Areas of Practice

FAMILY LAW

IMG_7150Family Law is a broad category that encompasses a variety of issues that families may encounter. These issues may include:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation
  • Parenting time
  • Contempt actions,
  • Civil protection orders
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Grandparent rights and visitation
  • Abuse, neglect, and dependency

At Valerie Juergens Wilt & Associates, Attorney Valerie Wilt and Attorney Amanda Lantz recognize the importance of family and the devastating events that can cause clients to need our services. For most people there is nothing more important to them than their marriage, their children, their homes and their finances. The legal process isn’t always easy, but we encourage our clients to remain engaged and proactive in order to maximize their results.

PROBATE, TRUSTS, WILLS, ESTATE PLANNING, GUARDIANSHIPS AND ADOPTIONS

It is important to plan for the future. The future includes plans for how your assets and finances will be handled if you can no longer manage them yourself. That can occur in the event of illness, injury, death, or even extended travel. We have the knowledge and resources to help you put together a comprehensive plan for your future and your loved ones. Your comprehensive plan may include some of the following:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Powers of attorney
  • Non-probate transfers
  • Lifetime transfers
  • Beneficiary designations

Don’t be afraid to plan for your future, but don’t let the hype scare you into expensive plans that you may not need. Attorneys Wilt and lantz will review what you need and customize your plan.

Planning for your health care needs and loved ones is equally important. Attorney Valerie Wilt and Attorney Amanda Lantz can help you in the following areas and more:

  • Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption

Watching a loved one struggle to care for themselves, or being taken advantage of, is frightening. While we recognize that no one wants to have to file for Guardianship over a loved one, Attorneys Wilt and Heskett can guide you through this action if you and your family find that this is necessary to protect and care for your loved one.

On the other hand, one of the happiest days that Attorneys and Judges have the pleasure of seeing in Probate Court is the day an Adoption is finalized. We understand that our children are the most important pieces of our lives and our hearts. When you have decided to grow your family through the legal process of adoption, we will walk you through each step of this process to the final step when the family is legally united.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

IMG_7279Going through the criminal court as a Defendant, you may feel scared, confused, or even embarrassed. You have rights, and we will ensure that they are protected. We will treat you with dignity and respect as we walk through this with you. Below is a list of some of the areas our defense work includes.

  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • OVI / DUI
  • DUS
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault
  • Delinquency

CIVIL LITIGATION / PERSONAL INJURY

Being involved in a lawsuit is a stressful experience. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in many areas of litigation. We have represented clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including

  • Wrongful death
  • Personal injury
  • Real estate
  • Contracts
  • Collections
  • Partitions
  • Malpractice
  • Evictions
  • Dog bites
  • Actions against government entities

Attorney wilt and Attorney Lantz have represented thousands of people, corporations, and insurance companies in civil and injury cases.

Because we are local to the Clark, Champaign, and Greene County area, we know the court staff and the court’s procedures to help move your case through the system efficiently.

For convenient access to common forms for our clients:

  • Parentage Proceeding Affidavit
  • IV-D Form
  • Client Packet
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Affidavit of Assets and Debts
  • Standard Order Visitation –
    • Clark County
    • Champaign County
    • Greene County
    • Montgomery County
  • Medical Records Authorization
  • Employment Records Authorization