At the law offices of James M. Whittemore, PA, we can put you at ease immediately, and assist you in the following legal areas:
-Bankruptcy: if you are behind in your mortgage or threatened with foreclosure, actions can be taken to ease your situation without losing your home or business. We are ready to assist individuals and small businesses filing for Chapter 7, 11, 12 or 13 bankruptcy or debt relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Our goal is to help you move past your financial difficulties and forward in your life or business as soon as possible.
-Construction law: laws and regulations affecting construction and land use within the state of Maine are changing. This affects both developers and homeowners. As former owner of a custom building and design firm, we have significant experience working with contractors, sub-contractors and home owners. We draft strong contracts to prevent future problems and can help when things go wrong. Let us guide you through the process.
-Family law: we are aware that every family is different and we tailor legal solutions that will work for your particular situation, no matter how challenging. In divorce cases, our approach is to keep the focus on the children. We have had a long association with The Kids First Center, a non-profit organization that helps parents make divorce less traumatic for their children. When a marriage ends, decisions must also be made regarding property and future financial arrangements. This can happen through mediation or litigation. We are strong proponents of mediation, which provides parties more control over these important decisions.
-Mediator: this is an effective model for achieving solutions within most areas of conflict. Mediation provides confidentiality, control and privacy to disputing parties. In high stress situations, or when disputing parties are at loggerheads, mediation is the smart approach to take. It is always more cost effective than a fully litigated courtroom trial. As a trusted and experienced Attorney Mediator, we have a proven track record in all aspects of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). We are ready to settle your disputes.
James M. Whittemore, P.A. offers experienced and focused legal representation to individuals, families and small businesses in Brunswick, Portland, Lewiston and Damariscotta and throughout Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties in Maine.