Hammis Law Offices provides comprehensive individual and family legal services.  Click on an area of interest below for more details on that area of our practice.  If you don’t see your specific need listed, Click Here and let us know what it is that you’re looking for.

Divorce is a trying and exhausting experience for everyone involved...

Deciding to divorce is an emotionally trying and exhausting experience for you and your spouse.  Our staff is empathetic to your situation and understands the varying degree of consequences when petitioning a court for a divorce.

No two divorces are the same; there are many issues to be addressed such as custody, child support, maintenance, pension allocation, property division, and a whole lot more.  We will help you through the entire process.

Custody issues are often emotionally charged and can be frightening...

Dealing with child custody issues is often an emotionally charged process.  We handle custody matters for married parents, divorced parents, separated parents, and unwed parents.  We will also advise you on the pros and cons of custody types.

Orders of Protection may be necessary to protect yourself from harm...

Asking the Court to order someone, often a loved one, to stay away from you can be difficult.  No one has the right to hurt or intimidate another.  The Court will help protect you, but the process can be daunting and embarrassing.

Airing your personal business, often in a filled courtroom, is intimidating and can deter you from asking the Court for such an order.  We will be strength and confidence for you, and get you the protection your deserve.

Personal bankruptcy may make you feel like the ultimate failure...

Millions of Americans have found themselves out of work or with a severely diminished income level.  Add to that an uninsured illness after expiration of once great health benefits, and you have the makings of a financial disaster.

If you find yourself in a desperate financial situation, we can help.  If you are in jeopardy of losing your home, we can stop the foreclosure.  We can stop the endless calls from creditors, and get you started on rebuilding your life.

Do not wait; time is of the essence in these matters.  Contact us today.

Traffic violations may seem mundane, but they can be very expensive...

A traffic violation seems mundane these days.  Why hire an attorney when you can just pay the fine?  With any conviction, your insurance premiums are likely to go up and cost you more money in the long run.

Hammis Law Offices can help fight your traffic violations and ensure the State has met their burden in proving the violation no matter how minor.  For a list of violations and points, visit This DMV Webpage.

A DUI arrest can be a horrifying and difficult experience for anyone...

Being arrested at any time can be a frightening experience, but being arrested for DUI is extremely stressful.  Not only are there criminal penalties, but you could also face civil claims from others.  You could have your license suspended, receive high fines, and potential jail time.

If this is your first DUI charge you may be able to avoid conviction and be placed on Court Supervision.  If this is not your first time, you will be facing suspension of your license and more serious penalties.  Let us guide you through the complicated legal process to ensure the best possible outcome.

A Criminal arrest is a highly stressful event that could ruin your life...

A Criminal arrest is highly stressful.  You need an attorney who understands the system and who can help you through the process, regardless of the charge.  We will comb through evidence and, if necessary, conduct our own investigation to force the Sate to prove their case.

The State may drag out its case to wear down defendants, but we never encourage our clients to take the easy way out.  We stand behind our clients and fight for them no matter how long the case takes.

Expungement can help you move on with your life after a mistake...

A past mistake should not keep you from getting on with your life.  With bad marks on your record, your professional, academic, financial, even your social life can be affected, especially with today’s ability to find things online.

We will help you determine if you qualify for expungement of your record; and if so, we will move aggressively and quickly to have your record cleared of those items so that your mistakes will remain where they should – in the past.

A Personal Injury can seriously impact your life and financial situation...

If you have been hurt, let us help you become financially stable again.  Medical bills pile up quickly and the bill collectors start calling right away.  We can help stop those annoyances and help you get money that you are owed for medical bills, lost wages, lost property, as well as pain and suffering.

Real Estate purchases can be exciting and confusing, especially right now...

Are you buying a home?  We can make sure that you are protected in the transaction and that the property is free and clear of liens and encumbrances.  We will also make sure that you completely understand what’s included in your purchase and what you will be responsible for.

In today’s real estate market, Short Sales and foreclosures are common, and you can get an exceptional deal.  However, such transactions are not the same as a conventional property purchase, so we will help ensure that you know exactly what you’re getting into before you jump in.

Foreclosure is a frightening experience - for you and your whole family...

It’s no secret that residential foreclosures have exceeded epidemic proportions in the U.S., mostly caused by deceptive practices of some lenders over the last 10 years.  Many Americans and their families have been evicted from their homes without any consideration or recourse.

Adding insult to injury, at times the foreclosure proceedings initiated by the bank are themselves illegal, fraudulent, or handled wrongly.  Recently, some state Attorneys General have initiated massive lawsuits against banks for these illegal practices.

If you have received a Notice of Default (NOD) from your lender, and you are facing foreclosure, you may not know where to turn for help.  Hammis Law Offices will help you fight for your home and the security of your family.  Let us examine your case.

Renting a property individually or jointly may be right for you...

If you’re new to the area or just getting started, renting can be a great option.  Our area has every type of property you can imagine, and some pretty great landlords.  Still, it’s a good idea to know what you’re getting into and to ensure that your interests are protected, especially if you are renting with one or more roommates.

Hammis Law Offices can examine your renter’s contract, completely explain it to you, and advise you on any potential issues that you may have missed with all the excitement of getting a new place.  We can also help you with problems concerning a contract already in place.

Small Claims T.V. shows make the process look simple, but not always...

If you have a claim for $10,000 or less, you will take your complaint to small claims court.  While the evidentiary rules and legal procedures are somewhat relaxed in small claims courtrooms, they must still be adhered to in accordance with the Civil Procedure Statutes and the local court rules.

Television shows make this look simple, but to the untrained individual, it is not.  Pleadings must be filed and served properly, and this can be complicated when suing a business, for example.  We can help avoid unnecessary court appearances and mistakes by preparing your claim fully and representing you in court.

Contracts require careful attention to really protect your interests...

A contract is an instrument drawn up between two parties that sets out how each party will perform for a particular purpose, and it requires careful attention to ensure that it can withstand a challenge in court, should it be necessary.

If you need help to draft or modify a contract, review a contract or determine if and what type of contract is needed, we can help.  If you have a claim arising from breach of contract we will fight to make sure you receive what you are owed.

Insurance Claims are frequently difficult to collect from the company...

When you are physically or materially injured and the insurance company is asking you for seemingly endless documentation, but is still refusing to pay your claim, we can help.  Let us deal with the insurance companies to make sure you are given what you are rightfully owed, and in a timely fashion.

We are compassionate with our clients, but tough with the insurance companies if need be.  We are not afraid to file a lawsuit if necessary and will not allow the insurance companies to intimidate our clients or give them an endless run-around.

A Last Will can ensure that your wishes are honored after your passing...

Make sure that your possessions and property are distributed the way you would like once the time is right.  We ensure that your wishes are properly documented, witnessed, notarized, and even videotaped if necessary so that what you want to occur will occur in the manner that you want.

It is important to update your will each time an important event happens in your life: purchase a home, marriage, divorce, birth of a child, grandchild, and other significant circumstance.  When that occurs, we can make those updates for you.

A Power of Attorney is used to give someone else authority to act for you...

Giving authority to another person to make certain decisions for you while you are away, in the hospital, or otherwise incapacitated has many implications.  We can draft a Power of Attorney for you that limits the authority to exactly what you wish and nothing more, for the period of time that you choose.

Guardianship of a minor or elder is a serious responsibility to take on...

Guardianship of a minor or elderly person (the ward) is a serious responsibility.  On filing a petition, the court may appoint a Guardian Ad Litem; usually an attorney to advocate for the ward “during the action” (ad litem), until a temporary or permanent guardian is assigned.

Guardianship is necessary to handle the affairs of someone, particularly in a case where a loved one has become incapacitated unexpectedly without a Power of Attorney in place.  Let Hammis Law Offices prepare your petition properly so that you can handle the affairs of, and make decisions for your loved one.

Probate occurs on someone's passing to protect heirs and beneficiaries...

Probate is a court-supervised procedure for transferring ownership of someone’s assets after he or she dies.  A Personal Representative (P.R. or Executor) is named to handle the process.  If the estate is worth more than $50,000 or there are challenges, a formal probate occurs, and the P.R. must have legal representation.

Hammis Law Offices can help you through an informal probate, where the wishes of the deceased are uncontested, and represent you in court for formal probate if necessary.  In either case, f you are named as the P.R., let us help you through the process to avoid the unexpected.

You may have matters that are not addressed in this list...

We have listed the common individual and family matters for which Hammis Law Offices is called on to represent our clients. If you don’t see your matter listed, simply Click Here, fill out the contact form and let us know what you need.

If you think that your matter may be related to a small business or corporate concern, please Click Here and check out our list of common small business and corporate matters that we deal with.