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Personal Legal Services

At Hall Estill, our Personal Legal Services attorneys not only understand the complexities of this rapidly changing area of law, but are skilled in offering clients and their loved ones the patient, thoughtful counsel that is essential during what can be a stressful, emotionally charged period in their lives.

Our Family Services practice encompasses:

  • Adoption
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Divorce & Legal Separation
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning & Post Death Administration
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Guardianships
  • Marital Agreements
  • Parent Coordination
  • Paternity
  • Protective Orders
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation

While many situations inevitably create turbulence in family relationships, we work to resolve disputes and arrive at the most optimal solutions for our clients by understanding the issues at hand, assessing short- and long-term personal and financial impacts, and identifying various options for consideration. We have deep experience in crafting and negotiating effective resolutions, agreements and situation-specific arrangements that allow our clients to begin new chapters in their lives without resorting to prolonged litigation.

Our objective is to achieve our clients' goals through resolution in a manner that minimizes financial expense and emotional turmoil. However, we understand that litigation may be the only course of action that will help advance our clients' interests. In these situations, our Personal Legal Services attorneys are strong, tenacious advocates. We work hand-in-hand with clients to meticulously prepare every case and are known for delivering compelling arguments to the court. 

Much of our practice is focused on proactively advising individuals and families regarding important arrangements that should be considered to address the impact of life-changing events, adverse situations or potential legal actions in the future. Whether negotiating a prenuptial agreement, preparing necessary adoption paperwork, securing the financial future of children or parents unable to care for themselves, or making plans for the disposition or ongoing administration of one's estate, our lawyers are experienced in identifying and addressing the issues that all parties should consider. 

Having the full-service capabilities of Hall Estill close at hand when complex situations arise is a particular benefit for families with shared business interests, complicated real estate holdings or complex tax issues. Our Personal Legal Services lawyers frequently collaborate with members of other practices so that we may offer the most comprehensive counsel to our clients.