Firm Overview

Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Small Business Counseling, and Criminal defense in special cases.

Main Office

Main
128 State Street
Oshkosh  WI  54903

Phone
  • (920) 233-2500

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes for bankruptcy and estate planning,

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, most chapter 7 bankruptcy fees run between $1000 to $1500. Basic Will, POA and Health Care document packages start at $450.00.

Hourly Rates

Case specific.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 9:00 to 5:00
Friday by special appointment.

Office Manager

Julianna is my paralegal and Cathy is my bankruptcy assistant.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Work is delegated to my paralegal or secretary and billed at a reduced rate.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

As often as possible. Case specific.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

I volunteer at a free legal clinic, and on occasion offer services at a reduced rate. There is no set pro-bono policy.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Attorney Roy E. Hegard concentrates his practice in several areas of the law including Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and small business counseling. He regularly attends conferences to stay up to date on changes in the law and has taught college level courses. He has over a decade of experience in Bankruptcy work. His experience ranges from basic Chapter 7 filings to more complex Chapter 13 reorganization plans. He also offers his clients non-bankruptcy options including low cost Wisconsin ยง128 repayment plans. His Estate Planning experience ranges from simple Wills to complex Trusts dealing with tax issues, assets spread over several states valued in millions of dollars, and has coordinated U.S. based assets with international holdings. He has helped families prepare for the future of loved ones with special needs and helped preserve family farms and recreational property for use by future generations. He has gained a wealth of experience owning his own small businesses and helping others keep their own businesses thriving. Attorney Hegard takes pride in offering to protect his client's assets by providing cost effective legal advice based on the client's needs rather than on a pre-conceived cookie cutter approach.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We see no issue with a client self educating, however we find they often have incomplete information or have reached inaccurate conclusions. We always attempt to educate our clients to their comfort level so they have some basis for making decisions with respect to the direction their want their case to go.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, but we will not file them or attach our name, unless retained to act on behalf of the client. It is for review only.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We will offer generic advice on a very limited basis for simple issues such as small claims cases.

Solo Practice 2007 to date. 2001 until 2007 with Steinhilber Swanson Law office in Oshkosh, WI. Prior to that, solo practice in Appleton, WI.

Work is delegated to my paralegal or secretary and billed at a reduced rate.

License
  • Bar Number: 1030836
    Wisconsin , 2000

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