December 2014
  1. December 17 Coming Events


    Jan. 20: Handling Property Division and Spousal Support Issues, 9 a.m-5 p.m., The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth. Cosponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and Institute for Continuing Legal Education (6.25 CLE). These issues are often hotly contested and difficult to resolve - learn how to effectively approach such issues as determining what property is available and how to set a value for it, drafting documents for enforceability, and recognizing what support orders are modifiable and for what grounds. Thomas Saxe of Rhoades McKee is a speaker. The basic cost is $195 but there are discounts available. To register, visit

    Jan. 21: Ask-a-Lawyer: Bankruptcy, 6-7 p.m.,  Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street N.E. The Grand Rapids Bar Association and the Grand Rapids Public Library are hosting four Ask-a-Lawyer programs from November to May, where individuals have the opportunity to ask attorneys about general legal issues. Each presentation includes an overview of the featured area of law, followed by a question and answer period. The January presentation will be on bankruptcy, given by James Oppenhuizen of Keller and Almassian. For more information, contact Mieke Stoub,, 616-454-5550 ext. 109. All Ask-a-Lawyer programs are free and open to the public.

    Jan. 22: Grand Rapids Bar Association Probate Section Meeting, 12:00-1:30 p.m., University Club, 111 Lyon N.W., Grand Rapids.  Panel Discussion of Michigan's Amended Property Tax Uncapping Legislation - New Opportunities and Cautions. This Probate Section Meeting welcomes Christopher Caldwell, Varnum; Jeffrey Ammon, Miller Johnson; and   Todd Simpson, Warner Norcross & Judd.?Lunch available for $16. Section meetings are open to GRBA members only.  For more information: Debbie Kurtz  or 616-454-5550 ext. 101. To register visit