Murphy's Law LLC - Melinda McElheny, Esq.
Whatever Can Go Wrong, We Will Plan For It*
(785) 787-4040 (call or text) firstname.lastname@example.org
Unbundled & Remote Services
Sometimes you want to manage your own matter, but you need a little extra help with a legal task--or some instruction to get you started. Ask me about limited-scope, flat-fee services that can help get you on your way for a low rate, without the hassle of retainers and clock-watching.
Uncontested Divorce/Parenting Time
While I do not handle contested divorce or custody matters, I can assist you in drafting DIY court filings. I can either file and shepherd your case through the court system, or I can instruct you how to to do it. Document preparation is done at a flat rate.
Estate Planning Documents
Many times, people have existing wills or trusts, but they need additional planning documents such as powers of attorney or asset transfers-on-death. I can talk you through the ins-and-outs of probate avoidance or draft simple documents for you either hourly or for a flat fee.
Real Estate Purchases, Deeds, or Transfer-on-Death Deeds
If you need to handle a real estate purchase or transfer within a family, I can assist you in constructing purchase offers, sales agreements, deeds, or any realty related items. This is handled as document preparation for a flat rate.
Expungement or Admin Documents
I can handle your criminal expungement from beginning to end, or I can instruct you in using the state's provided DIY documents--both for a flat rate. If you have administrative agency paperwork to fill out, I can assist you for a low hourly rate.
Business Start-up or Reconfiguration
If you are purchasing or starting a business, you might need assistance with state filings or operating agreements. I can help simplify the process and draft sound legal documents for you for a reasonable rate without a retainer. Ask for a quote.
Case Evaluation and Referral
Sometimes you find yourself in unfamiliar territory, not sure what type of attorney you might need--or whether you need an attorney at all. I am happy to sit down with you in person or by Zoom to talk through the legal process, and to direct you to the right type of attorney for your problem.