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Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney

Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney Legal documents need to be fully intentional, written and signed while you are mentally capable. The onset of illness, stroke, or…

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Estate Law

Estate Law About Estate Planning Wills and trusts are the building blocks of estate planning. There are numerous considerations when crafting your legacy, and like…

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Family Law

Family Law Family Law Specializations Divorce Separate Maintenance Custody Child Support Parenting Time Division of Assets and Liabilities Due to Divorce Adoption Termination of Parental…

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Resources

How Estate Planning Can Provide Alternatives to Probate Court

Nobody wants to think of their loved ones fighting over  assets after they’re gone, or paying extraordinary taxes for a diminished inheritance. Yet often, that’s exactly what happens if there is not a clear, coherent… read more »

How to choose a lawyer 101…

You’re off to a good start. You’re researching lawyers, and have ended up at our website. As strange as it may sound, we want you to make the decision that suits you best. So here’s… read more »

Michigan Laws in Child Custody

The following excerpts highlight some of the concepts that factor into Child Custody decisions in the State of Michigan. Best Interests of the Child Parenting time shall be granted in accordance with the best interests… read more »

Child Support Laws in the State of Michigan

The following are key concepts that form the foundation of Child Support laws in the state of Michigan: Income Withholding Order An order of income withholding shall take effect immediately unless one of the following… read more »

When is it Time to Review Your Estate Plan?

One aspect of estate planning that people often forget is the very-important periodic review. Reviews provide the opportunity to check your documents to make sure they’re up to date and that laws haven’t changed. We… read more »

Michigan Divorce Property Division Laws

This excerpt describes the concepts that underpin the division of property in Michigan divorce law: Upon a divorce from the bonds of matrimony, the court may make a further judgment for restoring to either party… read more »

Advice for the Personal Representative of an Estate

If You are the Personal Representative Acting as Personal Representative of an estate won’t be an overwhelming task if you’re organized. You are legally responsible for protecting the assets of the decedent, or deceased, until the probate… read more »

General Divorce Laws in the State of Michigan

The following excerpts highlight key concepts surrounding divorce in the state of Michigan: Grounds for Divorce in Michigan Michigan is a “no-fault” divorce state. The only ground for divorce is “there has been a breakdown… read more »

Advance Directives: Planning for Medical Care in the Event of Loss of Decision-Making Ability

We all value the right to make decisions for ourselves. Whether we term this autonomy, liberty, or independence, it is central to our concept of dignity. One important area in which we exercise independence is… read more »

Michigan Alimony Laws

The following excerpts outline the concepts behind Alimony Laws in the State of Michigan: Alimony Guidelines In every action brought, either for a divorce or for a separation, the court may require either party to… read more »

Why Choose Us?

Our practice is built on the principals of prompt, professional and sound counsel to our clientele. If you’re looking for a small yet extensively experienced firm in Grand Rapids and West Michigan to give you the best possible advice and representation in family law matters and estate matters,  we’d love to talk to you. We know you want answers to your questions right away, and are quick to return your call.

Our divorce lawyers and estate lawyers serve clients throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven, and the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Montcalm, and Ionia.