Our Legal Practices
YOUR FAMILY MATTERS
Family law encompasses a broad range of family-related issues, such as uncontested divorce, custody modification, child support modification and termination of parental rights. Attorney Sharon Wilson is a seasoned family law attorney who has successfully handled many types of cases for her clients. Her goal is to work in your best interests and in the best interest of the family.
Divorce and Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested divorces are where couples can agree on matters surrounding the divorce, such as division of assets, division of debts, child custody and child support. Often, this type of divorce runs smoothly, and couples can just file the court paperwork on their own. When couples cannot agree on divorce matters, many choose to settle disagreements through mediation or arbitration. As a matter of fact, the court often mandates mediation before heading to court. During these non-adversarial processes, a neutral third party is assigned to help facilitate discussions between the spouses and achieve an agreed settlement. Attorney Sharon Wilson acts as a legal coach during arbitration or mediation and carefully reviews proposed agreements.
Child Support and Child Custody Modification
If you’re a parent and paying child support, there may come a time when you need to have payments adjusted due to the loss of a job or disability. Attorney Sharon Wilson can assist with the filing of a child support modification petition. There also may be circumstances that lead parents to want to change child custody arrangements. Relocation, remarriage, new employment situation and the wishes of the children involved are a few of the circumstances that may change things. Custody modification forms must be filed with the court. Keep in mind that the courts don’t change the final child custody order lightly, and attorney Sharon Wilson can help you with the court process.
Termination of Parental Rights
There are many situations in which parental rights can be voluntarily relinquished. For example, birth parents voluntarily terminate their parental rights when they give their children up for adoption. The adoptive parents are then given parental rights over a child. In the case of adoption, the Law Office of Sharon Wilson assists clients with the legal paperwork required with adoption.
If you are facing a family-related issue, turn the Law Office of Sharon Wilson for the best legal advice and assistance. Let their experience work for you.
Child Abuse & Neglect Law
PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS
Child neglect is a form of abuse where the caregiver fails to provide good child care and results in psychological, emotional or physical harm of a child. Neglect is the most common form of mistreatment of a child. While physical abuse is active abuse, neglect is passive abuse. In the United States, over 78 percent of child maltreatment victims suffer neglect while 18 percent incur physical abuse. A little over 9 percent suffer sexual abuse. Turn to the Law Office of Sharon Wilson to help children get the help needed to escape child neglect and child abuse.
Different Forms of Neglect
Physical neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment. It often entails the non-meeting of basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. Physical neglect also includes leaving children alone for long periods of time. Psychological and emotional neglect include a wide variety of behaviors, such as failure to give attention, insults, humiliation, threats of physical punishment and ignoring basic child needs. Educational neglect is when the caregiver fails to enroll the child in school, and medical neglect is when the caregiver fails to get the child needed medical care.
What Happens in Child Neglect and Abuse Matters
Not all accusations of child neglect or abuse result in criminal charges. First, the child is taken into protective custody. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the child may be allowed to return home during the proceedings or is placed in foster care. The accused caregiver is presented with a petition outlining the allegations. At this point, it’s important not to admit fault. Turn to the Law Office of Sharon Wilson to help navigate the Child Protective Services (CPS) process.
If you’ve been wrongly accused of child abuse, you’ll likely feel afraid and confused. Attorney Sharon Wilson will let you know what to expect and ensure that your rights are protected. You can expect CPS to want to visit your home and interview both you and your child. Attorney Sharon Wilson will also explain how the discovery process works and develop a defense strategy for exposing the false nature of the accusations.
The prosecuting attorney represents the interests of the state, the AAL argues the childs wishes (or substitutes judgment if the child is too young to articulate his/her wishes), while the assigned GAL (usually CASA, but sometimes an attorney) argues in favor of the child’s best interests. For the best outcome, it’s important to have your own private counsel. Turn to attorney Sharon Wilson for help.
PROTECT YOUR FUTURE
Even if you’re not a Rockefeller, it’s important to have estate planning in place. This way, your assets are distributed according to your wishes in the event of your passing. Having the right estate planning legal documents in place gives both you and your loved ones peace of mind. The Law Office of Sharon Wilson works closely with clients to help them choose the best estate planning documents for their individual circumstances.
There are many important parts to estate planning. With a last will and testament, you can ensure that your assets are passed down the way you want them to be, including real estate, heirlooms and jewelry. With a health care power of attorney and living will, you can outline your medical wishes should you become incapacitated. This helps family members avoid the stressful decision-making process. And adding a children’s safeguard plan can help prevent uncertainly in the event of a tragedy.
A statutory durable power of attorney document can appoint someone to handle your daily financial affairs should you become incapacitated. This can help ease some of the burden from family members. A living trust provides the family with additional protection for life. Plus, it may prevent your estate from having to go through the time-consuming and costly probate process. Trusts also helps heirs safeguard their inheritances and avoid unnecessary taxes.
Administration of Estate
Having an attorney like Sharon Wilson can also help in the administration of your estate after you pass. Attorney Sharon Wilson helps heirs:
Properly distribute assets
Prepare for taxes
Settle with creditors
Resolve disputes among heirs
File required paperwork in a timely manner
Choose the best exemptions
Attorney Sharon Wilson explains all the options when it comes to estate planning. This includes a living will, joint will, revocable trust and irrevocable trust. No question is too small, and no question is too big. She’s always happy to answer client questions. In addition, she provides practical and effective solutions for your estate planning needs.
If you’re ready to get your house in order, turn to the Law Office of Sharon Wilson for the best legal advice and assistance. They are committed to acting in your best interests.
PROTECT YOUR ASSETS
Business formations are welcomed at the Law Office of Sharon L. Wilson, PLLC, in Denton, TX. In addition to offering skilled legal services to individuals, we work with business owners to form a legal business entity. We understand what it takes to run a business properly and within the law, and a main objective of our work is to help business organizations avoid challenges to their status and operations that would impact their success and profitability.
Attorney Sharon Wilson works with all types of businesses, large and small. Entrepreneurs visit the Law Office of Sharon L. Wilson, PLLC, when they are ready to decide which business structure will best serve their needs.
We offer business organizations the legal advice and representation they need in Business Formation – Structure (Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, LLC, Non-Profit
Ask us about your concerns now and learn how we help your business with its legal concerns. Contact the Law Office of Sharon L. Wilson, PLLC, in Denton, TX. Call us now, at (940) 382-7297.
General Civil Law
Civil law is designed to settle disputes between business entities, organizations and individuals. While there is no criminal action, civil law litigation often includes some type of compensation for the plaintiff. Typically, general civil law cases are settled by reparations for a breach of contract, compensation for injuries or reimbursement for damages. The Law Firm of Sharon Wilson practices civil law and has had many successful outcomes for clients. This law firm has a high standard of ethics and professionalism.
Type of Civil Law Cases
Civil law cases encompass a broad range of categories, including personal injury claims, medical and professional malpractice, vehicular accidents, probate matters, worker’s compensation claims, products liability claims, credit card debt and landlord-tenant disputes. The Law Firm of Sharon Wilson is experienced in these types of cases and has settled cases pre-trial and at trial. Their goal is to attain justice for their clients.
Credit Card Debt Defense
If you default on credit card payments, a credit card company may take legal action to file a lawsuit and seek a civil judgment. If a judge enters a judgment against you, the company can file a lien against your property, garnish your wages or seek payment through assets that you own, such as a car. Attorney Sharon Wilson can assist in a variety of ways. She can help you work with your creditors to determine a doable payment plan or advise you as to whether or not filing bankruptcy is a smart option. She may also be able to prepare a defense strategy based on credit card fraud, improper service of complaint and summons, statute of limitations or lack of standing.
It’s not uncommon for landlord-tenant disputes to arise. If you’re a landlord seeking to evict a tenant, there are strict rules and regulations to follow. If you don’t abide by the rule, you could be facing heavy penalties. Attorney Sharon Wilson can assist landlords in filing the proper court papers to begin the eviction process. As a tenant, you may have disputes surrounding non-required repairs or unlawful eviction. The Law Firm of Sharon Wilson can represent you in these matters.
When it comes to civil law issues, turn to the Law Firm of Sharon Wilson for the best advice and representation.