In the end, the results are what matter most, and the attorneys at McGlothlin Junkin & Wilde focus on where you want to end up right from the beginning. Sometimes, the experience we bring to disputes allows us to find a solution before a lawsuit even has to be filed, but when a lawsuit is necessary, we work to insure we move towards the goal as expeditiously as possible. We try to avoid litigation activity that doesn’t advance the case towards the goal, because activity without direction or purpose drives up the legal bills without advancing the client’s interest. From the initial meeting until the closing of the matter, we focus on your goal and try to help you avoid distractions.
A long-time client brought a partner in on a deal who was trouble from the start. By the time the case got to John McGlothlin, there was a confusing company agreement term, another side agreement on a napkin, and the partners couldn’t agree on any action required to keep their business moving forward. We negotiated a separation of the business, but a year later, the bad partner became unhappy with what he agreed to accept and sued for $20 million. The case was tried to a jury who found in our favor – no liability and even a step further awarded a judgment against bad partner for all attorney fees.
Sometimes loved ones die that own property but don’t have a will. Then other loved ones die without a will, and before you know it, our client came to us having paid taxes on a house that was his great grandmother’s but that he could not sell because he had 77 co-heirs in 6 states. John McGlothlin cleared this title by deeds and a suit to quite title. It took some time and patience, but our client got all the taxes he paid back and most of all the proceeds of the sale.
All marriages start out in a good place, but sometimes the spouse changes over time and the situation becomes untenable for you and your kids. That is what happened to our client despite her best efforts, and by the time she decided to file, he threatened her (and us) in every way imaginable and turned into a monster. They didn’t have the money to fight for years in court, so we forced the turnover of all the financial records, the ones she knew about before and the ones we learned about, and got the marital estate split, the kids protected, and he had to pay the fees he caused by being difficult – all in just a few months.
Families tend to keep it together until the matriarch or patriarch is gone, and then sometimes, one child is seeking more than they are entitled to. Charmaine Wilde has had dozens of cases like this, but one stands out above the rest. He wouldn’t leave the house that wasn’t his, he sold the antiques that weren’t his, and he basically did whatever he wanted with no regard for his sister. Charmaine got the executor replaced, got the greedy heir out of the house, protected the property and the antiques, and made sure everything went to exactly who the parents had directed in their wills.