Michael E. Kelly
orney at Law, P. A.
Licensed To Practice Law in
Arkansas and Tenness
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Kelly Law Office Case Type Discussion    

Bankruptcy - A debtor declares bankruptcy to obtain relief from debt accomplished either through a discharge of the debt or through a restructuring of the debt primarily controlled by Chapter 11 of the United States Code, but also relies on individual state laws.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common chapter for an individual or business to file. Debtor’s nonexempt assets are liquidated and the debts are discharged.

Civil Litigation - Civil litigation is used within the court to resolve disputes between parties, usually involving money damages or the return of property. Through civil litigation parties can resolve issues between individuals, companies, and/or government agencies. It covers a broad spectrum of cases, including but not limited to contract disputes, unlawful firing, defamation, or any other instances where you have been unlawfully wronged.

Corporation - There are many different ways to structure you business. How you choose to set up your business can affect how you pay taxes, employees and yourself. Depending on your business model, our firm can create a corporation, a limited liability company, limited liability partnership or whatever entity that best fits your needs in order to ensure your personal assets are protected.

Criminal Law - Citizens of the State of Arkansas is protected by the United States Constitution and the Arkansas Constitution. Under the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, you are protected from unreasonable search and seizure. You also have a right to an attorney. While you may have a public defender appointed to you by the court, it should be known that the public defender can have a heavier load of cases and your case may not get the attention it deserves. If possible, it is always best to hire your personal attorney for your defense.

Decedent's Estate - Also referred to as Probate , this is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a valid will. In Arkansas, when someone passes away, they leave an estate which must be taken care of by the appointed personal representative. Handling the estate of a loved one can be a complicated task during an already difficult time. Let us guide you through the administration of the estate and settle the affairs of your loved ones. You will have peace of mind knowing that the matter is being handled by a professional.

Domestic Relations - Arkansas family law is codified by Title 9 of the Arkansas Code of 1987. Included under Title 9 are marriage and divorce, custody, adoption, both child and spousal support, etc. There are several misconceptions concerning family law in Arkansas, which can be resolved by a competent attorney. Did you know that to obtain a divorce in Arkansas, you must have grounds? There is no "no-fault" divorce in Arkansas. We can inform you of your rights and help you take care of problems that may arise under Title 9 of the Arkansas Code. We can competently handle all of your family law questions and matters.

Estate Planning - Estate planning is the process of preparing for the transfer of your wealth and belongings. While death is something that most people would rather not discuss, the fact of the matter is that it is something we all have to deal with. Instead of leaving your family the task of sorting out what you had and where it should go, you should take the initiative and have the plan laid out for them. There are laws governing how this happens, not to mention potential tax ramifications.

One of the simplest, therefore most common ways of estate planning is to have a will. A will is your declaration of how your wealth and property will pass. Arkansas Law regulates how will are to be executed, which can lead to problems for those "will in a box" documents. Make sure it is done right and see a professional.

Another way to plan your estate is to utilize a trust. A trust is an arrangement in which property is managed by one person or entity for the benefit of another. One of the benefits of a trust is that the estate can avoid probate and therefore will not have to be administered through the court system. There are many ways to utilize a trust and it can be a very powerful estate planning tool.

We can help plan your estate and have your affairs in order to alleviate stress on your loved ones.

Foreclosures - Our firm can handle your foreclosure process for your institution or company. We have the experience and knowledge to do the job accurately and timely.

Guardianship - Guardianship is the process of the court appointing a guardian of the estate and person of a individual who has a diminished capacity to look after their affairs. This is often associated with adults having guardianship over a minor, but can you can also establish a guardianship for the elderly or anyone who is of a diminished capacity to look manage their affairs.

Personal Injury - If you have been injured due to the acts of another, you have the right to recover for your losses. All too often people are injured and settle for much less than what they are entitled. Insurance companies take advantage of people who are in distress by offering them the least amount they will accept. You may be entitled to much more! You are may be entitled to future medical bills, not just past. You may also be entitled to lost past and future wages. Don’t let insurance companies take advantage of you. Come by and see if you are entitled to more recovery.  Some of these cases can be handled on a contingent fee agreement, where if you don’t recover, then you don’t pay. We have the experience to fight for you. A personal injury case can stem from just about any incident.

Real Estate - In today’s real estate market, you need to make informed decisions. Our firm has been handling real estate transactions in Arkansas and Tennessee since 1972. Property transactions can be complicated and you may need guidance. We can help you with any property transaction, and you will have peace of mind knowing that your matter has been handled thoroughly.

 Of course, this discussion only touches the surface of the types of cases that we handle.  Legal cases can be very simple or very complicated in nature.  In order to assess your needs, please call or e-mail the office for a consultation with Mr. Kelly.  Once the facts have been noted, a course of procedure and fees involved will be discussed.


Michael E. Kelly 
Attorney at Law, P. A.
207 E. Old Main Street
Yellville  AR  72687
(870) 449-4248 
FAX (870) 449-1190