Comprehensive Legal Representation for Over 15 Years

Real Estate & Estate Law Attorney in Binghamton and Hancock, NY

For over 15 years, Attorney James D. Ward has represented clients throughout Broome, Tioga and surrounding areas—including Binghamton, Johnson City, Endwell, Endicott, Apalachin, Owego, Nichols, Chenango Bridge, Chenango Forks, Kirkwood, Conklin, Hancock, Vestal and Windsor—in a variety of real estate and estate law cases. We have offices in Binghamton and Hancock so clients don’t have to go out of their way to receive quality guidance and representation, whether you need us to perform a title search or draft a living will.

Real Estate Attorney in Binghamton & Hancock, NY

If you’re buying or purchasing a house, the law office of James D. Ward can help you make the transaction simple and successful. From reviewing documentation to making sure terms in the contract are clear, we can give you the assistance and representation needed for a hassle-free purchase or sale. We understand that buying or selling a home can be the largest purchase or sale you make in your life, which is why we’ll go the extra mile in carefully drafting and reviewing documents, as well as making sure you understand each step of the buying or selling process and answering questions you have about the transaction.

A real estate attorney is usually not necessary to buy or sell a home, so many homebuyers and homeowners choose to forego hiring an attorney to save money during the process. However, hiring a real estate attorney like James D. Ward can help you in the long run because they’re well-versed in the legal side of buying and selling a home. Your attorney will not only be able to draft necessary legal documents such as titles, purchase agreements and contracts, but can also negotiate on your behalf so you can receive a favorable outcome when buying or selling a home. Additionally, a good attorney can help you avoid legal headaches by doing title searches so you don’t end up purchasing a home that has existing liens or judgments, resolve chain of title disputes that can potentially prevent you from becoming the rightful owner of the home and advise you on the legality of any modifications or additions you wish to make on the home.

We can:

  • Draft contracts
  • Do title searches
  • Do real estate closings
  • And more

Estate Planning Attorney in Binghamton & Hancock, NY

Planning your estate with the attorneys at James D. Ward can help protect your family in the event of your passing. We can give you the knowledge and assistance necessary to create a trust for one or more family members for a quick and hassle-free transfer of property to any loved ones you name in your will so there’s no stress or confusion. We can also create a living will so you can designate a healthcare proxy or power of attorney who can make medical decisions on your behalf in an emergency.

We can help you with:

  • Planning and executing an estate
  • Drafting wills and trusts
  • Creating a living will and stating healthcare preferences
  • Designating power of attorney or healthcare proxy
  • And more
Law Document Icon

No matter the case, we’re committed to making sure you get the representation and compensation you deserve. We handle every step of the process from start to finish. We can also answer any questions you have about the process so you can stay informed.

For a free legal consultation, call 607-722-0999 (Binghamton) or 607-637-4791 (Hancock).