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Todd A Van Es

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Centerton, AR

3.6   11 reviews

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About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    35%
    I help people file both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases to alleviate debt problems.

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    I handle all family law issues, including divorce, custody, guardianships, and separation.

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    I help people in all areas of estate planning - wills, trusts, power of attorneys, and probate issues.

  4. Trusts
    20%
    Creating a trust is an essential tool for most people. You can take advantage of estate planning laws to reduce your estate tax, plan for special distributions of your estate after your death, and prevent creditors from reaching money allocated for your beneficiaries, among other things.

  5. Tax
    5%
    I help people in negotiating with the IRS and possibly reduce their penalties, interest, and sometimes principal of the debt.

Van Es Law Firm, PA, is an attorney's office in Centerton, Arkansas, that handles various issues related to bankruptcy, wills and trusts, probate, divorce and custody, real estate, contracts, business law, and civil cases.   

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Licensed for 14 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/05/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details

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Van Es Law Firm, PA
417 West Centerton Blvd.
Centerton, AR, 72719

Reviews

3.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Joe | March 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work
He did a great job with my case and stayed in touch with me throughout the whole process
Posted by Linda | November 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Lawyer
Mr Van Es was recommended to us by a family member. He has handled our case with the upmost professionalism. He is very thorough and professional while at the same time being personable and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone that ask if I know a good lawyer.
Posted by Ed | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Court
Mr. Van Es did a very through job with my legal case. He was professional at every step. Stayed in touch and I never felt like I was (hung out to dry). I would recommend Todd to my closest friends and family*****
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Bankruptcy Attorney!
I was very pleased with the service received from Van Es Law Firm during my bankruptcy case. I was able to pay 1/2 down and another 1/2 at a later date which helped me out tremendously financially; also received a reasonable rate compared to other lawyers. With Todd's help in taking on my bankruptcy case, I am beginning to recover not only financially but my credit score is increasing just like he told me it would!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable attorney
Todd handled a very complicated bankruptcy case for us. Although it had a lot of unforeseen problems throughout, they were dealt with efficiently. We were always able to reach him by phone or email and he always returned our calls within a reasonable amount of time. I would recommend him to handle bankruptcies or financial matters.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2015
A good guy to know!
I not only have used Todd for legal advice, but consider Todd a friend and think he's a great person. Give him a call and make him your personal attorney today!
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2011
Great Bankruptcy Attorney
Todd was very helpful in walking us through teh bankruptcy process
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Poor Customer Service But Knowledgeable
Based on my experience of having been stood up for a scheduled appointment, learned of papers that were filed late, and been ignored despite multiple phone calls and emails that I made, my opinion is that this attorney seems to know how to help a client but all too often chooses not to. My case was not important enough. I will not use his services again.
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Posted by Annie | February 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Not recommended
Things seemed to be mostly ok with my case before I went to court, other than mild reluctance to answer the phone promptly. He stopped answering my calls, emails, and texts a few weeks before my case was discharged. After my case was closed, I learned that he never filed a mortgage reaffirmation as I had requested. Now, nearly a year later, and thanks to some extra money from government stimulus checks, I finally had the money to reopen my case. I learned through my mortgage company that Mr. Van Es is no longer practicing. It was completely unprofessional of him to cut me off without explanation. He added a lot of unnecessary time, money, and stress to an already difficult time in my life.
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Posted by Casey | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Discredit to the profession
No communication after month 1. Decided to not make ammendments to our petition after having 5 weeks to do it in. Showed up to court after canceling once, and continuing another time with nothing. Horrible lawyer. Dishonest, unprofessional, seek a lawyer elsewhere. Ultimately we terminated him before our case was finished
Posted by Jerry Chatham | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avoid like the plague
My wife and her sister hired Todd Vanes aka " Todd Van Es" to see to my mother-in-laws estate. He told us it was a routine thing pretty standard. Quoted a flat rate said he'd get started right away. We paid a downpayment. Three weeks later after ignoring some communications he did what he said would be done at the end of the first week. Then he was paid the entire amount he quoted for the case. Later he talked like he was going to charge more money. He was inactive a lot. Blamed others for his short comings. Made us miss a closing date. Just one big headache after another. In the end they hired another attorney. Don't know if they will get any of their money back. Please if you need a lawyer get one that at least has an office. If they are like Todd you'll need a place to pin him down.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Reprimand issued in AR, 2021
updated on 06/21/2021

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Reprimand issued in AR, 2021
updated on 06/21/2021

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Suspension issued in AR, 2021
updated on 06/21/2021

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Caution issued in AR, 2019
updated on 11/04/2019

A caution means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was cautioned in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Van Es Law Firm, PA
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2008
  • Southwest Missouri State University
  • 2001
  • University of Arkansas
  • Financial Management
  • 1999

Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Update
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have opposed Todd on several contract negotiations and I find him to be firm yet reasonable to work with."

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Centerton Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Todd A Van Es
Todd A Van Es
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Centerton, AR
Licensed for 14 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details