Areas of Practice

Business Hours

Monday – Friday | 8:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 1:oo P.M. – 5:15 P.M.

Jim is devoted to providing the best possible service to his clients, and to achieving the best outcome with as little stress as possible under the circumstances. He is a good listener, and tries to minimize the billable time spent by focusing on the important facts. Jim counsels his clients on practical ways to approach and resolve the problem before them. He returns calls promptly, keeps his clients informed of the status of the matter he is handling for them, and bills monthly to avoid unpleasant surprises. Jim’s fees are reasonable and competitive. In addition to the services listed Jim also offers general legal advice.

Real Estate

  • Purchase and sale of residential, agricultural and commercial land and everything attached to the land
  • Financing purchases, including seller financing, lease-purchase (rent-to-own) and “wraparound” mortgages
  • Refinancing existing loans
  • Deeds – purchase, sale, gift, life estate, adding name(s)
  • Leases – drafting, amending and interpreting residential, agriculture and commercial
  • Landlord – Tenant disputes, Trespass, Eviction (Dispossessory)
  • Timber leases and sales
  • Land line establishment and dispute resolution
  • Subdivisions
  • Foreclosure

Family Law

  • Divorce – temporary and permanent possession of property and home, payment of marital debts
  • Child custody and visitation – temporary and permanent – establish, modify, change, terminate
  • Child support – establish, collect, raise, lower, terminate
  • Restraining orders, temporary and permanent
  • Adoptions, contested and uncontested
  • Name changes
  • Guardianship and/or Conservatorship for mentally or physically incompetent children or adults

Estate Planning and Estates

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Advance directives (living wills)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate wills
  • Administer estates of people who die without a will
  • Twelve Months’ Support for surviving spouse (and minor children, if any) – Preserve assets free of some debts of deceased person


  • Corporations, LLC’s, partnerships – Creation and Dissolution
  • Amendments of bylaws and operating agreements
  • Purchase and sale of ongoing business and/or inventory, furnishings,fixtures, name
  • Trade names


  • Judgments, promissory notes, past-due rent, child support, garnishments