6 Ways Your Concealed Pistol License Can Be Suspended

According to the Michigan State Police Concealed Pistol License (CPL) annual report for 2014-15, 1,630 CPL licenses were suspended for a wide range of reasons. The six most common grounds for suspension are explored below: in each instance, you will receive notification of the suspension at your last known address, as well as information about your right to have a timely hearing on the matter. You Are Charged Read More

A Brief Introduction to Michigan Personal Protection Orders

A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is a court order intended to stop someone from threatening you with violence or acting on those threats. If you have reason to believe that your safety or freedom are at risk, you can apply to a Michigan court for a PPO. Types of Michigan PPOs The state recognizes three categories of PPO intended to protect you from threats, stalking, harassment, and violence. Which one you Read More

Charged with a Gun Crime? 4 Things You Need to Do Immediately

In Michigan, gun charges can arise from a number of different contexts. They include but are not limited to: Carrying a concealed weapon Carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent Illegal discharge of a weapon Illegal possession of a firearm Felon in possession of a firearm Although most gun crimes are connected to other illegal activities such as armed robbery, assault, and murder, people Read More

Estate Planning 101: Where to Start with Your Will

Planning for the future of your estate is a smart move. When you leave everything until the last minute or, even worse, make no plan at all, the future of your estate will be compromised. Under Michigan state law your closest relatives will still get all property and assets, but there will be no control over who gets what. Who Can Make a Will in Michigan? Any adult over the age of eighteen with sufficient Read More

A Brief Introduction to Michigan Property Division

One of the most complicated aspects of divorce is the division of marital property. Michigan is an equitable distribution state, meaning that all qualifying property will be divided “equitably”, or fairly. It is important to remember that in this instance, “fairly” doesn’t necessarily mean “equally.” If the couple cannot come to an agreement regarding property division, the court is required to divide the marital Read More

Michigan Gun Law: A Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Your Concealed Pistol License

Both the Michigan State Constitution and the Second Amendment confirm and protect the rights of all citizens to own and bear arms. Michigan is a “shall issue” state, meaning that any person who meets certain criteria and requirements may obtain a concealed pistol license. State Requirements All concealed carry pistol license (CPL) applicants must be: 21 years of age or older Either an American citizen Read More

The Unexpected Benefits of Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement

When you decide to marry someone and share the rest of your life with that person, the thought of a prenuptial agreement sounds neither appealing nor romantic. That’s one reason why couples in love are hesitant to draw one up. Another is that society often equates ‘prenups’ with a high probability or even expectation of divorce. A third, equally prevalent assumption is that if you’re and/or your partner are not high Read More

Michigan Gun Owners: Why You Need a Gun Trust

Owning a gun in Michigan is not only a constitutional right, it is also a passion for many people. Whether you enjoy target shooting, hunting, or carry primarily for self-protection, gun ownership is important to millions of Americans. An critical component responsible gun ownership, however, is to plan out what will happen to your firearms should you die or become unable to maintain ownership of the gun. The best Read More

A Brief Introduction to Michigan Gun Laws

Both current and aspiring gun owners in Michigan have one thing in common: they need to be familiar with the state gun laws as well as regulations from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)  and federal law. Knowledge of applicable requirements, restrictions, and regulations ensures that you are not inadvertently breaking the law while exercising your constitutional right to bear arms. Gun Ownership Read More