Absolutely. Our experienced lawyers can assess the legality of your situation and let you know if you have a case or not. We may also be able to estimate know how much your case may be worth, how long the process will be and what will be required to win.
My issue was several years back. Can I still file a lawsuit?
It depends on the type of lawsuit you have. The statute of limitations, which is the deadline for filing a lawsuit, is different per case and per state. We offer free consultations to evaluate if you still have time to file. "Time is of the essence" so call us today at (707) 284-2380.
I work in San Francisco, live in Santa Rosa and have a labor dispute. Can you help outside of Sonoma County?
Yes. We are licensed to assist clients across the state of California. Each US state has its own labor code in addition to federal laws. At Provencher and Flatt, we have extensive experience in dealing with employment issues of all sorts.
Why should I do if I suffer from workplace abuse?
Unfortunately workplace abuse is more common that we think. Sometimes it is created by a specific co-worker, supervisor or vendor, while other times it is created by poor company management and ethics. Either way, it is illegal and workers in California are protected under the law. Abuse can be physical and/or emotional. Various labor laws protect from discrimination and harassment. To better understand your legal rights and options, you should speak with an experienced labor law attorney like those at Provencher & Flatt.
My spouse wants a divorce but I do not. What can I do?
In the US, we have what is called "no-fault" divorces which means that if one spouse wants a divorce, they cannot be stopped from doing so. Unfortunately you cannot stop the divorce proceedings. You can try to ask your spouse for a cooling off period after which he or she can reconsider the divorce or you could have a friend or spiritual leader speak with your spouse. Either way you should meet with your own lawyer to make sure your legal rights are protecting.
My ex-spouse has stopped paying alimony. What can I do?
We can help you! It can be a difficult situation financially and emotionally for you and your child and immediate legal action should be taken. Our attorneys will first speak with you, review the final judgement that was made during your divorce or child custody dispute and then advise you on your legal options. Once we have the facts, we can guide you through the process and represent you as your family attorney. You are not alone; call us today at (707) 284-2380.
My ex and I have shared custody of our teenage daughter and she wants to live with him full time.
Children, especially during their teenage years, can cause issues to the decision that was made legally regarding their custody. Often times, unless someone files for a petition for modification of the child custody agreement, no legal action is needed. We can recommend some different steps you and/or your ex-spouse could take to ensure a continuation of the agreement. In such delicate situations, we highly recommend you meet or speak with us so that you can understand the legal implications of your teenager's decision.
My house has cracked everywhere and is only 5 years old. Who is responsible?
Responsibility of cracks on walls or other similar building issues can fall on the original general contractor, the developer, the seller or no one at all if this is proven to be caused by forces of nature. Do not try to evaluate who is responsible on your own. It takes a team of legal experts and industry related experts to determine the exact cause of your building problems. We can help you with the process and have a large network of inspectors we work closely with.
My neighbor is saying that our new driveway impedes on his property and is going to sue us if we do not remove it.
It can be scary when a person frightens you with a lawsuit. The truth is often time neighborly matters can be resolved amicably via legal mediation. In some more drastic situations, you need to hire a lawyer to defend you in small courts or regular courts. Your attorney should understand not only real estate laws but also laws that might be involved in your specific situation.
What kind of lawyer do I need if the county property behind my house is full of debris and what seems like toxic material?
You definitely want an attorney experienced in environmental matters. At Provencher & Flatt, we can represent you as an individual or a citizen group formed of you and your neighbors. The California Environmental Quality Act offer lots of protection and our team has experience and expertise in understanding such complex laws and how we get you the compensation and resolution you deserve.
The company who bought the land near mine is cutting down all of the trees. Is that legal?
This is a question that would require a sit down conversation. We would review the land in questions, the owners, the permits they obtained (or did not obtain), etc. Some trees in California are protected and you may have a case to stop them and even obtain compensation. Call us to discuss your specific situation so that we can better assist you.
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