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Tim Hayes, Attorney at Law

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The Law Offices of Timothy G. Hayes, P.A. is focused on providing high-quality legal services at affordable prices.  We will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
Our offices are located at 21859 State Road 54 in Lutz/Land O' Lakes (Pasco County), Florida, in the Lakeview Professional Building.  We have been at our present location for the last 22 years. 
Mr. Hayes has 32 years of experience in the practice of law in the Tampa Bay area.  His legal assistant/secretary, Deborah Mayworth, has been with Mr. Hayes for over 22 years.  
Areas of Practice:
Our law firm provides general legal services in the following areas:
Real Property (residential and commercial);
Probate, Trusts & Wills;
Corporations and Small Business;
Zoning, Land Use & Permitting.
**Free Consultations for Personal Injury Claims and Eminent Domain Proceedings**
Contact Us:
Telephone:  (813) 949-6525
Telefax:      (813) 949-6433
How We Can Help:
Foreclosure? Save Your Home
WE CAN HELP WITH YOUR FORECLOSURE PROBLEMS. Don't face it alone and don't ignore it.  There are options available to you.  Loan Modifications, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, ...etc.  Know your legal rights and thoroughly understand your options.  There are several government  programs available to assist you.  The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) allows you to modify your existing mortgage terms in order to make your payments affordable.  The Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) provides several viable options for homeowners who are unable to keep their existing homes.  Consult with us today.  We have the information and forms to help you. 
New Residents: If you have just relocated to the Tampa area and need legal assistance with the purchase of a new home or would like for an attorney to review an out-of-state Last Will and Testament in order to make sure that it complies with Florida law please feel free to contact us. We are here to help.
SINKHOLE? Know your rights and don't settle for less then what you are rightfully entitled to receive from your insurance carrier.  Remember that sinkhole problems must be disclosed to a buyer of your property and this will affect the future value of your property.   The Central Pasco area is a prime spot for sinkhole activity.
Real Estate: Whether it involves residential, commercial or industrial real estate we can assist you in reviewing and drafting contracts, leases, or permitting documents. 
If you are facing foreclosure and need to know your legal rights and the different options that may be available to you such as a "short sale" or mortgage re-finance please feel free to contact our law firm and set up a consultation. Before signing any legal documents make sure you know fully your legal rights and fully understand the consequences.  In a short sale you want to make sure that you are fully released from any further mortgage obligations and fully understand the potential tax consequences.
Starting a Business?
Corporations: If you are starting a new small business you'll want to know the options that are available to you in establishing your business; sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC).  We will discuss with you the tax options of a Subchapter S corporation. We all start our businesses with the hope and belief that they will be successful; but what if they are not?  It is important to set your business up properly and plan for future short term and long term goals.  In such cases a proper management agreement (LLC) or a shareholders agreement can help you prepare for the future of your business and eliminate or reduce the tax implications.  We strongly recommend that all of our clients starting new businesses seek out a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who we will work closely with in structuring the proper business format for your business. 
Last Will and Testament
Last Will and Testament: Just starting out as a young family?  Make sure you have a proper Last Will and Testament that contains a family trust to provide for your minor children in the event of your untimely death.  You can also designate who you want to serve as guardian for your minor children if you are no longer there to raise them.
A Last Will and Testament is not a document you sign once in your lifetime and then put it away in your safety deposit box and forget about it.  You need to take it out and review it every 2-3 years in order to determine if circumstances in your life may have changed and now require changes to your Will.  Changes to your Will can often be accomplished by a simple and affordable codicil (amendment) to your Will. Start out the New Year by reviewing your Will and making any necessary changes. 
Durable Power of Attorney: As we, or our parents and loved ones, get older it is important to plan ahead for the time when we might no longer be able to care for ourselves.  A Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Surrogate Designation allows us to appoint the individual or individuals we would like to step in and assist us with managing our property and making health care decisions should we no longer be able to do this on our own.  Without a proper Durable Power of Attorney or Health Care Surrogate Designation, if the need arises and we are no longer able to make our own choices, the Courts are forced to step in and make decisions for us through a costly Guardianship legal proceedings.  This can all be avoided by  planning ahead and preparing a proper Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Surrogate Designation. 
Plan Ahead With a Living Will
Living Will: A proper Living Will allows us to express our legal right to not artificially prolong the process of dying and to provide informed consent regarding the withholding, withdrawal, or continuation of life-prolonging procedures.  We have all heard about the tragic circumstances of the Schiavo case where a young woman suffered a severe brain injury and languished for years in a vegetative state while her husband and parents battled in court for years over her intentions.  This entire matter could have been avoided by a Living Will which would have allowed her to express her intentions in the event of such a tragic occurrence.
Benjamin Franklin once said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Don't wait until a legal problem occurs.  Seek out competent, experienced legal counsel beforehand; plan ahead and know your legal rights and responsibilities.     
Please look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
(813) 949-6525
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