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Major life events such as a job loss, illness, death of a loved one or divorce can wreak havoc on your personal finances. From late fees, penalties and collection agencies to repossession, tax consequences and foreclosure; you feel lost without a compass.  

You have options.  Whether its debt elimination through Chapter 7 or reorganization through Chapter 13, our expertise can guide you to a stable financial status.  

Even if your business is struggling, or you are facing financial ruin with your farm or ranch; we can help you through Chapter 11 or Chapter 12.

If you are considering any type of bankruptcy, know relief is available. You just need an experienced bankruptcy specialist at your side.  So come see us for a fresh start.
The Willhelm Law Firm Services
At the Willhelm Law Firm, we take care to provide our clients high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available by appointment, Monday through Friday, to listen to your situation. Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient. Your initial consultation is free.
Personal Injury
Whether a case arises from a car crash or a premises liability accident, the basic elements of a negligence claim are the same. For a victim to receive compensation, he or she must prove:

  The defendant owed a duty of reasonable care to the injured party;
  The defendant breached that duty by engaging in some type of careless conduct;
  The victim’s injury was caused by that breach; and
  The victim incurred damages as a result of his or her injuries.

If you have been injured because of another party’s negligence, you should know statutes of limitations limit the time during which you may file a lawsuit. If you fail to file a suit timely, you are forever barred from doing so. Generally, the statute of limitations for negligence cases in Texas is two years. Also, “proportional responsibility” laws can limit recovery in cases where the accident victim was partially responsible for his or her own injuries. If the victim’s fault was greater than 50 percent, he or she cannot recover any damages.

While financial compensation cannot undo the suffering caused by someone else’s careless behavior, the burden of recovery can be lightened by reimbursement for economic and non-economic losses. These may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death actions, the family of a deceased loved one may be able to seek burial expenses, the deceased’s lost earning capacity, loss of companionship, and mental anguish in addition to any pain and suffering by their loved \before death. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help maximize the amount of money recovered in a case by fully investigating the claim, securing all relevant medical bills and records, and aggressively pursuing settlement or trial.
Family Law
Anything involving family can be emotional and even painful, whether you are contemplating divorce, a change in child custody, termination of parental rights or adoption.You need the guidance that only an experienced divorce attorney can provide. We at the Willhelm Law Firm are well versed in the complications arising from these cases and the Texas State Laws governing family matters. We will handle your case with care and guide you through the process with integrity and compassion. 
Social Security Disability
If you've been denied Social Security Disability benefits, you can appeal that determination. Although you may have filed your initial claim yourself, you should seek our legal counsel to perfect your appeal.  Your claim for disability benefits can be appealed up to three times within the Social Security system.  You may have been denied because your impairments or combination of impairments does not match the defined criteria within the Social Security guidelines; or you may have been denied because not  all of your relevant medical history was reviewed.  Whatever the reason for the denial, you need an experienced lawyer to evaluate your claim and represent you in the  appeal process.