Law Offices of
Erika L. Kern, Esq.
The area of family law is a complex area of the law. Family Law encompasses many issues from Child Custody, Divorce, Spousal Support among others. Michigan is an Equitable State when it comes to the division of marital assets and liabilities, that does not necessarily mean 50/50.
Our firm works
diligently to protect the legal interests of our clients. When children
are involved in the matter we fight for our clients to ensure that the
best interest of the children are protected. Erika Kern has had extensive experience with cases involving
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and will help protect the Victim from further abuse through the Court System. Our firm has the knowledge and
experience to assist you in the process..
We Offer our Clients Expert Legal Advice!
Address: 901 Huron Avenue, Suite 4, Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: (810) 294-5144
Fax: (844) 273-2096
Many legal issues do not fit neatly into one area of the law. Many legal issues involve more than one area of the Law. We will help you navigate the legal system ensuring we have addressed all of your legal needs.
Probate law encompasses
many situations, an example would be where a person is unable to care
for themselves or their
property and require the assistance of a guardian or conservator. In
these situations, the Court is charged with the duty to ensure
that the wishes of those who can't speak for themselves are carried out.
also relates to the settling of estates after the death of a loved one.
This is a stressful time and carrying out the duties of a Personal
Representative are cumbersome in some instances; we can assist in the
process and help you through this difficult time.
Landlord/Tenant Law covers a wide array of issues ranging from residential rental issues to commercial leases.Under Landlord/Tenant Law both the Landlord and Tenant have certain rights and responsibilities and when one party does not honor their responsibility then cases often end up in Court. Whether you are a Landlord or Tenant our firm is able to handle your case in an efficient manner.
Many people do not realize the importance of proper estate planning. Most people
believe that a trust is the only way to protect their assets for the next
generation. While trusts are beneficial for some they often times are not
beneficial to most of our clients.
Our office conducts a thorough interview with
our clients to ensure we are meeting their estate planning needs without
over-complicating the estate. We do offer flat fees on some estate planning
documents such as; Simple Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney, and Financial
Power of Attorney.
Laws have been created in order to ensure civil obedience and to promote the health, safety and welfare of citizens. If a law is broken then the offender can generally be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony. The classification of the crime is important for many reasons but most importantly the maximum penalty that can imposed on the offender. Felonies are generally categorized by degree with different levels of punishment associated with a particular degree.
Generally a misdemeanor is punishable by not more than one year in prison and for lesser offenses, such as traffic violations these may classified as offenses, A felony on the other hand is punishable by more than a year in prison. Even if you commit a crime, law enforcement agencies must respect your Constitutional Rights.
In the unfortunate event that you encounter the criminal legal system contact our offices to ensure your rights are protected and that you retain legal counsel.