Divorce and Matrimonial

General Civil Litigation

Probate Law

Guardian & Conservatorship

Estate Planning

Pre-Nuptial &
Post-Nuptial Agreements

Residential and Commercial Real Estate




Probate is the court supervised process in which a deceased person’s assets are transferred to the beneficiaries listed in his or her will.
The entire probate process can be very complicated and frustrating for individuals who do not know what to expect and are unaccustomed to fulfilling their obligations.
Add that for many people the probate process occurs during a highly emotional time and there may be many questions regarding your rights, responsibilities and what to expect.
Michigan probate attorney Paul Sarnacki and staff will assist you in tracking down all the estate assets, giving notice to creditors, dealing with creditors and the distribution of assets to the proper beneficiaries.

Estate Planning

Mr. Sarnacki has extensive experience in estate planning and probate,  as well as Wills, Trusts and Estates.
While representing individuals, businesses and families, Sarnacki Law aims to plan in a tax advantaged manner family business succession planning, the disposition or distribution of property upon death and the management of property in the event of incapacity. This can be accomplished through various methods including Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Children’s Trusts, Generation-Skipping Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and other charitable split-interest trusts, as well as other estate planning vehicles and techniques including non-probate assets (i.e., insurance, IRAs, pension plans and jointly held property).
The expense and complexities associated with probate can be enormous; with Mr. Sarnacki’s experience, Sarnacki Law can effectively and efficiently handle any probate or trust administration which may arise.

Guardian & Conservatorship

Guardianship is when one person’s rights are taken away and given to another person. A court takes away the rights of one person, called the Ward, and gives them to another person, called the Guardian. Since guardianship involves the taking away of a person’s rights, our office and the courts treat guardianship as a last resort. There are, however, some people who can no longer take care of themselves, who will not cooperate with family or friends, and who did not do legal planning in advance of their incapacity.
Examples may include a sick person who can no longer cook or clean but who refuses to get assistance; or an Alzheimer’s victim who is susceptible to being taken advantage of by unscrupulous business persons or even friends or family; or a nursing home resident who absolutely needs to be there but who refuses to stay. If the court finds that these people lack the capacity or ability to do the necessary acts for their everyday living, the court may appoint a guardian to do those things for them.
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General Civil Litigation

Criminal and civil have the same fundamental process; parties present their argument to a judge in their state or federal court. Then the judge analyzes the evidence presented to the court, and the judge issues a decision based on that evidence. The distinction between the two is that civil cases involve disputes between private parties or businesses.

Civil litigation refers to the non-criminal legal process in which one or more parties sues another in court. The parties may be individuals, businesses or the government. In this type of case, the plaintiff(s) seeks compensation or other damages from the defendant(s), usually through monetary damages or awards.

Sarnacki Law represents our clients across a variety of associated proceedings, including pre-trial hearings, depositions, settlement conferences, as well as mediation and arbitration. The mediation and arbitration processes are geared toward aiding the two parties in reaching a settlement rather than investing the additional time and expense of going to court.

Commercial & Residential
Real Estate Law

 Real estate law involves a person’s right relating to the ownership and possession of land, buildings or structures on land (including those materials beneath the land’s surface, such as minerals and oil, and the area above the land’s surface). Real estate is sometimes referred to as real property in order to distinguish it from personal property, which is movable property. A common stumbling block for many consumers entering the real estate market is the number of unfamiliar terms used to describe the various possessory and ownership interests a person can have. That is why a Real Estate Attorney is needed to help define the complexities of the different transactions.

Commercial Real Estate Attorney 
Commercial Property Buyers and Sellers:
We will work with you to ensure every aspect of your real estate transaction is completed in a timely manner from the initial review and preparation of your purchase agreement to the preparation and closing the transaction. 

Real Estate Attorney Services:
* Foreclosures
* Homeowners Association Law
* Landlord and Tenant Law
* Condominium Law
* Construction
* Property Rights
* Eminent Domain
* Mortgage Law
* Property Taxes

Residential Real Estate Law
Residential property is property which is zoned for single-family homes, multi-family apartments, townhouses, condominiums, and/or co-ops.
Buying your own place can be a very exciting time. It can also be a very confusing time.  Whether it’s help with your inspection, purchase agreement, title and title insurance, deed, mortgage, or closing, Mr. Sarnacki will be there to make sure every step is as smooth as possible. Call or email us today for your free consultation*.

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