A Law and Mediation Services Firm
We are here to help.
At Law/Alternatives/PLLC, Brooke O’Neil and Sarah Scott provide legal solutions for individuals and families throughout Southern Idaho. Our goal is to offer the highest quality of legal advice and representation to guide and assist our clients in reaching optimum solutions.
We have a combined experience of almost fifty years and we put our expertise and knowledge to work to best help our clients in need of a family law attorney, divorce attorney, probate attorney, elder law attorney, estate planning attorney or a mediator. We understand that navigating challenging legal situations can be stressful without the right help. That is why we are proud to offer compassionate and effective representation for your legal concerns.
Our legal practice areas include family law issues such as pre-marital planning, child support, child custody, adoption, and divorce. We also provide estate planning, guardianship, probate, trusts, and elder law services. Although our mediation practice focuses on child custody disputes and elder law issues, we appreciate the opportunity to provide assistance in other areas of conflict.
Our Legal Services
The first legal step in adoption is the termination of the parental rights of a child’s birthparents. The final step is the finalization of adoption in court, making you your child’s permanent, legal parents.
The term “elder law” encompasses many areas of law. Some specific legal issues commonly faced by older individuals and their families. Some of the areas fall into the financial realm, while others are related to an older individual’s health and general well-being.
“Estate planning” involves the preparation of legal documents designed to control the distribution of a person’s assets to his or her heirs or beneficiaries (e.g. a spouse, children, or a charity).
A guardianship is a court proceeding where someone is appointed (ordered) by the Court to manage the personal affairs of another. The ward (the person who needs assistance) can be a minor, an adult who is incapacitated, or an adult with a developmental disability.
Mediation brings people in conflict (the participants) together with a neutral third person (the “mediator”) who assists the participants in reaching a voluntary agreement.
Schedule an Initial Consultation
We welcome the opportunity to assist you as you navigate the legal and/or conflict resolution process. We offer initial consultations in our office and over the telephone. We will provide you with answers to your questions and concerns while determining how we can best help you. For a consultation regarding issues involving family law, elder law, guardianship/conservatorship, estate planning, trust administration, or probate, or to inquire about our mediation services, please contact us by calling (208) 917-1161 today.