Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P.


Serving Story County and Central Iowa since 1906

323 6th St.
Ames, IA 50010-0664
USA
 

Phone: (515) 232-4732
 

Practice Areas


Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P., is a general practice law firm, which practice includes, but is not limited to:

 

PERSONAL INJURY

There are various ways that Personal Injury may result. Personal Injury may be caused by defective or dangerous consumer goods, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls or even animal attacks.  Personal Injury attorneys are experienced with recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of your case.  They know before you pursue legal action if you have a potential case and what would be needed to make it stronger.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

Q: What's the first thing I should do if I am injured?
Q: Do I have a winnable Personal Injury case?
Q: How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
Q: What award may I receive from my Personal Injury lawsuit?

MOTOR VEHICLE & AUTO ACCIDENTS

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is involved in a car accident every ten seconds in the United States.  This high frequency of car accidents makes motor vehicle accidents the most common personal injury cases in the courts today.  In most states, motor vehicle accidents are covered by negligence law, although some states have laws (known as “no-fault” laws) that state that the driver that caused the accident is irrelevant to the case.  READ MORE>>

Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents

Q. Can I be compensated even if the accident was my fault?
Q. Who can I sue for compensation for my injuries?
Q. How much compensation can I get?
Q. Will I have to go to court?

REAL ESTATE

Real estate is covered by both federal and state laws. State laws differ on a number of issues. As a result, it is important to protect your interests by retaining an experienced attorney for routine as well as complex transactions. This overview will discuss topics that are important in understanding real estate law.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Real Estate

Q: What is a disclosure statement?
Q: What are property restrictions?
Q: What is joint tenancy?
Q: What happens in a foreclosure?

BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

Starting a new business or becoming a business owner for the first time can be extremely confusing. A successful business owner must consider a number of complex factors, including:

  • Choosing how to organize the business
  • Drafting a business plan
  • Obtaining insurance
  • Obtaining necessary licenses and permits
  • Clearing the zoning process
  • Hiring and paying employees

The laws covering these issues are very different from state to state and from city to city. New business owners should definitely consult with an attorney with experience in business law.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Business Organization

Q. Q: How can I find investors?
Q. Q: What should I do before choosing a name for my enterprise?
Q. Q: Do I have to pay individual taxes on business income if I incorporate?
Q. Q: As a new business owner, what should I look at when deciding on insurance?

ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning, which includes legal documents like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, is the process of preparing instructions on how to manage your assets after your death. State and federal laws apply to estate planning, and so do taxes. In order to protect your assets, it may be necessary to create legal entities such as limited liability companies (LLCs) or family partnerships.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning

Q: What is a living trust?
Q: What is a conservatorship?
Q: Is asset protection legal?
Q: Do I need an estate attorney when I can write a simple will myself?

FAMILY LAW

Family law rules relate to both relationships between family members as well as a family and society. Family law reflects shared values by society pertaining to how people who are related should treat one another. Family law attorneys can assist people with prenuptial agreements, divorce, paternity, child custody and child support, and in some instances, adoption. When you are faced with an important decision pertaining to a family relationship, seek the legal advice of one of our experienced attorneys.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law

Q: What is common law marriage?
Q: How is child support calculated?
Q: How can I enforce the court order when my ex-spouse is delinquent on child support payments?
Q: What is contempt of court?

 


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The offices of the Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P., are located in Ames, Iowa. The lawyers and staff of the Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P., serve clients throughout Iowa, including the cities of Ames, Nevada, Gilbert, Huxley, Slater, Zearing, Story City, Roland, McCallsburg, Colo, Cambridge, Sheldahl, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Fort Dodge, Waterloo, Marshalltown, Boone, Webster City, Eldora, Grundy Center, Newton, Adel, Eldora, Ankeny, Johnston, Indianola, Cedar Falls, Jefferson, Marshalltown, Clarion, Knoxville, and the communities that make up Story, Polk, Linn, Webster, Blackhawk, Marshall, Boone, Hamilton, Jasper, Dallas, Hardin, Warren, Greene, Wright, and Marion counties.