Gary L. Voegele, P.A.
507-334-2045
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Practice Areas

Family Law
Family Law matters can be very challenging and stressful for individuals, their children, and other family members. Individuals and families in transition need to be treated with appropriate care and compassion. We strive to exercise understanding, patience, and diligence for you and with all of our clients. We are skilled and experienced advocates and will furnish sound advice and effective advocacy for you. It is our pledge to you.

Our office has had extensive experience with “all” types of family law matters including:

  • Dissolutions
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support establishment, modification, and enforcement matters
  • Spousal maintenance claims and enforcement
  • Property division issues
  • Post decree motions and relief
  • Parenting time, parenting plans, and grandparent visitation
  • Third-party custody situations
  • Alternative dispute methods, including mediation and collaborative law
  • Paternity matters
  • Adoption - including stepparent, independent, and open
  • Antenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • "Blended" family estate planning
  • Alternative family arrangements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Mediation advice and representation

 

Personal Injury
When you or a family member is seriously injured in an accident, it is a life-changing event. Your health is critical to sustaining the quality of your life, relationships, and ability to support yourself and your family. A sudden injury and resulting disability is a troubling and confusing situation for most individuals. We are experienced with all legal aspects of personal injury and wrongful death claims. Experienced, effective, and compassionate representation is a critically important need for you and your family in dealing with insurance companies, opposing counsel, adverse parties, and the legal system.

The attorneys at Gary L. Voegele, P.A. handle these types of matters typically on a contingency fee basis. Fees are usually based upon a percentage of any settlement or recovery. Generally, we charge a competitive fee of 25% of any pre-suit settlement for cases resolved by way of settlement. Once litigation is formally commenced, our fee is usually one-third of the gross recovery. We pride ourselves on obtaining favorable results for our clients. We are effective in obtaining justice and full compensation through settlement, arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

 

We are experienced in handling the following types of matters:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • No-Fault Automobile Claims
  • Dram Shop Claims
  • Slip & Fall Claims
  • Dog Bite Claims
  • Adulterated Food Claims
  • Products Liability
  • No-Fault Automobile Insurance Claims
  • Underinsured Motorists & Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Negligence Claims
  • Other Tort Claims
We offer a free initial consultation with us to review the details and merits of your case. Our focus is on our client's unique situation. We do not represent insurance companies. We want to protect our clients' interests and seek full and fair compensation for them.

 

Real Estate Law
Gary L. Voegele has helped several thousand individuals and families purchase, sell, and refinance their homes. It is one of the most important types of legal transactions a client will ever enter into or become involved with. Our firm has extensive experience with handling all legal and title insurance services in all types of real estate transactions.

We offer the full range of real estate legal and title services. Buyers and Sellers require prompt and accurate assistance, attention to detail and substantial experience in addressing their issues. It is our goal to make the real estate process as comfortable, safe, understandable, and predictable as possible for you and your family. Our fees are very competitive. In fact, they are comparable to the fees charged by title insurance agencies and title companies.

 

We have conducted title matters and closings for all types of property, including residential, commercial and lake property.

  • Closing services
  • Title insurance and title opinions
  • Contract for Deed transactions
  • Private mortgages
  • Covenants and restrictions
  • Leases
  • Zoning matters
  • Easements
  • Quiet title actions and boundary disputes
  • Drafting & review of purchase agreements, deeds & documents

 

Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills
It is both practical and wise to give serious thought and deliberate planning to what should occur for your family and with your assets upon your death or disability. None of us know exactly how or when we are going to face our mortality or critical health issues that may occur. A sound, personalized, and comprehensive estate plan is one of the most important and responsible things that one can give to themselves and their loved ones.

We have extensive experience with helping clients in a wide variety of personal situations creating or reviewing and creating their individual estate plans. We enjoy our clients trust in assisting them in this important legal task.

Our services include:

  • Drafting Wills & Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Farm & Family Business Succession
  • Lake Cabin Trusts
  • Incapacity Planning
  • Transfers on Death
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Ante-Nuptial Planning & Agreements
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Non-Traditional Family Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Blended Family Plans

 

Probate & Trust Administration
Once a loved one dies, there can be a need to have their estate or their trust administered and property distributed to their families and beneficiaries. These types of proceedings may be fairly simple and straight forward, or sometimes they are fraught with problems and challenging family dynamics. We are fully experienced in dealing with the unique needs and challenges that each estate and family situation warrants.

Our firm can help you and has extensive experience with:

  • Informal, formal unsupervised or supervised estate proceedings
  • Trust administration
  • Will contests
  • Decrees of Descent
  • Post-death asset and property collection and distribution
  • Collecting personal property and small estate administration
  • Joint tenancy and transfer on death survivorship documentation
  • Life insurance claims processing
  • Medical assistance lien clearance issues
  • Estate and decedent tax return issues

 

Business Law
Your new or existing business has important, in fact, essential legal issues that need to be handled properly for you. You need sound and accurate advice to make the best decisions possible for your business. From formation through governance and eventual succession, your business enterprise and ventures warrant expert legal advice and assistance. You strive to provide the highest quality products and services for your customers. You should expect and will receive our commitment to provide the same level of quality and service from us to you for your legal matters and issues.

We have extensive experience with all types of businesses for their legal needs:

  • Formation of all types of legal entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, and non-profits
  • Preparation, review, and amendments for Articles & By-Laws
  • Governance issues, including employment agreements, covenants not to compete, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Contract preparation, review, and negotiations
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Redemption Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements and Member Control Agreements
  • Business litigation advice and representation

 

Landlord / Tenant Law

Safe and secure housing is a critical need for tenants and their families. If you are a landlord, regular and timely rent payments by the tenant and lease compliance are also critical corresponding needs. We are well experienced in representing landlords, tenants, mobile home parks, and apartment building owners, in evictions and unlawful detainer proceedings. We have also had extensive experience with mobile home repossessions and manufactured home park evictions and sales. We have also been involved in the drafting of leases and appropriate rules and regulations for tenants.

Our services include drafting,reviewing, or revising:

  • Residential leases, Apartment Leases, Commercial Leases, Mobile Home Leases and Regulations
  • Eviction Proceedings
  • Unlawful Detainer Actions
  • Security Deposit Disputes
  • Abandoned Property Issues
  • Ownership Transfer of Rental Properties

 

Debtor / Creditor Law
Over the years we have represented numerous banks and lenders in many cases and proceedings involving distressed loans and loans in default.

Our services include:

  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Replevin Actions
  • Forbearance Agreements
  • Work-Outs for Lenders & Borrowers
  • Mediation Notices & Representation
  • Contract for Deed Cancellations

 

Construction Law
Our attorneys have been trusted advisors and representatives of many successful construction related businesses in our community; including general contractors, plumbers, mechanical systems contractors, electricians, excavators, lumberyards and owners.

Our services include:

  • Mechanic's Lien Creation and Enforcement
  • Construction Loan Closings, Draws, and Disbursements
  • Drafting of Construction Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution for Owners, Contractors, Sub-Contractors, and Suppliers
  • Mediation Advice and Representation
  • Municipal and Contractor Bond Claims and Foreclosures

 

Advice & Litigation Review

  • Unbundled Legal Services
  • Limited Review & Representation Arrangements for Litigants Involved in a Variety of Legal Processes Including Civil, Criminal, and Conciliation Courts