Chris Smith Law is a full service law firm with an emphasis in Family and Business Law. In today's ever changing world, having a strategic partner to help navigate the personal and business issues of the day brings peace of mind that only comes by having strong legal representation on call when you need them. It is with this in mind that Chris Smith Law offers representation and support in a variety of areas. Below you'll find just a sampling.
Family Law - Divorce, collaborative divorce, child custody, visitation, support alimony, child support, child custody modification, paternity, guardianship, grandparent visitation, adoption, child neglect and abuse investigation, psychological issues in divorce and custody actions, rights of abused and battered parents, parental rights, father's rights, due process and appellate practice and procedure, property distribution and protection, business valuations, enforcement of decrees and custody orders, and mediation.
Business Law - General legal counsel, business formation, drafting of operating agreements and formation documents, drafting of bylaws, succession planning, business litigation, arbitration, contracts and agreements, service agreements, mobile and emerging technologies, software licensing, mobile and social media advertising service agreements, commercial agreements, business litigation.
Estate Planning - Comprehensive estate planning, including asset protection planning, business succession planning, elder law, planning for affluent families, values based planning, elder planning, gun trusts, and wills and trusts.
Collaborative Law - Chris Smith Law is a proponent of the collaborative law method in resolving domestic and civil disputes. Whether for a divorce, business or organizational dispute, when opportunity to utilize a more positive process presents itself, we recommend it. Collaborative law is intended to assist litigants in resolving their dispute in a respectful and dignified manner, without the negative and public destruction of the court system. Although, not appropriate in all cases, we encourage litigants to educate themselves on the value of a collaborative process when determining how to proceed in their case. Additional information regarding collaborative law may be found at the links below.