Bankruptcy Lawyer In Arizona - Blake D Gunn

Areas of Practice

The Law Office of Blake D. Gunn specializes in the following areas law. Select a topic to learn more.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Family Law
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
Document Preperations
Corporate Formations
LLC Formations

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The good news is that the U.S. Bankruptcy Code offers you a realistic option to take control of your debt in the form of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which works to excuse, or discharge, particular types of your debt.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can provide a fresh start from your debt. It's important to connect with an experienced Chapter 7 Bankrupty Lawyer in Arizona who can explain how this personal bankruptcy protection will apply to your situation.

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Chapter 11 Bankuptcy

The good news is that the U.S. Bankruptcy Code offers you a realistic option to take control of your business debt in the form of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which works to reorganize your businesses debt to a managable plan so you can begin to focus on growing the business again.

It's important to connect with an experienced Chapter 11 Bankrupty Lawyer in Arizona who can explain how this bankruptcy protection will apply to your business.

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The good news is that the U.S. Bankruptcy Code offers you a realistic option to take control of your debt in the form of Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which enables individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy can provide a much needed stress relief  from your debt with a managable debt reduction plan. It's important to connect with an experienced Chapter 13 Bankrupty Lawyer in Arizona who can explain how this personal bankruptcy protection will apply to your situation.

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Family Law

Family Law is a multi-faceted area of law that deals with family relations. Family law encompasses such areas as: adoption, child custody and visitation, children's rights, child support, spousal support (alimony), separation agreements, civilian and military divorce (dissolution of marriage), marital property division (equitable division), elder law matters, estate planning, estates and trusts, wills and will contests, probate, insurance, cohabitation agreements, pre-marital (pre-nuptial) agreements, marriage and other legal issues pertinent to the family.

Family law courts generally hear cases pertaining to dissolution of marriage, legal separation of the parties, nullity of marriage, child custody, child and spousal support, elder law legal issues, domestic violence petitions, and estate planning cases like wills, will contests, guardianship, insurance, probate, trusts and other estate related legal issues.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury involves civil law cases where you are trying to obtain compensation for an injury you sustained to your person. Physical injuries to your person could arise from being involved in an automobile accident, a railroad accident, airline or other common carrier accident, a construction or other workplace accident, being injured as a result of a dangerous or otherwise unsafe product and other injury-causing situations. However, personal injuries don't even necessarily have to be physical-they could be psychological. Psychological personal injuries are typically caused by psychological trauma associated with life-threatening and/or disfiguring physical injuries, or as a result of witnessing trauma in others, or following personal escape from serious injury following a traumatic event. Before you can collect an award, your personal injury lawyer will have to prove that the defendant is liable. To prove liability, the attorney must also establish negligence.

If there is any failure on your part to exercise reasonable care to prevent injury or damage then there may be comparative (or contributory) negligence, where you and the other party both are at some degree of fault. If you win, you may receive money (an award) to compensate for medical costs, lost wages and lost future earnings as well as possibly for pain and suffering and punitive damages.

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Wills are the most common way for people to state their preferences about how their estates should be handled after their deaths. Many people use their wills to express their deepest sentiments toward their loved ones. A well-written will eases the transition for survivors by transferring property quickly and avoiding many tax burdens. Despite these advantages, many estimates figure that at least seventy percent of Americans do not have valid wills. While it is difficult to contemplate mortality, many people find that great peace of mind results from putting their affairs in order.

Wills vary from extremely simple single-page documents to elaborate volumes, depending on the estate size and preferences of the person making the will (the "testator"). Wills describe the estate, the people who will receive specific property (the "devisees"), and even special instructions about care of minor children, gifts to charity, and formation of posthumous trusts. Many people choose to disinherit people who might usually be expected to receive property. For all these examples, the testator must follow the legal rules for wills in order to make the document effective.

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Trusts are estate-planning tools that can replace or supplement wills, as well as help manage property during life. A trust manages the distribution of a person's property by transferring its benefits and obligations to different people. There are many reasons to create a trust, making this property distribution technique a popular choice for many people when creating an estate plan.

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Criminal Defense

Unlike civil law, which involves private law suits between two or private entities; Criminal Defense Law involves prosecution by the state or federal government of a person or business for an act that has been classified as a crime. Any act or omission of an act in violation of a public law forbidding or commanding it is considered a "crime." With the exception of strict liability crimes, most crimes consist of three elements: an act (actus reus), a mental state (mens rea) and the intent to do social harm. Crimes are classified as "misdemeanors" (less serious offenses that are normally punishable by a fine like some traffic violations, petty theft, or possession of a small amount of marijuana) and "felonies" (more serious offenses that warrant imprisonment of one or more years, such as rape, grand theft, assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, or homicide/murder).

In Criminal Defense Law, the suit is initiated by the state or federal government through a prosecutor rather than being initiated by the victim, as it is in civil law. Plaintiffs in a civil law suit only need to show by a preponderance of the evidence that a defendant is 51% or more liable (responsible) for the damages. But, the prosecutor in a criminal defense law case has to prove to the judge or jury "beyond the shadow of a doubt" that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged.

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DUI/DWI Defense

Arizona has some of the strictest DUI/DWI laws in the United States, it is a crime for a driver to operate a vehicle while impaired by the effects of alcohol or drugs. The specific offense may be called driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating under the influence (OUI), and even operating a motor vehicle intoxicated (OMVI). Whatever the specific title, DUI laws make it unlawful for a person to operate a car, truck, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle if:

The driver's ability to safely operate the vehicle is impaired by the effects of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescribed medications such as painkillers, or even over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines; or The driver is intoxicated at a level above established DUI standards, such as blood-alcohol concentration (BAC).

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Document Preperations, Corporate and LLC Formations

Corporate Law is the area of law focusing on the legal methods of obtaining an official charter or articles of incorporation from the state for an organization, which may be a profit-making business, a professional business such as a law office or medical office or a non-profit entity which operates for charitable, social, religious, civic or other public service purposes and the legal ramifications of such an organization-business formation law. Corporations are governed by state corporation laws. Other laws that govern business operations include consumer protection law, contract laws, labor and employment law, anti-trust and trade regulation laws, securities, and others that deal with the day-to-day operations of a corporation.

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Areas of Practice

> Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer in Arizona
> Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Lawyer in Arizona
> Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer in Arizona
> Family Law
> Personal Injury
> Will
> Trusts
> Criminal Defense
> Document Preperations
> Corporate Formations
> LLC Formations

Areas We Serve

> Anthem
> Apache Junction
> Avondale
> Cave Creek
> Chandler
> Flagstaff
> Fountain Hills
> Gilbert
> Goodyear
> Mesa
> Peoria
> Phoenix
> Scottsdale
> Surprise
> Tempe

Contact Us

Law Office of Blake D. Gunn
1855 E Southern Ave.
Suite 103
Mesa, AZ 85204

Phone: (480) 270-5073
Fax: (480) 393-7162

Client Resources

> Bankruptcy Case Questionairre
> Meeting of Creditors Sample Questions
> Steps in a Chapter 7 Bankuptcy
> The Do's and Don'ts of Bankruptcy
> US Courts: Bankruptcy Basics
> Dept of Justice: US Trustee Program
> US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona

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