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Peterson Paletta Balice

Experienced Attorneys in Ionia, MI

The Ada attorneys at Peterson Paletta Balice take the time to understand our clients’ concerns and goals before giving legal advice. Our attorneys specialize in specific types of law so our clients receive expert representation for their legal issues.

We’re Proud to Serve Ada

Did you know that the Ada Circuit Court has endorsed and implemented the Parenting Coordination Team? Furthermore, Attorney Terese Paletta from the law firm of Peterson Paletta Balice is a member of this team.

Terese Paletta is one of only 10 attorneys in Michigan recognized as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children. As a member of the Parenting Coordination Team, she works with other professionals to help determine what’s in the child’s best interests during the divorce and child custody process.

Our lawyers have experience working in Ada and surrounding areas. This means that they’ll be able to use their knowledge of the legal landscape to provide you with the best representation.

Learn about some of our legal services below:

Business Law

Our well-respected Ada law firm will treat your business like our own. Improper handling of business legal issues can adversely affect your bottom line.

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Criminal Defense

Our attorneys offer aggressive criminal defense to individuals charged with crimes in Ada and throughout the state of Michigan. We work diligently to protect your rights and to ensure that the best results are achieved in every case.

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DUI/ Drunk Driving

Michigan law defines standard drunk driving as operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08. Drunk driving charges and related impaired driving offenses can have a serious impact on your life. That’s why it’s so important to understand the law, your rights, and your legal options when facing drunk driving charges.

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Trial Consulting

Quite often, critical aspects of a criminal case are discovered by our lawyers that were previously missed or ignored by other lawyers. We have consulted on criminal cases in Michigan and throughout the country.

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Education Law

Taking on the public school system can be intimidating. But the attorneys at Peterson Paletta Balice are not afraid to take on the public school bureaucracy. Our attorneys have been successful in helping students avoid expulsion and lengthy suspensions. They have also succeeded in holding public school systems accountable for providing services to special needs and handicapped students.

Employment Law

Our lawyers understand that employment disputes may arise in the course of business. These disputes include wrongful termination, breach of contract, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, harassment claims, and civil rights claims.

Our lawyers are committed to assisting our clients so that they can avoid many employment claims through the careful drafting of employee handbooks, policies, procedures, and contracts that will help protect the business.

In the event an issue does arise, our lawyers will aggressively represent both individuals and businesses involved in employment disputes.

Family Law

Family law can involve family-related issues or domestic disputes. Some examples of family law include, but are not limited to, marriage, divorce, child support, custody, abuse, and visitation rights.

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You are probably aware that divorce cases are very common nowadays. Once a couple files for divorce, they should seek legal counsel from an attorney experienced in divorce litigation to protect you during the divorce process.

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Estate Planning

Fundamentally, the goal of an estate plan is to make sure that individuals have control over what happens to them and their belongings in the event of their death. A good estate plan will safely and securely ensure that your wishes are followed.

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Real Estate

Improper handling of real estate legal issues can adversely affect your livelihood. The real estate attorneys at Peterson Paletta Balice represent our clients with the experience needed to provide the desired results.

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Litigation & Trial

Having success as an attorney in litigation and trial matters takes a unique combination of the mastery of subject matter combined with an ability to effectively communicate it to a judge and jury.

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Ada Law Office

Meet Our Attorneys

Grand Rapids Attorney Kevin Peterson

Kevin Peterson

Grand Rapids Attorney Terese Paletta

Terese Paletta

Grand Rapids Attorney Daniel Balice

Daniel Balice

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