Oakland County Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate & Criminal Lawyer
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“From our quality support staff to our experienced legal professionals, our goal at Clarkston Legal is to provide excellent service at reasonable fees to the people of Michigan who need our help.”
Clarkston Legal is a full-service law firm serving the needs of individuals and families in Clarkston, Waterford and communities throughout Oakland County in the areas of divorce and family law, criminal defense, probate and estate planning, and elder law. Having a skilled and competent attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case, including whether your needs and goals are met and whether you obtain a successful result. At Clarkston Legal, we are a results-oriented law firm concentrating on providing you with excellent service and achieving outstanding outcomes that you’ll be satisfied with. Call our office in Clarkston at 248-886-6600 for a free consultation, and find out what our Oakland County divorce, estate planning & criminal lawyers can do for you.
Divorce & Family Law
Dissolving a marriage can be a difficult time because of the emotions involved, and it can be a scary time because of the change involved. We’re here for you throughout the process, from before papers are ever filed to long after in the case of post-divorce modifications of custody or support or the need for child custody or spousal support enforcement. We provide practical legal advice in all aspects of a Michigan divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony) and the division of marital property. Our Oakland County divorce lawyers are especially adept in the area of high-value marital estate division and provide technical assistance and representation in business and professional practice valuations, the division of retirement assets, the division of closely-held businesses, and more.
Our comprehensive family law practice encompasses separation, divorce mediation and collaboration, and specialized issues such as bankruptcy and taxation issues in divorce. We’re also available for prenuptial agreements, paternity actions, adoption, personal protection orders and more. Whatever your family law needs, you’ll find dedicated, successful and compassionate family law attorneys waiting to help you.
Getting arrested is a frightening and intimidating process for most people, due mainly to fear of the unknown and a feeling of helplessness at the hands of the police, prosecutors and other aspects of law enforcement and the justice system. It seems like everyone knows what’s going on but you. Police and prosecutors foster this impression so you’ll rely on them for advice and plead guilty to the offense charged in order to avoid a harsh punishment. But you may actually have defenses available to you, and you may not even be guilty of the charges filed against you.
With Clarkston Legal on your side, you’ll have the benefit of former prosecutors and long-time criminal defense attorneys who know as much or more about the law as the police and prosecutors on the other side. We’ll make sure you understand your situation, know what to expect and are informed about your options so you can make smart decisions in your own best interest.
We handle the full range of Oakland County felonies, misdemeanors and civil infractions from assaultive crimes to white collar crimes, from OWI to domestic violence, from robbery to homicide and more. A conviction can result in fines, jail time, the loss of a license and more, and a criminal record can hurt your chances for a good job, a good education, decent housing and credit, and more. Make your first call after an arrest be to Clarkston Legal, and we’ll get right to work on obtaining the best outcome possible in your situation.
Probate and Estate Planning
Your estate plan should be as unique as you are. At Clarkston Legal, our Michigan estate planning attorneys take the time to sit down with you, understand your needs and goals, and explain your options. We’ll draft the right set of simple wills, living trusts and powers of attorney to ensure that your needs are met during your lifetime and that your loved ones are taken care of after you are gone. We’re also here for guardianship and conservatorship matters and specialized areas such as post-divorce estate planning.
We’re happy to meet with you in your home to discuss your needs or those of your aging parents. We help our clients engage in critical long-term care planning and Medicaid planning, and we’re here to help you enroll in Medicare or secure vital benefits such as Social Security. Call to set up your free consultation, and don’t forget to ask about our discount for AARP members.
Our Oakland County Lawyers are Here for Your Family Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning or Elder Law Needs
Call Clarkston Legal at 248-886-6600 for a free consultation on your important legal needs. We’re here for you when you need us, with a commitment to providing our clients with excellent service at reasonable rates. Whatever legal issues you’re dealing with, our Oakland County divorce, estate planning & criminal lawyers will find a solution that works for you.