Areas of Practice
The Garrett Law Firm serves clients across Southwest Missouri, including Branson, Hollister, and Forsyth. We offer free consultations on most of our services and would love the opportunity to discuss your options with you.
Divorce, child custody, protection orders, modifications, and other family law cases can be the the most difficult thing one ever experiences. The choices made during litigation will affect the rest of your life and the relationship you have with your family.
One of the biggest problems in our legal system today is the neverending string of defendants that instantly plead guilty to the crimes they have been charged with, regardless of the charges' veracity. This is not necessary!
Whether you have been injured in a car wreck, truck accident, or other automobile collision, or a "slip and fall", we can help. If you have been injured by someone else's action or inaction, you have rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated is a serious crime in Missouri. A guilty plea here can mean fines, jail time, the loss of your license, and even more. The police and prosecutor's office would have you believe that the tests conducted at your traffic stop and at the police station are 100% scientifically valid. This is not always the case. At The Garrett Law Firm, we know the science behind the tests and can help ensure that you are not intimidated into pleading guilty.
Why include courts when you don't have to? The cost of attorneys, court fees, and the discovery process can seriously impact the cost of your dispute. There is another way. In a court case, there is usually a winner and a loser. At The Garrett Law Firm, our trained mediator can help you and the other party in dispute reach a solution that both sides are happy with, where both sides win, without the added costs of litigation.
Being your own boss is terrific. But the liability that goes along with forming a business is staggering. Tax statuses, ownership rights in a marriage, partnerships or sole proprietorships, LLCs, S-Corps, etc. are all decisions and issues that you are going to have to evaluate in making your dreams come true. Let us help. We have the experience in drafting the documents that the State of Missouri needs to ensure that your business is legal and that you are protected.
In a landlord-tenant action, such as rent and possession or unlawful detainer, the law can be highly technical and the cases move quickly, so it’s important to have someone experienced on your side from day one. Our firm gets it right the first time and saves our clients valuable time and money by enforcing your rights and effectively pursuing the other party for the fullest recovery possible.
Our firm’s attorneys have dealt with hundreds of Landlord-Tenant cases effectively. We have experience working for tenants, landlords, and as neutral third-party mediators. This wide array of experience means that we are excellent at evaluating your individual situation and using our extensive experience to explain the probable outcome of your case up front.
A well-developed estate plan provides peace of mind in some of life’s most difficult moments. A power of attorney can make sure the right person makes decisions when their loved one is unable to do so. Effective use of a beneficiary deed and other non-probate transfers can get needed resources to loved ones without the delay of probate. Wills can prevent conflict in a grieving family and make sure that you are able to choose your child’s guardian if you pass away. Trusts can be used to protect assets and provide for ongoing income for yourself or your loved ones.
There are many tools in the estate-planning toolbox, and it is vital that you choose an experienced lawyer to guide you to the right choice for your situation. If you’re ready for the peace of mind a custom-crafted estate plan can bring, call our firm today to set up a consultation.
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We at The Garrett Law Firm know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations (in most case types) to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.