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Law Offices of Michael D. Finley, Esq.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Protection when you need it

We have assisted clients with defense against a variety of criminal charges. Our services in this realm include detailed review and analysis of the allegations in the criminal complaint and police report, settlements, motions, hearings, and trials. 

Business and Entertainment

Assistance with your business and entertainment business needs

We have experience with forming and reviewing contracts, forming businesses (sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLC's, corporations, collaborations, etc.), doing Fictitious Business names, and more. Entertainment issues are often very similar, with their own unique twist and requirements. Collaboration agreements, copyrighting or registering artistic works, business formations, submissions of artistic works, are all within our experience. 

Family Law

Everything you might need in the Family Law field

Our broadest field of experience is family law. This includes divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal support a.k.a. alimony, property division, step-parent adoptions, juvenile dependency (DCFS cases), domestic violence restraining orders, prenuptial agreements (a.k.a. premarital agreements) and more. We can guide you and assist you through these processes. In addition, our experience (current and past practice) in additional fields has given us the ability to understand how to address other issues in this field, such as entertainment law issues for the parents and children, business issues, and criminal issues that may have an impact on your family law case.

Real Property Issues

Deeds, transfers, and battles

We have experience in preparing deeds and other transfers, addressing conflicts regarding real property, and business transactions relating to real property. 

Personal Injury & Other Losses

Seeking compensation for your damages

We know how to seek compensation for your damages to your person or property, insurance disputes, homeowner losses, etc. We provide a half hour free consultation and will explain how we are compensated for assisting you. 

Probate, Trusts, Wills, and Estates

Preparing for and dealing with the unthinkable

We can prepare your will, living trust, and advance health care directive. When a loved one passes away, we can help you administer a trust, open an estate, or address grievances regarding mishandling of estate funds by the executor, administrator, and/or trustee.