Divorce and Family Law
With over 80 years combined experience, we provide guidance and advice to our divorce/family law clients. We will act as your advocate in all matters, including custody, visitation, alimony, child support and the equitable division of assets and debts.
Estate Planning, Elder Law and Planning for Special Needs
We will provide you with advice on how to simplify your estate and avoid unnecessary payment of estate or inheritance taxes. Irrevocable and revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, wills, prenuptial agreements, living wills and financial and medical powers of attorney can be drafted to establish your estate planning. We can assist you with special planning related to the needs of eldercare and long term care planning. We also can assist you in planning for persons with disabilities and special needs.
We provide complete real estate services from the drafting of Buy/Sell Agreements to the review of closing packages, drafting of leases, deeds, construction, zoning, farm use and planning, environmental issues, land contracts, easements, Landlord/Tenant relations, and all other real estate-related issues.
We are experienced with all of the different types of probate which are available in Michigan including informal probate, supervised probate and expedited probate for small estates.
Business Law, Tax Planning and Non-Profit Organizations
We are experienced with buying and selling businesses, starting up new businesses, contract negotiations/contract drafting, formation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and business and personal tax planning. In addition, we are available to represent nonprofit organizations, schools, and churches.
We can help you with foreclosures; land contract forfeitures; landlord/tenant cases; collection of overdue accounts; breach of contract lawsuits.
Drunk Driving and Criminal Matters
Attorneys of the firm can represent you if you are charged with a misdemeanor crime such as drunk driving, domestic assault, or theft crimes. It is therefore very important to fully understand the charges against you, and all potential consequences of a guilty plea or finding in order to make the best decisions as your case proceeds.
Our firm represents primarily residential and commercial landlords, management companies, and commercial tenants with all aspects of Landlord/Tenant Relations, including resolving complex landlord/tenant disputes; non-payment and termination for cause actions; lease drafting; negotiations; and litigation.
Our firm represents small and the “single-family” home owner; large residential apartment complex owners; management companies; and mobile home park complexes. Our practice is concentrated in the Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan Counties.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
We represent persons who have been seriously injured or who have died due to the negligence of another person.