcohol Offenses Attorneys / Lawyers
Suspended Driver's License - Restoration Attorneys / Lawyers
Traffic Ticket Attorneys / Lawyers
Expungement Attorneys / Lawyers
Garnishment Attorneys / Lawyers
Lien Attorneys / Lawyers
Name change Attorneys / Lawyers
QDRO / EDRO / Qualified Domestic Relations Attorneys / Lawyers
Immigration Attorneys / Lawyer
Cities We Serve
Access Legal Care serves clients in every Michigan city. Below is some information about this county and the cities we serve:
County Clerk: Juli Wallin
200 Division Street, Suite 130
Petoskey, MI 49770
Mayor: William J Fraser
101 East Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
Bear Creek Township
Carp Lake Township
Cross Village Township
Little Traverse Township
Mackinaw City (part)
Maple River Township
Pleasant View Township
Access Legal Care offers pro bono / free legal advice while providing cheap and affordable legal services with skilled lawyers & attorneys.