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Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Just because something isn’t a criminal act doesn’t mean it isn’t wrong. A civil litigation attorney can help you right the wrongs that have been committed against you. Sometimes an issue is too big that it cannot be settled by agreement and, therefore, must be settled by a court of law. In those instances, Whelan Ballo & Associates can walk you through the whole process of filing and pursuing a non-criminal lawsuit.

Divorce Litigation

Divorce litigation resolves the spousal disputes in a family court and tends to be chosen in extremely high-conflict divorces. Some of the most contested issues that lead to litigation are usually spousal support, division property, child custody, and child support. Sometimes divorces that failed to resolve in mediation or collaboratively are forced into litigation in order to finalize the divorce.

Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice

Personal injury litigation lawsuits can include such incidents as car accidents, construction accidents, workplace injuries, and products liability. Medical malpractice takes place when doctors or nurses have violated the prescribed standard of care which can result in misdiagnosis, nursing errors, medication errors, and surgical errors which can cause injury or wrongful death.

Commercial and Business Litigation

Commercial and business litigation claims will usually include various issues such as breach of contract, shareholder disputes, insurance disputes, and partnership disputes. When your company’s or your personal reputation and financial stability is on the line it is of vital importance that you have an attorney by your side that can help you reach your goals.

Contract Litigation

Contract litigation is one of the most common business litigation matters which includes all manner of contracts: vendor contracts, service agreements, construction contracts, partnership contracts, and employment contracts. When a breach of contract takes place it is imperative to have an attorney who will do all they can to reach a successful pretrial settlement but be prepared to go to trial if necessary.

Estate Planning

An estate plan will protect your assets so as to ensure a smooth transfer of your wealth and property to intended recipients. A detailed plan could highly decrease the depletion of your assets so that your intentions are carried out in the event of your death or incapacitation.

Wills and Powers of Attorneys

A will is the very foundations of a good estate plan because it controls the division of property after death. It also allows you to name the person that you wish to handle the entire administration process of your assets. Powers of attorney allows you to authorize somebody else to take on financial and personal decision-making responsibilities if you were to become unable.


Implementing a trust can help you decrease or remove federal and state estate taxes and avoid probate. A trust is an agreement in which a trustee holds the legal title over an asset or assets and is authorized to manage it on behalf of your intentions. Trusts can also include living trusts and special needs trusts.

Probate, Trust & Estate Administration and Litigation

Probate is the court-controlled process of the distribution of wealth and property which can be a good option when an estate is contentious in order to find resolution but can be more easily avoided with proper and precise estate planning with the help of an attorney.

Contested Estates, Wills, and Trusts

When wills, trusts, and estates are contested emotions tend to run high with issues such as contested guardianships and contested claims. With an attorney by your side to represent your interests the process can become immensely easier to navigate.

Experience. Integrity. Results.
Whelan Ballo & Associates is ready to assist you through any civil law process you choose to pursue or find yourself in the middle of so that you might reach the end result that you wish to see. For expert assistance call us at 630-653-0202.