Reputable Criminal Defense, Personal Injury & Family Law Firm Serving Southeast Idaho
The Law Office of Stratton P. Laggis, PLLC is an Idaho law firm comprised of highly experienced trial attorneys. With an office in Pocatello, we focus on criminal defense and providing effective, personalized representation for our valued clients. We also accept other litigation cases, including those pertaining to personal injury and family law.
The information below provides a brief overview of our practice areas. For more information about how we can help you with your case, call (208) 232-4051 for a consultation.
Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter. Punishments following felony convictions are severe, ranging from the loss of personal rights to extensive prison time. Legal representation is your right as an American citizen, and the lawyers at the Law Office of Stratton P. Laggis, PLLC possess the experience necessary to help you achieve the outcome you deserve. Call our office today for issues pertaining to DUI/DWI, larceny and/or drug possession.
Personal injuries inflict both physical and emotional pain, and the side effects — from hospital stays to medical costs, lost wages to diminished earning potential — can take years to recover from. As Idaho’s premier personal injury firm, the Law Office of Stratton P. Laggis, PLLC provides aggressive, professional counsel for Pocatello and Soda Springs residents. If you or someone you love has recently suffered an injury as a result of another’s negligent or reckless behavior, call our office today to schedule your consultation.
Idaho follows a “fault” system regarding insurance coverage and liability issues resulting from an auto accident. In other words, the person who was at fault for the accident is liable for personal injury or property damage and his or her insurance policy will usually be looked to first when seeking compensation for any losses. Someone injured in auto accidents may seek compensation by either a) filing a claim with their insurer, b) pursuing a claim with the other driver’s insurer directly, or c) filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. We can help you choose which path to take.
Idaho state law defines “wrongful death” as the death of one person caused by the “wrongful or neglectful act of another.” In the event that such a death occurs, the heirs or personal representative of the deceased may bring a claim to court seeking damages from the person or party that committed the wrongful and/or neglectful act that led to the decedent’s death. Family members and heirs are also eligible to file claims on their own behalf for damages they suffered as a result of the untimely loss of their loved one – i.e. emotional distress, loss of household income, etc.
Whether you are facing a failed marriage, child custody dispute, or the complexities of adoption, there is nothing easy about family law. The attorneys at the Law Office of Stratton P. Laggis, PLLC understand this, which is why we have dedicated our professional careers to helping our clients with any and all family-related disputes. If you are currently contemplating a divorce, or if you simply have a question regarding child custody, spousal support, or adoption, please call our office today.
Adoption provides a child with a stable legal and emotional family relationship, including the legal transfer of all parental rights from the child’s biological mother and father to the adopting person or couple. Adoptive parents have the same rights and responsibilities to their child as biological parents do.
Families interested in domestic or international adoption gain eligibility by completing an adoption home study. The need for an adoption home study for grandparents and step-parents hoping to adopt their grandchild or step-child is determined by the court, but keep in mind that all families adopting a child through the child welfare system must have an approved adoption home study. Whatever your specific circumstances, we can help.
Under Idaho state law, if both parties fail to agree on how to share custody and parenting time, a judge will make the decision and award legal and physical custody to one or both parents. When making these custody decisions, the court must determine what is in the best interest of the child, such as the child’s wishes regarding their custodian, their relationship with each parent, the child’s relationship with other siblings who are in the care of either parent, each parent’s fitness to parent, the child’s involvement in school and/or the community, and the need for stability in the child’s life.
In order to file for divorce in Idaho, you must have lived within state lines for at least six weeks. Since Idaho adheres to the “no-fault” divorce system, the reason(s) as to why the marriage failed need not be explained upon filing for divorce. Simply stating that the marriage suffers from “irreconcilable differences” will suffice.
To file for divorce (without children) in Idaho, you must submit a family law case information sheet, complaint for divorce, summons with orders, affidavit of service with orders, and a vital statistics certificate of divorce. We will help you complete all necessary steps for a clean and expedient divorce.
The Law Office of Stratton P. Laggis, PLLC offers broad civil litigation representation in cases involving professional negligence, medical malpractice and civil rights violations. If you or someone you know feel that your civil rights have been violated, please call us today so that we can learn about your case and obtain the justice you deserve.
With years of experience, Stratton Laggis has successfully litigated cases in the State of Idaho involving criminal defense, family law, and personal injury. Our attorneys are well-suited to help you obtain the legal outcome you want and deserve.