The goal of our Business Law Team is to protect and grow your business assets and your individual wealth. We can help you start a business, open an LLC, buy real estate, negotiate contracts, and plan for business succession. We also include a unique service, Professional Collection Solutions, wherein we shoulder the burden of collecting overdue accounts receivables for our business clients.
Our Family Law Team guides clients through difficult times: Divorce, Child Custody, Guardianship, Conservatorship, and probating a loved-one's estate.
Our Life-Care Planning Team brings together expertise in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Government Benefits (SSA and VA), and Long-Term Care Planning. This team includes an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney, Social Security/Disability and Medicaid Benefits specialists, and a VA-certified attorney. Whether you need a simple will, assistance in appealing a disability denial, information about the Aid & Attendance benefit, or need to negotiate caregiver solutions, we can help.
Our business and commercial litigation attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters of importance to business owners and CEO's. Our Litigation Team covers both civil and business litigation that focus on state as well as federal proceedings. We represent individual and business clients throughout West Michigan.
Tax Resolution Specialists is a client team devoted to helping individuals and businesses resolve problems due to unpaid taxes.
Our Personal Injury and Insurance Law Team has more than 25 years of experience representing individuals in accident cases involving serious injuries and death. They are also well equipped to successfully resolve the insurance coverage disputes that can arise out of these types of complex cases.
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Plachta, Murphy Veterans Scholarships Program
The law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C., understands the obstacles and concerns that are presented to our community’s veterans that now dedicate themselves to a new cause—obtaining a degree. One of the biggest problems faced is the cost of tuition, books, and the cost of living. Many vets will pull full time duty with work, raise a family, and then attend classes in the evening. In an effort to support our student veterans with the rising costs of college tuition and to honor their dedication to their country, the law firm of Plachta, Murphy & Associates, P.C. announces its inaugural Veterans Scholarships Program. Plachta, Murphy & Associates’ goal is to provide Veterans with assistance in funding their higher education. Any veteran attending a local West Michigan college or university may be eligible for our scholarship. There are certain qualifications for eligibility.
Applicant must be attending a Michigan college or university
Provide copy of student ID
Must be a veteran of the US Armed Forces with Honorable Discharge
Submit copy of DD 214
Must be Michigan resident and provide a copy of State Identification
Application (see below for application contact)
A brief essay (300-500 words) on why you joined the military, how it affected your life, and what your plans are after graduation.
There will be two scholarships offered annually and are one-time only scholarship awards per person. Veterans that are interested in applying need to fit the criteria above. Both scholarships will be decided by a panel of community veteran advocates. Application deadline is July 31st and scholarships will be awarded on August 31st, 2013. Each Scholarship award is for $500 and will be given directly to the veteran.
For more information, contact Jeremy M. Johnson at 616-458-3994 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If an individual dies with a will but not a trust, the children would be legally entitled to their proportionate share of their parents' estate at the age of 18. A trust allows parents to rule from the grave and dictate how and when assets are distributed to their children.