Legal Services

MacGillivray & Estes, LLP

Attorneys at Law

Linda C. MacGillivray
Jacob A. Estes
Gregory L. Harvey

ADOPTION

We enjoy helping families with adoptions at our law firm. Linda MacGillivray has 28 years of experience in this field. She has successfully assisted families with their adoptions in Logan and surrounding counties. Our firm handles public agency, stepparent, legal custodian, foreign and private adoptions. Our office can also handle the name change process for our clients.

ESTATE PLANNING

It is critical to have a will in place. Unfortunately, we are all mortal and it is so much easier on our loved ones if we have completed some preplanning. Not only does our firm handle wills, trusts, living wills, health care power of attorneys, and durable power of attorneys, we can also prepare joint and survivorship deeds and transfer on death affidavits for our clients. 

REAL ESTATE

If you are buying or selling real estate, our lawyers can help you with the legal aspects. It is always wise to have a title search performed prior to purchasing real estate. We know the various types of deeds and can draft one that best suits the situation. We also provide Land Installment Contracts and assist clients with Landlord/Tenant law.

CRIMINAL 

Our law firm has represented numerous clients who were facing criminal or juvenile delinquency charges. Appearing in court for a criminal or juvenile delinquency charge can be very stressful and the impact of a conviction has lasting effects. The criminal court system is largely unfamiliar to most people and can be very intimidating. Individuals who have been charged with a misdemeanor, felony or traffic offense can rely on our firm to successfully navigate the complexities of their case. We handle cases from Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) and other traffic offenses to drug and property offenses. Whether your case is a traffic, misdemeanor, felony, or a juvenile case, our firm is prepared to assist you.  For individuals currently incarcerated in state prison, our Attorneys can help you determine your eligibility for Judicial Release. We are also able to assist clients with determining their eligibility to have their adult or juvenile record sealed.  

CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS

There are several types of civil protection orders available by law in Ohio. The most common orders are the Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order and the Civil Stalking Protection Order. A Petitioner is the person seeking the protection order and the Respondent is the alleged abuser. Our office has successfully represented individuals seeking a protection order and individuals defending against a protection order. A protection order offers numerous safeguards for individuals seeking to stop future abuse. As such, the consequences of a protection order for the Respondent are significant. Our firm can help you with the process of applying for a protection order and defending against one.

GUARDIANSHIPS AND GUARDIAN AD LITEM

The Supreme Court of Ohio requires special training for Attorneys to be able to serve as Guardians or Guardian ad Litem. All of our attorneys have completed the required training for serving as Guardians and Guardian ad Litem. Our office assists clients with acquiring Court appointment as Guardian for a Minor’s settlement, a disabled adult child or a parent with Alzheimer. Our attorneys also represent children in Domestic Relations and Children Service’s cases. 

PROBATE ESTATES

We can settle your loved one’s estate efficiently after they pass. Combined, our attorneys have over 32 years of experience handling estate cases. We know what the Courts require and how to prepare all the necessary documents. It is never easy during a time of mourning but our office can walk with you throughout the probate process.

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Our law firm assists clients with the Dissolution and Divorce process. Additionally, our Attorneys represent clients in post-decree actions for Contempt of Court and changing the legal custody of their children. We also assist unmarried clients who seek to establish custody of their children.  Making decisions regarding your family can be emotional and difficult. Our Attorneys will help guide you through the Court system to assist you in reaching your goals. 

Providing Legal Services to these communities 

  • Ada, Ohio
  • Alger, Ohio
  • Anna, Ohio
  • Belle Center, Ohio
  • Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • Botkins, Ohio
  • Buckland, Ohio
  • Catawba, Ohio
  • Christiansburg, Ohio
  • Clifton, Ohio
  • Cridersville, Ohio
  • De Graff, Ohio
  • Donnelsville, Ohio
  • Dublin, Ohio
  • Dunkirk, Ohio
  • East Liberty, Ohio
  • Enon, Ohio
  • Forest, Ohio
  • Fort Loramie, Ohio
  • Huntsville, Ohio
  • Jackson Center, Ohio
  • Kenton, Ohio
  • Kettlersville, Ohio
  • Lakeview, Ohio
  • Lockington, Ohio
  • Magnetic Springs, Ohio
  • Marysville, Ohio
  • McGuffey, Ohio
  • Mechanicsburg, Ohio
  • Milford Center, Ohio
  • Minster, Ohio
  • Mount Victory, Ohio
  • Mutual, Ohio
  • New Bremen, Ohio
  • New Carlisle, Ohio
  • New Knoxville, Ohio
  • North Hampton, Ohio
  • North Lewisburg, Ohio
  • Patterson, Ohio
  • Plain City, Ohio
  • Port Jefferson, Ohio
  • Quincy, Ohio
  • Raymond, Ohio
  • Richwood, Ohio
  • Ridgeway, Ohio
  • Rushsylvania, Ohio
  • Russells Point, Ohio
  • Russia, Ohio
  • Saint Marys, Ohio
  • Sidney, Ohio
  • South Charleston, Ohio
  • South Vienna, Ohio
  • Springfield, Ohio
  • St. Paris, Ohio
  • Tremont City, Ohio
  • Unionville Center, Ohio
  • Valley Hi, Ohio
  • Wapakoneta, Ohio
  • Waynesfield, Ohio
  • West Liberty, Ohio
  • West Mansfield, Ohio
  • Woodstock, Ohio
  • Zanesfield, Ohio

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