Practice Areas

Estate Planning

We all have an estate and we all have persons or parties that we want the opportunity to provide for one last time.

Whether your estate is comprised of a house, car, land, bank account, investment portfolio, or personal property, whether it is large or modest, it is valuable to you. The only way to control the distribution of your estate is to plan for it.

The Vander Laan Law Firm can help alleviate any uncertainty concerning the ultimate distribution of your estate and instill confidence that persons or parties to benefit from your estate will be provided for in accordance with your wishes by assisting you in:

  • Preparing necessary documents
  • Reviewing, correcting and amending documents, titles, and beneficiaries
  • Organizing your records
  • Planning for care and guardianship
  • Administering your estate
  • Handling other ancillary issues

The Vander Laan Law Firm can help you maximize the value of your estate by selecting beneficial tax options and, because you took the time to plan your estate, your beneficiaries can avoid large court costs and legal fees and the emotional strain imposed by having your estate go through probate.

The ultimate goal of the Vander Laan Law Firm is to plan your estate in a way reflecting your requests, wishes, and needs.

Family Law

Conflicts within the family are complicated. The decisions made during those emotional and tumultuous times can impact the rest of your life and the well-being of those you care for. Therefore, compassionate guidance and professional assistance in navigating the legal process is essential. 

The Vander Laan Law Firm offers constructive and cost-effective family law services pertaining to:

  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Property settlement
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Other ancillary issues

The Vander Laan Law Firm favors amicable solutions that mitigate the emotional turmoil to you and your family, but if needed, we will aggressively protect your rights through litigation. 

The main concern of the Vander Laan Law Firm is the emotional and financial well-being of you and your family.

Personal Injury

Physical or psychological injury resulting from the negligence or wrongdoing of another can detrimentally impact your quality of life.  Recovery can be expensive, damages and losses both financially and emotionally large, and the process of attaining your rights is often complex.

The Vander Laan Law Firm applies its experience, education, and commitment to reach a just resolution of your case if you were injured in:

  • Vehicular accident
  • Construction accident
  • Slip and fall
  • Dog bite
  • Variety of other incidents

Aggressively, but with courtesy and professionalism, the Vander Laan Law Firm will represent you to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, loss of earning, and other general damages.

At the Vander Laan Law Firm we are dedicated to protecting your rights, while you focus on your recovery.

Workers’ Compensation

Work-related injury or illness can create a burdensome living situation for the worker and his or her family. Impaired health, lack of income, inability to work, and uncertainty regarding future employment can slow down the healing process.

The Vander Laan Law Firm provides comprehensive representation during the claim process. Utilizing its experience, knowledge, and skills, the Vander Laan Law Firm will passionately stand up for your right to medical treatment, wage replacement, and right to return to work while assisting you with claims including:

  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Retraining costs
  • Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death

The main objective of the Vander Laan Law Firm is to make sure that you are treated and compensated fairly.

Business Organization & Management

Building a successful business is a challenging and ongoing process that demands risk, sacrifice, determination and commitment. While focusing on the creative features and functions of your business, you should not neglect the intricate legal aspects necessary to protect your creation.  

The Vander Laan Law Firm supplies creative business solutions customized to the needs of its clients at all stages of the business life cycle, beginning with the optimal entity selection and formation and continuing with advice on arising legal issues as your business grows, through the exit strategy of your choice. With efficiency and competence, the Vander Laan Law Firm offers creative counsel to business regardless of industry or locality, including online companies and ecommerce applications.

At the Vander Laan Law Firm we assist you in building and maintaining a strong, successful and competitive business.