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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
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Top Contributor/Divorce
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Super Lawyer - Family Law
Super Lawyers
Top Contributor/Divorce
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Super Lawyer - Family Law
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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
100 Questions Answered

Q. Do you have to pay child support if your not divorced or legally separated in Michigan I am in a legal battle now
A: If you received paperwork from the Friend of the Court then obviously a divorce action or some other court action was filed wherein you will be required to pay support retroactively. I suggest you take that paperwork to an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney.
Q. My wife and I are divorcing and she has been a stay at home Mom for 9 years. How do I figure out spousal support?
A: You either come up with an agreement and prepare the appropriate court order, or the Judge will decide at trial. I believe both of you will be doing a disservice to yourselves by proceeding without an attorney. It's not as easy as you might think to process this through the court, especially when there is/are child(ren) involved.
Q. if the non custodial parent lives out of state how does that effect the amount determined?
A: Being out of state has nothing to do with the amount determined. If both parents pay for childcare, put down how much you pay and the other party will put down what they pay on the same questionnaire, assuming the other party has to fill out a questionnaire.
Q. I just found out TODAY my license is suspended since 1998; do tickets expire? I NEED help!
A: No, tickets do not expire. More likely than not there was a suspension of your license in 1998 because you failed to pay at least one ticket, or because you failed to appear in court for a scheduled hearing. I assume you've been charged with driving while license suspended, which is a misdemeanor offense. You should hire an experienced attorney to handle not only the matter for which you were just ticketed and your outstanding ticket(s) issue(s).
Q. I have been getting voluntary child support for 5 Years. If I go to court can I get the back pay for the 5 years anyway?
A: No. Why would you want to cheat someone out of money? Totally inappropriate and dishonest!
Q. After a default is filed in an uncontested divorce with NO children, how long before Im finally free
A: Assuming all the paperwork has been properly filed and procedures properly followed, one is able to get a divorce in Michigan 60 days from the date the action is filed. It's a pretty short process assuming everything is properly done. Better off consulting an attorney if it's your desire is to streamline the process and avoid the pitfalls so many have run into.
Q. 60 day divorce, uncontested, with minor children. Possible in Michigan?
A: The statutes provide for a 6 month waiting period when minor children are involved, as you obviously know. Depending upon where you live and the policy of the Judge to whom your case has been assigned, it might be possible to have a portion of the waiting period waived, but there must be a reasonable basis for such relief. Most courts that I have appeared in will not waive 4 months of the waiting period.
Q. I'm getting child support twice a week rather than once a week all month? Any idea why this is happening?
A: Contact the Michigan State Disbursement Unit in Lansing, MI.
Q. Can I claim I didn't know the law if I'm a resident of another state and am pulled over with a blood-alcohol level
A: Absolutely not
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Clinton Township
42500 Hayes Road
Ste. 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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Telephone: (586) 254-1100
Fax: (586) 649-7883
Sterling Heights
12900 Hall Road
Ste. 180
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
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Toll-Free: (586) 254-1100
Telephone: (586) 254-1100
Fax: (586) 649-7883