Address220 W. Main Street Ionia, MI 48846
“I have been pleased with the way [Cheryl Chadwick] handled my case. She treated me very fairly, explained everything very well and was willing to do extra to put me at ease about the situation. I’m very grateful.”
“Pat Duff has always been a trusted friend when addressing our legal issues for our family. A class act all the way!”
“We are very happy with Tom Chadwick and the work he has done for us. We refer all of our friend to him ”
“Pat [Duff] is the best. He goes over and above what he has to in order to help his clients. He gives clear advice on the case and he is not only the best lawyer I’ve ever had, he is a friend. Thanks Pat.”
“Tom [Chadwick] assisted us in will preparation and revising previous documents. We were pleased with the amount of time Tom took in explanation of terms and processes. He was very thorough in his explanations and helped us clearly understand what our documents meant. We would definitely work with Tom in the future and are comfortable with referring him to our family and friends for services.”
“Mr. Duff prepared our will and made the entire experience as easy and quick as it could be. He did an excellent job explaining the many scenarios so that we could make an informed decision. We certainly appreciate all his help and his assistant is also wonderful. She was a pleasure to work with.”
“Tom [Chadwick] was great. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. He answered all our questions clear and concise. He was very professional but did so on a personal level.”
“It was truly a pleasure! Professional, personable and detail oriented. Asking all the right questions to assure our work would be completed in full and with accuracy.” Patrick Lorvo
“I received the help I needed from Tom Chadwick to fill out my Power of Attorney. He explained it in a language I could understand and went over any questions I had.” Jane Riker
“Cheryl Chadwick is always to the point. If I did not understand something she would take the time to explain it to me. She never hurried me at an appointment. She was thorough with what I needed to give her. She is people friendly! And she smiled a lot! I never felt like she held me beneath her.”
“Mr. Duff handled my Mother’s estate. He answered all of our questions and was very helpful. The office staff was very good also. Thanks very much.”
The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our attorneys assist clients in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise clients about directors' and officers' liability, dissolution, reorganization, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders' rights.
At Duff, Chadwick and Associates, our attorneys have experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing all types of contracts, whether commercial or private. We have experience with contracts involving sales, leases, real estate, and employment and can help you avoid future legal problems through proper drafting and by explaining your contractual rights.
Our firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases including minor infractions, misdemeanors, drunk driving, drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, embezzlement, sex offenses, arson, and juvenile offenses.
Our attorneys represent creditors in state court proceedings, helping them to obtain judgements against debtors and enforcing them. We help clients collect their money by filing liens, attachments, garnishments and seizures. We also have experience in protecting the rights of debtors facing collections, repossession and garnishments.
We handle a variety of estate planning matters, including planning for the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, choosing guardians for minor children, and avoiding state taxes and probate. We also draft other estate planning documents, including powers of attorney and patient advocate designations. Our attorneys give clients the information to make informed decisions for their specific estate plans.
Over the years, the definition of Family Law has expanded and now covers more than just the termination of a marriage. Our firm provides clients with pre-marital planning for such things as property settlements, preservation of an estate for family members unrelated by marriage, and child custody issues. We also handle a full range of other Family Law matters including those involving adoption, divorce, separation, premarital agreements, collaborative divorce, mediation, paternity, child support and post-judgement issues.
Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury, real estate, employment claims, contract disputes, family law and commercial matters, and business matters.
We represent both commercial clients and individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property, including purchases and sales, for sale by owner transactions, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, landlord/tenant issues, leases, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management.
We attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement or compromise between disputing parties by being an objective neutral party. We can mediate the following types of disputes and issues: Business/Land, Landlord/Tenant, Divorce/Custody/Parenting time, Employer/Employee, Community Groups, Agricultural, Educational, etc.
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