Whether you need to resolve family legal issues, preserve assets through a trust or determine the authenticity of a will, Elliott Law delivers skillful support and advice across multiple practice areas — based on years of experience.
The term family law often focuses on families going through the challenging and life-changing process of divorce. A strong family law attorney often faces multiple challenges and related legal issues stemming from a single event or situation.
Elliott Law expertly handles numerous legal situations, including:
- Grand Rapids Collaborative Divorce
- Grand Rapids Family Law
- Grand Rapids Estate Planning
- Grand Rapids Probate and Trusts
- Grand Rapids Mediation
Grand Rapids Collaborative Divorce
Elliott Law remains dedicated to assisting families faced with the emotional challenges of divorce. A new method of handling the divorce process, called collaborative divorce, continues to gain popularity as more families move to avoid long legal battles and expensive court appearances.
This structured process allows couples to work together — guided by a team of professionals — to reach a divorce settlement in a fair, child-friendly way without going to court. Learn more about Grand Rapids collaborative divorce here.
Grand Rapids Family Law
The term family law often focuses on families going through the challenging and life-changing process of divorce. However, family law also covers issues such as adoption, child custody, prenuptial agreements, alimony and emancipation.
Because family law issues involve complicated and important family relationships, it is important to find an attorney you can trust to protect the rights of both you and your loved ones. Learn more about Grand Rapids family law here.
Grand Rapids Estate Planning
Estate plans help individuals and couples who care about how their children, family members and possessions are handled after they are gone — a group that hopefully includes most people.
Regardless of your age or the complexity of your possessions, an estate plan organizes your assets in a way that protects the needs of your family. Learn more about Grand Rapids Estate Planning here.
Grand Rapids Probate and Trusts
A trusts’ main function serves to minimize or eliminate the need for probate, which refers to the process of administering and determining the authenticity of a will, or handling the estate of a person who did not have an estate plan. The courts must appoint an executor to pay any liabilities, gather the assets and distribute them to beneficiaries.
Not just for the rich and famous, trusts offer security and peace of mind for families hailing from a wide range of financial situations. In cases where even a properly prepared will may fail to secure a smooth transfer of assets to a spouse or child — a trust remains your best option. Learn more about Grand Rapids probate and trusts here.
Grand Rapids Mediation
Many relationship disputes are so personal and emotion-driven that they require guidance from a rational, impartial third party to come to a successful resolution.
Our mediators assist individuals in coming to voluntary agreements, considering all options, clarifying the issues at hand, and reaching a workable settlement that meets everyone’s needs, all without going to court. Learn more about Grand Rapids mediation here.