We are a full-service law firm including bankruptcy, family law, criminal law, civil litigation.Example cases
The typical bankruptcy case requires an appointment to educate the client about the pros and cons of filing bankruptcy based on what they own and what they owe. I never pressure clients to file and will simply provide information to help them make an informed decision. Filing either a chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy generally requires one appearance in front of the bankruptcy trustee who examines the petition and client under oath. Sometimes an appearance in Federal Bankruptcy court is required. The typical Chapter 7 case is usually closed in under 6 months and the typical Chapter 13 case lasts three to five years. I always let the client know my full expectations for any case regardless of whether it involves bankruptcy, family law, criminal law or another area.
We also handle family law matters including simple divorce, separation agreements, property division, child custody and support, and spousal support. A simple divorce can often be accomplished without a court appearance. Custody, property division, and support issues often require several court appearances.
Free: Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury. All other areas require are $100 consultation fee.
Chapter 7: $1,800.00 (includes filing fees)
Chapter 11: Varies
Chapter 13: $ 1,000.00 upfront
Simple Divorce: $950.00 (includes filing fees).
Separation Agreement: $1,000.00 - $1,500.00.
Child Support: $1,000.00 and up.
Speeding Ticket: $150.00 and up.
Expungement: $500.00 and up.
DWI plea: $1,200.00.
DWI trial: $2,000.00.
Misdemeanors: $750.00 and up.
Felonies: $2,500.00 and up.
All Other Practice Areas:
Flat Fee: Varies
Hourly rate: $250.00.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I have access to a Spanish interpreter.
Most of my time is spent on bankruptcy, divorce and criminal law. Each area of law allows me to help people get their life back in order.
I encourage clients to educate themselves and to ask any questions they may have of an attorney.
I will review anything a client has prepared.
I often encourage clients to file matters in small claims court because there is an absolute right to appeal most decisions. However, I have never counseled a client to undertake a bankruptcy or complex family law case without an attorney.
Prior to the creation of Stone & Witt, P.A., I worked at a Monroe NC Law Firm handling bankruptcy, criminal, and civil matters that had been serving Union County, NC, which includes Monroe, Indian Trail, Waxhaw, Weddington, Matthews, Wesley Chapel, and Wadesboro for over 20 years.
As a general practitioner. I can help my clients with most of their legal matters. Often, my family law clients ask about bankruptcy or drafting a will, or a traffic ticket their son has. Our firm handles personal and business bankruptcy, divorce, criminal law, wills, power of attorney, and litigation.
I find it is best to let the client tell me the whole story before interrupting and giving advice. A full-service law firm also allows me to focus my caseload depending on the market conditions.Personal interests:
I enjoy keeping active in the gym and by running. I also enjoy watching and attending Carolina Panther games and rooting for UNC and Wake Forest basketball.
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