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Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Helping individuals, families and small businesses throughout West Virginia

Based in Charleston, the law firm of Caldwell & Riffee provides skilled, knowledgeable legal counsel to individuals and their families as well as small businesses. We have the broad experience to help clients in a range of legal areas that people are most likely to face in their lifetimes, including:

Call our law firm to schedule your free initial phone consultation at 304-925-2100.


Family law

At Caldwell & Riffee, we represent men and women facing any domestic law issue, including:

  • Adoptions
  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Child support
  • Custody and visitation
  • Paternity
  • Premarital and post-nuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence
  • Relocation
  • Post-divorce modifications
  • Child support enforcement
  • Juvenile delinquency

Changes within your family often create legal issues in other areas of law. You may have to buy a new home or sell the one you’ve shared with your family. You may need to revise your will. Or, unfortunately, you may experience grave financial troubles. Our lawyers stick by you through your family law matters and assist you in resolving subsequent legal issues.

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Bankruptcy

When bills pile up and banks and creditors call incessantly, you may feel you have no way out of debt. Lawyers at Caldwell & Riffee are available to discuss your financial issues with you during a free phone consultation to determine if filing bankruptcy is right for you. We help clients through the following types of bankruptcy:

  • Chapter 7 — Indebted individuals and small businesses that pass the means test may be eligible to liquidate their assets to pay bills immediately.
  • Chapter 11 — A business unable to surmount its debts may find relief through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In Chapter 11, assets are reorganized to free up enough money to pay off debts over a set period of time, during which the business may remain open.
  • Chapter 13 — People with stable, regular incomes can find relief from their debts through a reorganization plan. This plan, once approved by the courts, allows individuals to make payments over three to five years and to keep their cars and homes.

To stop harassing calls and start resolving your debts, call us at 304-925-2100.

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Real estate

Buying or selling a home or commercial space is often the largest financial transaction a person or small business will ever make. Our real estate lawyers help clients with commercial and residential property matters throughout much of West Virginia, including transactions and litigating disputes:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Closings
  • Title insurance
  • Landlord-tenant law
  • Land development
  • Construction law issues
  • Easements and conveyances
  • Boundary disputes
  • Property rights
  • Transfer of deeds
  • Zoning and land use
  • Commercial and residential lease agreements

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Estate planning

Protecting yourself and your family has been a concern for much of your life. Our law firm helps you to continue to protect your legacy through airtight legal documents, processes and tools that ensure your wishes are heard when you are no longer able to voice them. We use the following estate planning measures:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate administration
  • Probate
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Estate plan modifications
  • Estate litigation

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Contact our law firm

Located in the southeast side of Charleston, four blocks away from the 35th Street interstate bridge, Caldwell & Riffee provides free parking behind the building. Our office is also accessible by bus. Call the firm at 304-925-2100 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation and get on the path to legal resolution.

Serving Kanawha County, Roane County, Jackson County, Mason County, Putnam County, Lincoln County, Boone County, Raleigh County, Nicholas County & Clay County, the law firm of Caldwell & Riffee is a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.