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The Charter Township of West Bloomfield is often referred to as the lake township of Oakland County for its numerous small and medium sized lakes. West Bloomfield is home to 65,000 Michigan residents who enjoy being in the Detroit Metropolitan Area and enjoy access to great shopping and local municipalities.
A number of lawyers call West Bloomfield home and are familiar with local courts. Lawyers in West Bloomfield take a wide range of cases including automobile injury, green card immigration, child custody, DUI, and bankruptcy cases among others.
Recently, Alan Ralsky of West Bloomfield took a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering after making $3 million trading in and out of Chinese stocks on U.S. exchanges. U.S. District Court in Detroit summoned Ralsky after a long investigation; officials said that he was once the world’s most notorious sender of illegal spam mail.
If you have a lawsuit to file in West Bloomfield, you’re most likely to file with the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills or the Oakland County Circuit Court. District courts in Michigan take tort, contract, ordinance violation, and preliminary criminal hearing cases in addition to real property and small claims cases which have $25,000 and $3,000 limits respectively. Circuit Courts in Michigan take most cases but have exclusive jurisdiction over domestic relations cases like divorce and child support, probate, mental health, and civil trial court appeals.
With any case it’s important to consult a pre-certified lawyer who is familiar with local court procedures; the best way to find a West Bloomfield lawyer is through LegalMatch. There are forums on nearly every legal issue if you want to learn more about your specific legal issue. If you’re ready to get started, check out our tips on selecting the best lawyer for your case.
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