Did you know that if one spouse dies without a will, and there are children from the marriage, that the surviving spouse does not get 100% of the deceased spouses estate? That is the default in Michigan, but this default can be easily overcome by having a will.
Do you have children at college? If so, you as the parent may not be allowed to make decisions for them, especially critical medical decisions. Having powers of attorney can overcome this restriction.
In just 3 years, I have served over 30 clients in drafting their "estate planning" documents including wills, trusts, financial and medical powers of attorney. I can help you, too! Call for a free consultation today.
Licensed in Michigan, the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan,
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Real estate transaction, 5.0 stars, Posted by Bob, September 28, 2016
Provided legal advice on real estate purchase agreement. Info provided in a professional, timely and concise manner that was
easily understood. Hired attorney. Guidance that I needed!
Criminal Defense, 5.0 stars Posted by Jeff, September 26, 2016
When I got into my legal trouble I didn't know what steps needed to be taken, and in which order, to properly represent myself.
The nuances of the procedures involved were tricky, and having someone on my side that understood them helped.
Clay communicated clearly and efficiently, always responding to my emails within a matter minutes usually.
We went in front of a judge two different times, and left the courtroom with the judgment desired both times.
Highly recommended attorney.
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In just the last few years I have handled over 80 criminal cases throughout West Michigan including Domestic Violence, Retail Fraud, OWI (DUI), Super Drunk, Drug use and possession, Home Invasion, Assault & Battery, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving, just to name a few.
I can FIGHT for you!
Clay is one of the most meticulous and efficient attorneys that I am grateful to say is a colleague and friend. He
prepares for each case as if he is representing a high-profile client. In that regard, you can be assured that he will
investigate every possible legal issue and file the appropriate motion or brief on your behalf. He regularly
communicates with his colleagues to benefit from their experience, which allows him to review a case from every angle.
I highly recommend this attorney.
Michael, Criminal defense Attorney, October 1, 2016, Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Clay is one of the most thorough attorneys I know and he totally commits himself to any case he takes. Therefore, I
endorse this lawyer.
Nancy, Family Attorney on Aug 28, 2015, Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Mr. Wittman and consider him a go-to guy when it comes to matters of estate planning and civil litigation.
Al, Family Attorney on Apr 28, 2014, Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Clayton E. Wittman, esq.
I served 26 years in the Active Duty US Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 2009.
I then lived out my life's dream by attending law school, where I graduated
Magna Cum Laude.
I am licensed to practice law in all state courts in Michigan, the United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
My focus is on you and your family. It is my goal to be "your family attorney", whether it is for the unexpected defense of a criminal or civil charge, or for planning for your future, and your children's future with a will or trust and powers of attorney.
Serving West Michigan in Criminal Defense, Expungments, Wills, Trusts,
Powers of Attorney, and Small Business Planning & Litigation.
Call for your FREE consultation today!