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July 2016 Newsletter

As we celebrate our country’s independence from tyranny this month, the Piatchek Law Firm would like to help you achieve your independence from worry with our stress-free Estate Planning services. In addition, the summer vacation time provides an opportunity to work closely with our Family Law attorneys. Stay in the loop by checking out the Piatchek Law Firm around the web, and take a look at what this bird has to say about a Michigan murder case.

Estate Planning

Everyone knows they need to have a plan for their estate, but do you know how easy it is when you work with a professional Estate Planning attorney? With our customer service focused approach to Estate Planning, you can rest assured that you will be getting exactly what you need and nothing you don’t — Our unique process begins with a simple conversation, so that we can fully understand your family, the nature of your assets, your specific goals, and answer any questions you may have. Next, we explain the different strategies and legal tools we may use to protect your estate, such as wills, trusts, titling of assets, gifting, as well as power of attorney documents and health care directives. Our expert will and trust attorneys focus on helping you distribute assets as you wish, and if desired, avoid probate court entirely.

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Family Law Services

When it comes to Family Law, our attorneys are experienced handling all types of legal concerns that can affect your family, including:

  • divorce
  • child custody
  • child support
  • spousal support
  • prenuptial agreements
  • modification
  • mediation
  • adoption
  • and many other matters

Our family law attorneys handle the full spectrum of cases — simple to complicated; cooperative to contested, and anything in between. If you are facing a family law situation, whether it is a divorce, modification, or other family related matter, and regardless of whether or not you and your spouse are agreeable, you can help your situation by contacting the attorneys at our family law division to set up a time to come in to talk more and find out about your options.

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Pet Parrot May Have Witnessed Unsolved Murder

“Dont f***ing shoot” repeats Bud the parrot in Ensley Township, Michigan. Bud’s owner, Martin Duram, was found dead in home last year, shot by an unknown assailant. Duram’s parents report that the bird has a habit of repeating nearly everything its late owner says, and believes that the African gray parrot will forever be echoing Duram’s final words. If the bird really is repeating its owners last words, the question becomes to whom was he speaking? Investigators are interested in Duram’s ex-wife, who was found at the scene with a gun wound to the head, and no memory of the events that night or the three suicide notes she left for friends and relatives.

It’s unlikely the bird’s words would be admitted in court, as the evidence would be considered hearsay at best, but that doesn’t stop the family of the victim from believing that Duram died arguing in front of his bird.

You can watch a local news interview with Duram’s family here

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