Legal matters can generally be divided into two broad areas - civil and criminal.
Criminal matters are cases that are brought on behalf of the State of Indiana, and allege that a person has committed a crime. In those types of cases, the State of Indiana has the burden to prove the person guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt." for all charged offenses. Those types of cases can also include juvenile delinquency cases.
Civil matters have a much wider scope. They can include such things as wills and estates; lawsuits resulting from accidents (Car / Truck / Motorcycle) / personal injury or contract actions; traffic infractions; family law (Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Child Support); guardianships; adoptions; child welfare; real estate; corporations; and many other things that do not involve the possibility of going to jail.
Vanderpool Law Firm PC has the experience you need in both criminal and civil matters.
Dan Vanderpool has had the unique opportunity to see matters from both the perspective of a judge, and of a practicing lawyer.
Ben Vanderpool has the drive to find your legal solutions from a fresh and youthful perspective. And if your needs go beyond the capacity of our firm, we have the know how and wherewithal to refer you to another firm, or to associate another lawyer with your legal matter.
If everyone was careful and all car, truck and other vehicle drivers kept their vehicles under control; or if all property owners kept their premises free of dangers; or if all products were designed to minimize the risk of injury to others - there would be little if any need for personal injury law.
At Vanderpool Law Firm, we can help you through the trying times that often come with a case involving family law. Family Law encompasses divorce, but also covers issues with adoptions, protective orders, guardianships, wills and estates, and juvenile delinquency.
Struggling to keep up on your bills? Are you drowning in debt? Vanderpool Law Firm, PC is here to assist you in your time of need. When filing for bankruptcy many people feel an unnecessary sense of embarrassment or shame. Keep in mind that you are not alone, and that there are many people out there who have also been forced to file bankruptcy.
Charged with a crime you didn't commit? We will go to bat for you at a jury trial. In this case, our client was charged with felony intimidation of a neighbor. A jury heard the story and found our client not guilty.
At Vanderpool Law Firm we work with you to decide the best way to open your own business, and to assist you in getting things in order to make the business experience as easy as possible.