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Services and Areas of Practice

Loran & Ritchie are proud to provide their services in the following areas of law.
 
If you need help or have questions, please call us at 253-383-7123 or send us a message.   
Personal Injury

 

Personal injury law involves the pursuit of a claim for injuries or death caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another. Typical causes of injuries include:

 

  • Automobile and motorcycle accidents

  • Boat, train and airplane accidents

  • Workplace accidents

  • Slip or trip and fall

  • Dog or animal attacks

  • Assaults

  • Chemical or drug reaction

  • Equipment or machine malfunction

  • Medical malpractice

 

If you have been injured, call us today!

Family Law

 

Family Law involves the legal issues surrounding marriage and children.  Common family law issues include:

 

  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce)

  • Legal separation

  • Division of assets and liabilities

  • Custody and parenting plan

  • Child support

  • Spousal support

  • Paternity

  • Adoption

 

We stand ready to help you with any of these issues.  We specialize in high value asset cases and complex cases involving family owned businesses.

Probate

 

Probate is the process of administering a deceased persons estate.  Some of the steps we can help you with include:

 

  • Filing the Last Will and Testament

  • Appointment of a Personal Representative

  • Filing an inventory

  • Appraising and/or selling assets

  • Paying creditors of the estate

  • Preparing a final accounting

  • Filing a tax return

 

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one and needs assistance, we're a phone call away.

Business Law

Business Law involves the legal issues surrounding the creation and operation of a business.  We can assist you with:

  • Creating a corporation or LLC

  • Operating agreements

  • Articles and bylaws

  • Corporate minutes

  • Annual meetings

  • IRS requirements

  • Purchase and sale of a business

  • Merger

The correct business formation can protect you and your personal assets from liability and can also reduce your tax liability.  Find out how - contact us today.

Mediation

Mediation is a dispute resolution process wherein a trained neutral third party serves as mediator and helps the parties find common ground and negotiate a settlement.  We offer professional dispute resolution services including:

 

  • Mediation

  • Settlement conference (PCLR 16(c))

  • Arbitration

 

We serve as mediators in all areas of civl litigation, including family law, personal injury, business, construction, real estate and probate.  Whether your case is approaching trial, is in the beginning stages of litigation, or hasn't even been filed yet, we can help you achieve resolution.  As we like to say, let's settle your case.

Estate Planning

 

Everyone should have an estate plan in place so they have assurance that their assets and liabilities will be handled in accordance with their wishes upon their demise.  We can help you formulate a plan to meet your needs and then draft the necessary documents.  Common estate planning documents include:

 

  • Wills

  • Durable Powers of Attorney

  • Community Property Agreements

  • Health Care Directives

  • Living Trusts

 

If you have estate planning questions or, like many people, have been thinking about getting a will but have been putting it off, please contact us.  We'd love to help you.

Real Estate

If you're buying or selling real estate and feel like you need professional advice or representation, we can help.  We can help you with:

 

  • Document review

  • Document preparation

  • Negotiation

  • Purchase and sale agreements

  • Leases

 

For many people, the purchase or sale of a parcel of real estate is the largest single transaction they will ever undertake.  Make sure your questions are answered before closing a transaction.