Will: A document in which you decide what you want done with your belongings following your death. If you die without a will, state law decides what is done with your property and your belongings – this is generally more expensive and not necessarily in line with what you may want. A will can even designate who receives certain specific items in the event of your death, such as an antique passed through the family, or a sentimental piece of jewelry. Additionally, a will allows you to name a guardian to care for your children who are under 18 years of age at the time of your death. Without a will, these vitally important decisions are made by the state. Since there are certain specific requirements to create a legally effective will, it is important to have an experienced attorney, such as Michael Bangs, in control of the process. Please contact us at info@BangsLawOffice.com.
Power of Attorney: A document in which you can give another person the power to make decisions for you, in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. This document is important in the event that you are on vacation, ill, or otherwise unavailable when an important life or business decision presents itself. If you are not available to make the decision, the person that you name in this document can make the decision for you and is required to make the decision with your best interests in mind. Attorney Michael Bangs can design this document so that it is limited to the types of decisions you choose and for the period of time you desire.
Health Care Power of Attorney / Living Will: A living will is a document in which you choose the types of life-prolonging medical treatments you would and would not like to have if necessary to prolong your life. A Health Care Power of Attorney names another person to make medical decisions for you in the event you are no longer able to do so for yourself. These decisions will only be effective at the point in time in which your physician decides that you are incapacitated to the point that you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. Together, these documents are important because they allow you to decide what you want done with your own life, and Attorney Michael Bangs’ help in creating them will ensure that your wishes are honored at the time of your incapacitation.
When a loved one dies, there are a number of tasks that need to be completed in order to properly complete an estate distribution. This is the time an experienced, trusted probate lawyer is needed. The probate process can be overwhelming for loved ones at a time when they are dealing with a recent death. Mr. Bangs is experienced with courthouse procedures; negotiating with creditors; addressing issues associated with insolvent estates, inheritance tax returns, federal estate tax returns, and all other aspects of estate administration. Mr. Bangs and his staff bring personal attention to your needs at a time when you are grieving and understand the need to efficiently and effectively assist you in the estate administration process.
Contact Bangs Law Office if you have any questions about estate administration or need assistance in the administration of an estate.
For various business, tax, and legal reasons, the designation of what type of business you are forming is vitally important. The right attorney can help you form the correct type of business entity to fit your specific purposes. Additionally, in order to form a business entity in Pennsylvania, you may have to apply to the Secretary of State for the authority to conduct business and to operate under a certain business name. Attorney Michael Bangs can compile the necessary forms and information to make this a smooth and easy task. Some of the more common business formations are described below:
In addition to the formation of a business entity, issues sometimes arise after the business has been in operation. Commercial litigation is extremely complex and often involves significant amounts of money and possibly the future viability of the business. Attorney Michael Bangs has been involved in several complex commercial cases in which his clients have received awards in excess of $1 million dollars. While the outcome and recovery of each case is limited by the facts surrounding it, Michael Bangs has the experience and knowledge to resolve your case in a manner which will serve the best interests of you and your business.
A transaction involving the sale and purchase of property involves many different financial, tax, and legal implications. The assistance of a knowledgeable attorney such as Michael Bangs can help greatly in making sense of these documents and ensuring that you receive exactly what you bargain for. Among the real estate services with which Attorney Bangs can assist you:
Auto Accidents: The occurrence of a simple car accident is one of the most essential situations in which you need an attorney, such as Michael Bangs. With issues ranging from car repairs, medical bills, lost wages, and possible loss of limb of life, the legal complications are enormous and require a trained professional. In particular, Attorney Bangs can speak on your behalf and explain your situation to the various insurance companies involved so that you are not subject to their constant questions and general reluctance to help. Even if you were somewhat at fault in causing an accident, it is possible that Attorney Bangs will still be able to recover some compensation for you.
It is unadvisable for you to settle on your own claim without the assistance of an attorney – while the insurance company may be willing to settle with you, you may miss out on substantial payments and compensation to which you may be entitled but which the insurance company has no obligation to tell you about.
Truck Accidents: A crash involving a tractor-trailer truck presents even more issues than a general car accident. In addition to the same issues involved in an auto accident, when a tractor-trailer truck is involved, liability on part of both the driver and the owner/employer may be implicated. Truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons, such as failure of the employer to limit the hours of the driver, violations of traffic laws, or a failure to properly inspect the truck. Attorney Michael Bangs can uncover these causes and discuss them with the insurance company to represent your interests and ensure that you recover the highest amount of compensation to which you are entitled. While each case is unique and results are not guaranteed in any case, Attorney Bangs has been involved in several truck-accident death cases in which his clients were able to recover awards in excess of $1 million.