Areas of Practice

Divorce and Family Law

Whether the matter relates to divorce, child support, or child custody, having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side can make all the difference.  Michael can guide you through the complexities of your case and will help you everything you are entitled to under the law.  He handles divorce proceedings,  child support cases, custody hearings, adoptions, and guardianship proceedings.  He strives to provide his clients aggressive advocacy and always seeks to get the best possible outcome in every case.  If you are getting divorced or in a fight for custody of your children and in need of a divorce attorney, contact Michael today for a free consultation.

Real Estate & Real Property

If you need an attorney to help you with a real estate acquisition, real estate contract, drafting an easement agreement or deed, or help with any other issues related to the sale or ownership of real property, Michael can help.   Real property law can be complex and a simple mistake has the potential to severely impact the value of your property down the road.  That is why it is important to employ an attorney who is experienced in the area of real estate and property law.  A large part of Michael’s practice is devoted to this area of the law and he possess the background knowledge and resources to help you find solutions to the unique problems that can arise around the ownership and sale of real property.  If you are in need of assistance with any real property matter, contact Michael today for a free consultation.

Probate & Estate Planning

Many people fail to adequately plan for how their estate will be passed on to their loved ones.  Often times this will result in a long, expensive, and drawn out probate process whereby your assets are distributed after a public filing.  Unfortunately, it is a person’s estate and heirs who will unfortunately bear these expenses.  However, with a good estate plan put in place with the aid of a probate attorney, a person’s estate can be setup to avoid much of the probate process and associated expense.  If you need to setup a will or trust, or put in place a comprehensive estate plan, Michael can help.  If you find yourself in a situation where a loved one has passed away and you need help and guidance to navigate your way through the complicated probate process, Michael can help with that as well.  If you are in need of assistance with probate or estate planning matter, contact Michael today for a free consultation.

Criminal Defense 

In a criminal defense case, there is nothing more important than results.  When your future and reputation are at stake, you need an attorney who will take the time to answer your questions and make sure that every detail of your case is given the level of attention it deserves. Michael handles all types of criminal cases including DWI’s, drug possession cases, assault and battery cases, and theft cases.  If you are facing criminal charges and in need of a defense attorney, contact Michael today to schedule a free consultation.

Personal Injury

Michael LaFreniere stands ready to help Arkansans who have been injured and are in need of a Fort Smith, Arkansas personal injury lawyer.  He is a compassionate attorney who understands what you are going through and one who will fight hard on your behalf in your personal injury case.  He will take the time to respond personally and promptly to all of your communications and provide answers to all of your questions as your case progresses.  He will aggressively deal with the insurance company on your behalf so you don’t have to.  Insurance companies often try to convince unrepresented victims of vehicle collisions and other similar accidents that they should settle quickly; this strategy ensures that the insurance company’s liability payments to victims are kept to a minimum.  Don’t leave the determination of what fair compensation is to an insurance company that is interested solely in their bottom line.  You need an advocate, and Michael LaFreniere is ready to represent and counsel you.

You have the right to decide what’s fair.  If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, contact Michael LaFreniere at Daily & Woods, PLLC, today for a free consultation.