Long-term relationships are important. The longer you know someone, their history, relationships and stories, you gain a deeper perspective of who they are, what they need and how legal issues impact their and their loved ones' lives. You understand they are not just a case file but have unique and personal needs. Just like a trusted family doctor, or perhaps family lawyer in a bygone era, Crist Law Center seeks to be your trusted legal adviser for all of your legal needs. It makes so much sense. Having a long-term trusted relationship with your lawyer allows us to provide personal and client-focused legal services to our clients.
We encourage you to take some time to discover the areas of practice at Crist Law Center. We have years of experience in the very areas most individuals and families face making us the perfect fit for being your law firm for the long run: Domestic Relations, Education Law, DUI/Drug Charges, Estate Planning, Employment Law, and Civil Litigation such as defamation or property disputes. With decades of experience, our clients are regularly represented at all levels of court from local magistrates, to agency forums, to state and federal courts - trial through appellate work. Long term relationships also permit us to provide preventative and proactive legal advice before a crisis hits. Our reliability and concern for client satisfaction is reflected in our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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NEWS & HAPPENINGS:
CLC awaits word on a petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of whether the Age in Employment Discrimination Act precludes a public employee client from also raising claims under 42 U.S.C §1983.
CLC obtains the withdrawal of a mortgage foreclosure case by lender against Client. Client was initially a domestic relations client, but CLC identified legal issues with the mortgage foreclosure action and successfully saved house for Client and her children.
CLC reaches settlement with local school district on behalf of family claiming violations of IDEA and §504.
CLC wins neighbor dispute at both magistrate and arbitration levels involving damage to property caused by neighbor's use of side yard for ingress/egress of heavy equipment during construction of addition.
CLC helps negotiate equitable distribution and support agreement protecting ongoing financial health of self-employed business owner ensuring financial stability for children.
CLC helps local client facing enforcement action in Pennsylvania for New Jersey support order. CLC able to obtain affordable payments on arrears, bringing him into compliance and avoiding contempt. CLC determined NJ case appropriate for downward modification, termination of order for one child and potential credit on arrears. Modification, termination and arrears adjustment filed locally for NJ determination. CLC aided Client, who chose to represent himself in NJ, by arming him with numbered exhibits, meeting with him to prepare his outline of issues, argument and counter argument. End result? Monthly support reduced, one child determined retroactively emancipated, arrears reduced by over one year's worth of support payments, and Client obtaining a clear court order granting him previously withheld access to all records related to second child and emancipation status.
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