Family Law is the branch of civil law that includes the legal relationships among family members, including husbands, wives, parents, children, and domestic partners. A family law attorney specializes in the family law relationships which encompass adoption, child custody, visitation rights, domestic violence or problems related about how to file for divorce in PA, juvenile dependency and delinquency, marital property rights, support obligations, and paternity. At Manson and Karbank, we specialize in Divorce and Separation, Premarital Agreements, Non-marital Agreements, Business Valuation, child support and child custody, post-divorce modification, mediation and dispute resolution.

General Civil Practice Our General Civil Practice cases fall into a wide range of overlapping practice areas, including trusts and estates, landlord and tenant law, wills and probate, personal injury cases, tax negotiation and settlements.

Real Estate Law is the branch of civil law that covers interests in real property. Included are matters pertaining to permissible interests in real property, relations between owners, relations between owners and the community, landlord and tenant relations, the transfer of interests in real property, and real property financing, including deeds and mortgages. Real estate transactions, such as purchases, sales, and leases, are governed by a wide body of federal and state law.

Corporate Law can vary by state. A corporation is a legal entity that is separate from its owners or "shareholders". Corporations are formed by filing certificates or articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State where the business will operate. State corporate law governs the duties of corporate shareholders, as do the corporate bylaws. Corporations are governed by the shareholders, who elect the directors, who elect the officers, who actually run the corporation. Because the corporation exists apart from its shareholders, directors, and officers, it continues to exist even if something happens to the people who own and operate it. There are many types of corporations, such as close corporations, professional corporations, S corporations, nonprofit corporations, and general corporations. At Manson & Karbank, our practice area includes all facets of corporate law.

Valuation Litigation - Many of our cases involving Family Law, Real Estate Law, and General Civil Practice involve establishing the value of various assets. Our firm has successfully handled many cases involving the litigation and settlement of issues surrounding valuation differences.

Trials and Appeals - The attorneys at Manson & Karbank have extensive experience in handling various court trial and appeals matters in the Federal courtroom as well as various state and districts courts. Our practice includes commercial litigation, civil and federal litigation and appeals.

Construction law can vary by state, and our practice includes construction, moving, conversion, alteration, remodeling, and additions in the states of Missouri and Kansas. Our office can help you secure the necessary construction law permits, construction contract law regulations, and inspections related to building and zoning codes for new construction or remodeling, and can assist in the litigation and settlement of disputes arising in construction matters.

Aviation Law is the branch of law that covers aspects of air transportation, including passenger air travel, air freight shipping, airspace rights of way, and aircraft operation and maintenance. Aviation law involves interplay of international law, federal statutes and regulations, aviation lawyers, and state and federal tort law. While most tort law is regulated at the state level, in the event of an airline crash or other aviation disaster, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board regulations take precedence over state aviation law, making aviation law different from other personal injury laws.

Nonprofit and Charitable Organization Law A Non-Profit and Charitable Organization is one that is formed for some matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes. It can take the form of a corporation or individual enterprise. Nonprofit and charitable organizations can include religious organizations, educational organizations, human and social service organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and other grantmakers. They are organized under state law, and issues relating to the organizations include formation, management, and dissolution. At Manson & Karbank, we can assist you in all areas of Nonprofit and Charitable Organization Law.