Bankruptcy Law Services
Elder Law & Estate Planning Services
Family Law Services
We help clients file for Chapter 7, commonly known as a liquidation bankruptcy. All unsecured debts are discharged, and you start with a clean slate.
Our law firm helps individuals file for Chapter 13, otherwise known as the repayment plan bankruptcy. A portion of your debts are paid back over a three- to five-year plan, and the remainder is discharged at the end of the plan.
If you are underwater in your mortgage, you may have a few options to prevent foreclosure. One option may be bankruptcy.
Help with bankruptcy myths
Learn the truth about some of the most common bankruptcy misconceptions.
Stop creditor harassment
If you are continually being harassed by creditors, bankruptcy will stop the continuous calls. As soon as you file the petition, harassment stops. Talk to our attorney about how we can help.
Stop wage garnishments
Garnishments occur when a judgment is filed against you by a creditor and they collect a portion of your wages through your paycheck. You should speak to a bankruptcy lawyer about your legal options to stop wage garnishments.
We are here to help you understand the available benefits if you are a U.S. veteran. Many individuals do not seek out the benefits that they are entitled to, and we can assist them with this process.
Medicaid / nursing home planning
If you have experienced a recent crisis or an elderly loved one is developing a condition that requires a nursing home, we can help you plan ahead for the future through Medicaid planning or by making arrangements for a nursing home.
We handle a wide range of probate litigation matters, including will contests, trust and inheritance disputes, breach of fiduciary duties and creditor issues.
We tailor our legal services to meet each individual’s estate planning needs, including services in regard to wills, trusts, living wills, life insurance, irrevocable trusts and in probate avoidance.
Probate and estate administration
Our law firm provides full-service representation and will assist you with all aspects of the administration of an estate, including issues with creditors, marshalling estate assets, preparing documentation and preparing tax forms.
Asset protection / trust planning
In order to fully secure your assets, it is important you work with an attorney in order to create the appropriate protection plan for your needs. We offer services in trust planning and forms of asset protection.
Special needs planning
Planning for children and adults with special needs is a necessary step to take in order to ensure that your loved ones are protected. We can help minimize any tax implications and assist you in choosing a plan that best fits your needs.
We represent clients in both contested and uncontested divorces. We also handle collaborative law (mediation) matters.
Custody and visitation
Our Grand Rapids child custody lawyer advocates for moms and dads in matters involving custody and parenting time.
It is important you have a knowledgeable attorney handling your child support matters. We are very familiar with the guidelines and will fully advocate for you, whether you are receiving support payments or are required to pay them.
Our firm helps individuals going through a divorce with spousal support (alimony) matters. This is determined based on a number of factors, including the length of the marriage.
Change of location / domicile
If you are thinking about moving, you will need to petition for a change of domicile in order to bring your children. We represent those petitioning for changes, as well as individuals fighting against the petition.
Property and asset division
We have the knowledge, tools and resources necessary to make certain your assets are divided properly in a divorce.
We represent men and women in modification matters, including changes to child support, spousal support, and custody and visitation.