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Probate • Trusts • Wills • criminal • real estate • family law • Employment law
Advocating for Metro Detroit since 1990
Headquartered in Livonia with a satellite office Downriver in Trenton and in the heart of Dearborn, The Coleman Justice Center represents clients all over the Metro Detroit Area and throughout the State of Michigan. Along with our criminal division and our family law department, our firm specializes in all Elder Law including Wills and Trusts, Probate, Medicaid Planning and Long Term Care. We will not only protect the assets that you have worked so hard to earn during your lifetime but we’ll also make sure that you have the proper planning in place for after your death. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns. Our attorneys have been practicing for over 25-years and started during Michigan’s change over from the Revised Probate Code to the Estate and Protected Individuals Code which is now the controlling law in the State of Michigan. We’re on the pulse of developments in all the practice areas listed above and have monitored their evolution to form our own legal approaches—all to give you exceptional advice that will last for years to come. Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.
Areas of Practice
PROBATE, TRUSTS, WILLS,
ESTATE PLANNING & Tax issues
25 years of experience drafting hundreds of estate plans tailored to your specific needs. Our expertise includes the drafting of wills and complex trusts, examining inheritance and income tax ramifications and asset management. We are also highly skilled in drafting Powers Of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives and Beneficiary Deeds (Lady-Bird Deeds) along with guardianships and conservatorships where they are necessary. We've handled contested probate matters challenging everything from the testator's capacity to sign a will to personal property disputes. We've worked directly on hundreds of these cases with in-court experience managing probate estates and trust administration. Managing Partner and Lead Litigator Judy Coleman has managed a staff of attorneys assigned to such cases and personally prosecuted numerous contested probates matters.
Protect your clients with advice and guidance on recent developments from Michigan’s most knowledgeable Medicaid professionals. Advise clients considering whether to purchase a partnership long-term care policy. Draft deed and trusts which meet all your medicaid planning needs. Work effectively with hospital discharge planners and to find nursing care options, home health-aids and alternatives to long term care.
REAL ESTATE (RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL) LANDLORD / TENANT
Real estate litigation experience of 25 years. Real estate & property tax and how it relates to assets, zoning, boundary disputes, foreclosures, bankruptcies, landlords, estate planning asset, and personal and business contracts and agreements.
Practicing family law requires a tough uncompromising attorney who can also be caring and compassionate. The Coleman Justice Center employs those attorneys. Family law matters always contain complex, emotional issues with long term effects. It is crucial to have an experienced and assertive attorney who can accomplish the client's goals quickly. Negotiations in these situations can be difficult. Using one of the attorneys at The Coleman Justice Center with their clear and concise approach to family law matters allows you to be fully armed with legal back up and find a compromise that will work for your whole family.
POST DIVORCE MATTERS
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
We zealously represent our clients in all types of criminal matters with an extremely high success rate. There are some criminal records that can never be expunged in Michigan and so it's important to get the right attorney the first time. Not getting proper representation can cost you more money in the long run. It is not worth risking jail time with court-appointed counselor of attorneys with lesser experience not to mention the stress, time and an entry on your permanent record for life. The Coleman Justice Center has many, many years and 100's of criminal cases behind them with many very happy clients.
CIVIL / GENERAL LITIGATION
(INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONTRACTORS)
Civil & general litigation experience of 25 years of concentrated experience in litigation particularly involving the following:
BANKRUPTCIES (Chapter 7 & 14)
GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION
Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.