Immigration


Immigration law is a large and complex area of law that is constantly changing, and also an area of law where competent help is essential.


Here at Rossback Law, we assist persons in many type of immigration law matters.


We represent people before the immigration courts, whom the government is seeking to deport and/or remove from the country. 


We also help individuals who are seeking to bring their loved ones from abroad to reside here in the United States.  Typically we in this cases, where possible, we assist people in obtaining their permanent resident cards (aka green cards) and work permits.  As occasion permits we also help qualified individuals apply for U.S. citizenship.

 

Wills & Probate


 It is said that two things are certain in life, death and taxes.  As we will all eventually die, it is best to be prepared for when that time comes. 


One way to do that is to have a will.  A will provides for the distribution of your property when you die and may also be used to set up a trust for your children and/or grandchildren.  If you do not create a will while you are alive, your family will divide up your client in accordance with state law, which may contradict your wishes. 


Along with preparing wills, our office also assists people in preparing other documents such as a power of attorney or health care directive.


Finally, probates are generally required by law after a person has died in orer to transfer title  to the deceased's property unless they had so little property that their property may be distributed under a state law as a "small estate."  If the deceased owned real estate prior to his or her death.  The a probate is required.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy


A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a bankruptcy repayment plan or "individual reorganization." In this type of bankruptcy an individual proposes a bankruptcy repayment plan, and also has a portion of their wages or business income sent to a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee. The chapter 13 trustee will then pay creditors in accordance with the terms of the plan.  After the plan is done, the bankruptcy court will generally discharge all remaining debts.


People typically will choose to file a chapter 13 bankruptcy because they want to permanently stop a foreclosure on their house or prevent the repossession of their vehicle. They may also file a chapter 13 bankruptcy because they make too much money to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy.


Chapter 13 bankruptcy is for people only, business cannot file for chapter 13 bankruptcy.


Because chapter 13 bankruptcies are can be complicated having experience bankruptcy attorneys on your side can help you succeed.  Call our chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer today.  


A chapter 13 bankruptcy plan generally last at least 3 years, but may not continue for longer than 5 years.


Chapter 7 bankruptcy


Rossback Law firm, bankruptcy attorneys has been providing bankruptcy services in Tacoma and Western Washington for nearly a quarter century.  Let our experience work for you.


A chapter 7 bankruptcy is often called the "straight bankruptcy" because most of the time a person can eliminate his or her debt and retain most, if not all of their property.


However, chapter 7 is a liquidation style of bankruptcy where non-exempt assets are sold by a trustee to pay as much of your debts as possible.  In our experience, the vast majority of our clients' property is fully exempt and cannot be sold by a bankruptcy trustee in Chapter 7.


Both individuals and business can file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, although there are slightly different rules for business and individual bankruptcies.


Although a chapter 7 bankruptcy be a "simple" bankruptcy, an experienced bankruptcy lawyer can help.



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GUardianship


Many of know loved ones who have physical or developmental disabilities who cannot function in our society without someone to assist them in meeting their physical needs and/or manage their finances.


While this person is a child under the age of 18, in most of the time, parents or other family members assist the person with their physical and financial needs.  However, as the child ages to and beyond the age of majority, he or she may still be dependent on the parent or other person for their physical needs and financial needs.  In such cases, it may be necessary to seek a legal decree from the Superior Court appointing a guardian.



One appointed by the Court, a guardian has the responsibility to manage the incapacitated person's finances and/or physical well being or both.  This guardian must give regular accountings of the person's financial resources and an report on the person's well being (which includes medical, social, and emotional needs). 


The role of guardian can be a very overwhelming and others can be appointed as stand by guardians and there are other community resources which help you as you fulfill your responsibilities to your ward.   At Rossback Law Firm we will do our best to help full find the resources necessary for you to be a successful guardian for those you for whom you care.



Family Law


In Lawyer talk family law is any type case which involves family or domestic relations.  Family Law matters include Divorces, Cases dealing with Child Support, modification of a Parenting Plan, parentage actions, third party custody, and adoptions. 


Despite the valiant efforts of many spouses to save their marriages, many marriages, nevertheless, end in divorce.  In general, in a Divorce, the couple will divide property and debts.  Sometimes one spouse may need spousal support following the separation.   If the couple had any children or children on the way, they would set up a parenting plan and child support.  


If a divorce included children when it was originally finalized.  It may still be necessary to modify or adjust the parenting plan or child support even years later. 


Adoptions are also typically included under the family law heading.  Adoptions are where a foster or step parent or other 3rd party ask the court to declare that the child is legally a new member to that family. Adoptions are typically a time of joy for the adoptive child and his or her new parents.


Whether you need help with a divorce, modification of your child support or parenting plan, or you are someone looking to adopt a child, The attorneys at Rossback Law can help you.