We’re all quickly learning to adjust our lives to what many are calling “the new normal.” At The Lobb Law Firm, we’ve always stayed ahead of the curve and had a plan in place for situations just like this. Our entire team of attorneys and their staff were prepared in advance to work remotely – so our clients’ cases wouldn’t suffer the coronavirus. The virtual office we’ve created allows us to proceed with discovery, mediation, and even finalize settlements.
Another big change: for the first time in our 44+ years in practice, The Lobb Law Firm will be delving into the practice area of family law. That means we’ll be able to help clients negotiate divorce settlements, including dissolutions, child custody disputes and spousal support.
While sheltering in place becomes standard, not everyone is adjusting equally well. Responsibilities and bills multiply while financial and emotional stress factors rise exponentially. The ongoing math of this trauma doesn’t equate to life going back to normal.
Relationships already under strain can snap. Locked under the same roof for weeks at a time pressurizes what may already be a tenuous situation. Otherwise static marriages wind up under the microscope when couples are under stress for extended period of time in close quarters.
Many relationships won’t withstand the scrutiny that time sheltering at home can bring.
Our attorneys, among others, expect the wave of quarantine-related divorces inquiries to skyrocket fifty percent by the end of the year.
Whether you were considering divorce before the Michigan shelter-in-place order or your marriage has become a fresh casualty of the novel coronavirus, our attorneys can keep your interests protected.
As your lawyers, we’re dedicated to supporting you through this time, giving you the resources you need to take care of yourself, and ensuring that your best interests are represented at the negotiation table or in the courtroom. Whether you are facing:
• A sudden and unexpected divorce
• The inevitable end of a painful marriage
• Custody issues or questions
• Questions about child support or spousal support
• Other family law situations
Because former couples often share the same goal in a divorce, we’ve found that some cases can be handled quickly, privately and with minimal confrontation. In these situations, former couples usually share the same goal in divorce: end the marriage with their dignity and financial well-being intact.
It’s often easier for both parties to negotiate the terms of the divorce together with the help of divorce lawyers and mediators, rather than forcing the court to decide on important issues like child custody, child support, spousal support and division of assets.
However, we understand that not every marriage can end peacefully. If your ex-partner is unwilling to come to a fair compromise on important issues, we are ready to fight for what you deserve in a court of law.
You can trust the attorneys at The Lobb Law Firm to fight vigorously for you.
There is a lot at stake when you are facing divorce. Perhaps you’re worried about the loss of time with your children, a child support order that leaves you without enough to live on, or the unfair division of assets you worked hard to build during your marriage.
Even in dark times like these, it helps to see light at the end of the tunnel. Taking the first step toward your divorce can take the enormous weight off your shoulders.
Let our family help your family.
Contact us for a free, private, no-strings-attached consultation to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about your case.
Life can get complicated fast: one minute you’re driving to work, the next you wake up in the hospital. Even a so-called “simple” accident, like a rear-end collision at a stoplight, can cause issues starting with whiplash and cascading into lifelong back pain and beyond. That’s why it’s vital you seek medical attention immediately following any type of accident. Even if you only feel “a little sore.” Even if you’re a doctor, don’t try to self-diagnose. Go to the hospital. Your very next call should be to a personal injury attorney.
Just as you wouldn’t trust a mechanic to treat your whiplash, you shouldn’t call anyone but a personal injury attorney to handle your accident case. More than having someone on your side who knows your rights and understands the system, a personal injury attorney can make the difference between winning quality medical care and replacement services – and picking up the entire tab yourself.
The good news is that a personal injury attorney can help relieve some of the stress from managing both your health and your case against the insurance company. If that’s not a good enough reason to pick up the phone and call 844-LOBB-LAW, here are five more to get you dialing:
- Your settlement amount will be higher. There’s a misconception out there that employing an attorney on your personal injury case will cost you a big chunk of your settlement. Since the majority of attorneys work on a contingency basis, they can legally charge up to 33% when they win your case. While this does indeed seem like a big chunk of your potential settlement, an attorney can help you win a settlement 3-7 times more than if you represented yourself.
- Your stress level will be lower. There’s an incredible amount of preparation required to present and litigate a winning legal case. After an accident, your primary concern should be for your health. While you focus on recovery, we’ll gather documents and records, speak to your doctors and strategize an airtight case for you.
- Your case is more complicated than you think. At the very least, an attorney will be able to tell you the value of your case and the medical expenses to expect over your lifetime. Multiple parties and insurance companies may be involved in the accident. Does the other driver have insurance? Property damage? Replacement services?
- The insurance company refuses to pay. Insurance companies employ entire teams of people whose entire function is to determine how not to pay claims. Nobody can take on an entire insurance company by themselves and the battle gets daunting fast. Where someone on their own might be inclined to give up, a good personal injury attorney will take up the fight for you.
- They know the law. Effective July 1, 2020, the Michigan Auto No-Fault laws are changing and will affect everyone from drivers to medical providers and attorneys. Changes include rolling back of the one-year rule, Independent Medical Examination rules, limits on attendant care and many others. Unless you’re a qualified attorney, keeping a handle on the evolving no-fault laws can be a full-time job!
So now you have the five top reasons to hire a personal injury attorney after a car, truck or motorcycle accident. Here’s one final piece of advice:
After an accident, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Many states have statutes of limitations on cases and, if you wait too long, you may no longer be entitled to a settlement.
Of course, you’ll want someone trustworthy with a reputation for winning against the insurance companies. We humbly suggest calling 844-LOBB-LAW to find out how much your case could be worth!