Experienced Michigan Attorneys Protect Your Rights
David P. Grunow and Matthew A. Zick of Grunow & Associates PLLC, located in Flat Rock serving the communities of Downriver, Detroit, Monroe, and Southeast Michigan, offers the talents of seasoned attorneys and a skilled paralegal staff to help you weather the storm of legal issues.
Will and testament — power of attorney — trust — elder care
Grunow & Associates PLLC assists clients in Downriver Detroit and southeast Michigan with preserving wealth for future generations. Our clients come to us through word-of-mouth referrals and many are the children of longtime clients. When necessary, we’ll visit your home if you can’t make it to our office.
Estate planning — We’ll sit down with you to learn about your specific situation and recommend a tailored approach, considering revocable trusts, medical directives, powers of attorney, and other aspects of a comprehensive estate plan to protect you and your assets. The decisions are always yours.
If you own a business, we can also help you plan for succession.
Trust and probate administration — After a loved one passes, we’ll help you navigate through the maze of probate court or assist you with administration of trusts. If disputes arise among estate executors, beneficiaries or other parties, we have the skill and experience to advocate for your rights and protect the intent of your loved one’s will or estate plan, whether expressed through a Last Will and Testament or a revocable trust.
Elder law — We help families deal with planning for both long- and short-term issues when loved ones are no longer able to make healthcare and financial decisions for themselves. We assist with:
When you are charged with a criminal offense your freedom and liberty are at stake. Do not go into court unprepared. The experienced and highly skilled attorneys at Grunow & Associates PLLC can present your best defense. We handle all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, including:
OWI/OWVI - Drunk driving: The penalties for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Michigan have significantly increased during the past several years. For a first-time offense, an individual could be ordered to spend up to 93 days in jail; pay up to $500 in fines, plus court costs; pay mandatory driver responsibility fees; and perform 360 hours of community service. The court may decide to immobilize your vehicle and/or order ignition interlock during probation. Penalties even increase in severity for offenses involving a high-BAC (.17 percent or greater) or for repeat offenses.
Sex offenses — If convicted of criminal sexual conduct, your life will change. You will have to register as a sex offender, a label you will not be able to shake off. It can affect your job, your family and your comfort in the community where you live. And, then there’s jail time. Contact Grunow & Associates PLLC to get legal advice on your best course of action.
Probation violations — The purpose of probation is to allow a convicted criminal to re-enter society. When granted the privilege of probation, you must meet a variety of conditions, including:
- Obtaining authorization or informing your probation officer of a change in residence
- Keeping appointments with your probation officer
- Remaining in Michigan unless your probation officer permits you to leave
- Completing any court-ordered programs
- Appearing in court for scheduled appointments
Failure to comply with these conditions, failing a drug or alcohol test, getting arrested for new crimes and associating with a known criminal are also grounds for revoking probation. At Grunow & Associates PLLC, we defend your rights and represent you during your violation hearing.
Domestic violence — Assaulting and battering a spouse, a former spouse, a member of the household, someone you’ve dated, or someone with whom you’ve had a child can be a misdemeanor crime, punishable by imprisonment and fines. Penalties grow more severe if you have been previously convicted of domestic violence. Get the counsel you need to protect your liberty.
In Michigan, there are special procedures that must be followed to reinstate your driver's license. At Grunow & Associates, we apply an experienced, comprehensive approach that includes gathering necessary evidence, evaluation, filing for a hearing, preparing testimony and representation at the hearing. If your license has been revoked due to drunk driving or drug-related convictions, Grunow & Associates can help you get back on the road.
When a marriage dissolves or when you need protection against assault from a spouse, significant other or family member, the compassionate Michigan family law attorneys at Grunow & Associates PLLC can help. We understand the sensitive and emotional nature of the decisions that must be made immediately and for the future.
Divorce — The dissolution of a marriage can be one of the most emotionally fraught times in a person’s life. Yet, there are important decisions that must be made about property division, children and support. We step you through the divorce process, explain what you can expect and protect your rights along the way.
Child support — Typically, the non-custodial parent pays child support, which is calculated according to Michigan state guidelines based on net income, number of children and other factors. We work with you so you can understand the likely outcome of the court’s decision.
Child custody — Michigan courts base their decisions about child custody on the child’s best interest, although the state encourages joint custody. The non-custodial parent usually receives parenting time. A variety of factors apply as the court makes its decision. At Grunow & Associates PLLC, we help you understand these factors so you are prepared to deal with the outcome.
Property division — In Michigan, marital property, that is, assets and debts acquired during your marriage, will be divided equitably upon divorce. Equitably means fairly, not equally. Often, there is contention about this division of property. We help you understand the process and advocate for your rights throughout, to ensure you receive fair treatment.
Alimony/spousal support — Many factors apply in a Michigan court deciding to grant spousal support, including the length of the marriage, the character and past conduct of both spouses, and the needs and health of each spouse.
Domestic violence — If you have been suffering — physically, emotionally, sexually or financially — at the hands of your spouse, a former spouse, a person you dated, the other parent of your child, or someone in your household, you need protection. Domestic violence is a crime, a misdemeanor punishable by jail time and/or fine. Do not suffer in silence. Seek legal help and safety from further abuse.
When you need legal counsel to structure a new business or resolve disputes that impede your success, Grunow & Associates PLLC lends its more than 54 years of combined legal experience to help.
Our attorneys assist you with determining the best structure to adopt when forming your new business, carefully considering the benefits and drawbacks, including tax consequences, of each. We file all appropriate papers with the Michigan courts in a timely and efficient manner.
As Michigan business litigators, we apply our negotiating skills inside and outside the courtroom to clear legal obstacles such as partner or shareholder disputes from your path to success.
Serving and representing legal needs of the Downriver community
Located in Flat Rock, Michigan, Grunow & Associates PLLC has 55 years of combined legal experience helping individuals, families and businesses in southeast Michigan. Call us at 734.782.3277 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We are proud members and participating attorneys of the ARAG® Attorney Network and AARP® Legal Services Network.
Serving and representing legal needs of the Downriver and Metro Detroit communities of Flat Rock, Riverview, Southgate, Grosse Ile, Wyandotte, Trenton, Woodhaven, Monroe, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Taylor, River Rouge, Ecorse, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, New Boston, Brownstown, Westland, Inkster, Melvindale, Detroit, Wayne County and Monroe County