James Pleasants, P.C. is a Bellevue Law Firm that offers a full range of affordable legal services. We have over 35 years of experience helping residents of Bellevue, Snoqualmie, and throughout all of Western Washington with their legal needs. We regularly handle matters in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties as well as other counties on a case-by-case basis.
Our focus is on helping regular people who are in difficult situations. We are sensitive to the issues and provide excellent legal services for reasonable fees. An overview of the services we provide includes:
All areas of family law including:
- Legal separations.
- Child custody and parenting plans.
- Child support.
- Modification of parenting plans and child support orders.
- Third-party custody.
We assist with all aspects of estate planning including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. We customize our services to meet our clients’ specific needs and have affordable options no matter how small or large the estate.
We have helped executors probate hundreds of wills, and do everything possible to make this process as comfortable as it can be. We know how to deal with beneficiary disputes and litigation involving will contests.
We provide sensitive assistance to clients with issues involving their elderly loved ones including:
- Guardianship petitions.
- TEDRA Petitions.
- Vulnerable Adult Petitions.
If there are family disputes over guardianships, we are prepared to litigate the issues if necessary.
We help businesses at all levels whether just starting up or dissolving the business. We draft necessary contracts and assist businesses in determining the best business structure to meet their needs. We help form corporations and LLCs, and draft buy-sell contracts.
We have a full time escrow paralegal on our staff, and handle a wide range of real estate transactions. We prepare deeds, handle closings, and help with purchase and sale agreements. We help with all aspects of tenancy law from lease drafting and negotiations to landlord-tenant dispute resolution.
Criminal Defense and DUIs
We recognize that good people make mistakes. When that happens, we are here to help. We work with prosecutors in an attempt to mitigate the consequences. If that is not successful, we know how to zealously represent our clients at trial. For our DUI clients, we help them navigate through the legal system as well as through the administrative process with the Department of Licensing.