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The attorneys at Serafini, Michalowski, & Derkacz are proud of our successful record of serving clients throughout Michigan with experienced, personalized legal service for over 20 years in a broad variety of transactional and litigation matters. Over this lengthy period, we have assisted and represented clients in matters involving:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Law, including business formation and planning
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Long- and Short-term Disability
  • Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning
  • Veteran’s Benefits (non-service connected benefits)
  • Family Law, and
  • Other General Litigation matters

No matter what issue you have, every member of our attorney staff is prepared to give your case the attention it deserves, and bring to it the full range of his or her experience, knowledge, and dedication.

We Handle Every One of Our Client’s Cases as Though it is the Single Focus of Our Litigation Practice

No matter what your needs may be in the area of civil law, chances are, one of our attorneys has the right experience to knowledgably advise you on the specifics of your situation.

For long-term disability claims, for example, we will step in immediately to professionally evaluate exactly what your policy is supposed to provide and what the law requires. We will review your claim documents and get to the bottom of why the insurer is not satisfying the claim. From there, we will develop a strategy to make sure that you obtain all that you are entitled to. If necessary, we will involve your treating physician to validate your claim to benefits, as well as your employer and/or co-workers, who often have first-hand knowledge of your inability to perform your job functions.

For elder law assistance, we can help clients plan for the inevitable or plan for an unexpected event, to make sure they do not lose everything they have in trying to care for themselves or their spouse, to maintain their homes and/or to protect other assets. We know how hard it is to keep up with changes in the law, particularly when it comes to matters like Medicaid and other government programs, including Veteran’s Administration (VA) benefits like aid and attendance. We can help you decipher the details, as well as help you plan for your own or your parents future, to give you all the peace of mind you need.

For small businesses, we can advise clients on the steps they need to take in order to successfully incorporate, to obtain a taxpayer identification number, or to jump through any of the other legal hoops that may be necessary to successfully set up a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. We can provide advice and assistance in drawing up contracts, corporate bylaws, partnership agreements, and other documents that will protect our clients down the road from the headaches and lawsuits that can often accompany running a business without proper planning. The last thing you need is to achieve the success you have dreamed of, only to discover that you have exposed yourself to losing the benefits and rewards of a business you have worked so hard to build.

For personal injury clients, we can help with injuries from auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice, wrongful death, construction accidents, or any other personal injury. We can assist clients with employment-related injuries that must be processed through Worker’s Compensation, or where a short- or long-term disability insurance claim is appropriate. Our attorneys are prepared to be aggressive in helping you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled under the law in cases involving negligent or intentional injuries.

In the area of Family Law, our attorneys can advise, assist, and represent clients in divorces and custody issues. In this highly emotional setting, we will sit down with you to help you evaluate the issues that need to be resolved, establish goals, and set up a strategy that is aimed at achieving those goals efficiently and effectively, without undue contention—or undue cost, either financially or emotionally. We will help you to understand how the law works, and what you can expect—not only according to Michigan divorce and family law, but based on the local practices of your county circuit court and the predilections of the family law judge who is assigned to your case. We will stand by your side to help you get past this difficult process and focus on your long-terms goals and well-being.

Whatever your needs are in the legal arena, the attorneys at Serafini, Michalowski, & Derkacz look forward to helping you. If you need legal advice, assistance, or representation in a civil matter, contact us today toll-free at (866) 529-3537, or contact us online.