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Neil Colman

Neil Colman

Providing conscientious and effective legal representation for 43 years. Experie
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence...
  • Michigan, Michigan
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Summary

Admitted to the practice of law in 1971 and formed the Law Firm of Colman and Goodman, P.C. in 1974 in the Sterling Heights/Utica communities of Macomb County, Michigan. In August 2015 Colman Law Center, PLLC was established. It is a law office dedicated to the general practice of law with an emphasis in the area of family law encompassing, but not limited to, divorce, custody, parenting time, It child/spousal support and change of residence. Neil M. Colman has rendered skillful and conscientious representation for clients throughout Southeastern Michigan for more than 45 years. Other areas of practice include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, injury claims, dui/dwi and traffic offenses, and criminal defense. Experience Is the Difference.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Michigan
Education
Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School)
J.D. / Law
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Wayne State University
B.A. / Social Sciences
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Awards
Super Lawyer - Family Law
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer - Family Law
Super Lawyers
Top Contributor/Divorce
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Super Lawyer - Family Law
Super Lawyers
Top Contributor/Divorce
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Super Lawyer - Family Law
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer - Family Law
Super Lawyers
Rating 10.0 (Superb) Top Divorce Attorney
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar # 12080
Member
Current
Macomb County Bar Association
Member
Current
State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section
Past Chair of MI Family Law Journal & Nomination Committee
Current
16th Judicial Circuit Court
Case Evaluator, Divorce Mediator/Facilitator
Current
State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
Panel Member
- Current
Oakland County Bar Association
Chair of Law Day Committee
- Current
Oakland County Bar Association
Chair of Law Day Committee
- Current
State Bar of Michigan
Member State Bar of Michigan
- Current
State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council
Council Member
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State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section
Chair of FAMILY LAW PAC
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Colman Law Center, PLLC
Legal Answers
72 Questions Answered

Q. My son is turning 18 in a month. His girlfriend is 17. Can I legally protect him from her crazy mother once he is 18?
A: The simple answer is NO
Q. something happens to me if i refuse to appear in court about domestic violence against my husband?
A: If you receive a subpoena, that is a court order. If you fail to abide by a court order you can be held in contempt of court and incarcerated. You are only a witness. You have no options with regard to whether or not your husband is to be prosecuted. I suggest your husband retain an experienced attorney in your area who is familiar with the policies and practices of the prosecuting attorney's office and/or the court. There are prosecutors and courts which will do nothing to the complaining witness if he/she does not appear. But that is not always the case.
Q. If child is not mine via DNA test is money owed back to me after almost 18yrs of child support paid to exwife?
A: Do you know if the child is your child, or are you asking just in case you find out that it's not your child? What brought about your curiosity as to whether the child is yours after 18 years? Why wasn't the issue of paternity raised early on? There are questions to be answered in order to properly evaluate your concern/question. I suggest you schedule an appointment with an experienced family law attorney in your area so a more in depth interview can take place.
Q. I want to know how to stop receiving child support. How would I go about stopping it?
A: Not enough information. If there's public assistance involved you cannot stop support. The caselaw indicates that it is a child's right to receive support and a parent does not have the right to waive support unless there is a sufficient reason to deviate (such as equal incomes and equal parenting time; the amount of support is nebulous, etc). Not knowing where you are located, I'd suggest you consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area who would be familiar with the practices and policies of the family court judges in the county. There may be courts which will allow a waiver, but circumstances would vary.
Q. How can I prevent being convicted of driving with a suspended license
A: Forget about the Miranda issue. It's not like television. There's nothing you can do to prevent a conviction for DWLS other than to hire an experienced attorney to see if he or she can negotiate something different than this misdemeanor. You have no defense to the charge. You were suspended, regardless of the fact you did not know.
Q. My Child's Mother, and I separated a few months ago. She will not tell me where they live now. What can I do?
A: If there is no litigation involving custody, support and parenting time there's nothing you can do, other than follow your son who obviously knows where she lives.
Q. Ex husband has custody of our daughter she will be 18 in March he said he is gonna raise payments can he
A: Has she graduated from high school yet? If not, she's entitled to support until her 18th birthday or graduation from high school, whichever is later. Also, if she hasn't yet graduated and won't be graduating next year (June 2018), support can be ordered until she's 19 1/2 years of age under certain circumstances. So it may not be a waste of time, provided there's been a change in circumstances and the support modification threshold has been met.
Q. If I take a second part time job will that lower my child support payment from my ex-husband?
A: I doubt that a part time job will affect the incomes justifying a reduction in support. In order for him to get a support reduction, the amount of the reduction must reflect a change equal to 10% of the amount he is presently paying or $50, whichever is greater. Additionally, there must be a change in circumstances in order for the matter to be referred to the Friend of the Court for recommendation, unless it has been 3 years or more since entry of the last support order.
Q. I am divorcing my husband of 37 years, he's been given the opportunity answer discovery questions
A: Since you said your husband has given false answers to discovery questions, I'd suggest you contact your attorney and ask her/him the consequences.
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42500 Hayes Road
Ste. 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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Telephone: (586) 254-1100
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Sterling Heights
12900 Hall Road
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Sterling Heights, MI 48313
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Telephone: (586) 254-1100
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