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Brendan Guilford | Portage Family Lawyer

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Brendan Noel Guilford

Divorce & Family Law, Child Support, Juvenile Law, Estate, Landlord-Tenant

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BRENDAN N. GUILFORD was born and raised in Kalamazoo County, attending Vicksburg High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Political Science from Alma College in 2005. After moving to Florida with his wife, Brendan received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. While attending law school, he clerked for the community association firm Kahan Shir, PL in Boca Raton, FL. After graduating from law school, he relocated to the Tampa Bay region with his family in mid-2009. While working in and around Tampa, Brendan worked as an of-counsel attorney for civil litigator Kerry Brown, Esq. and later as an associate family law attorney for Bill Beck Law, P.A. He now is a sole proprietor and principal of Guilford Law, PLLC in Portage, MI. Brendan resides in Portage with his wife and twin boys. ​ Brendan became a member of the Florida and Federal Middle District of Florida Bars in 2010 and a member of the State Bar of Michigan in 2015. He is also trained as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Brendan's areas of practice are primarily focused within family law, including divorce, post-judgment modifications, paternity matters, domestic violence and child support-related issues. He has also assisted clients with legal issues relating to community association law, business litigation, defamation, employment law, landlord-tenant law and bankruptcy.

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Responding promptly to clients' telephone calls, e-mails, and other correspondence. People really appreciate being called back! Its also important to communicate clearly with clients and expect them to reciprocate. If my client and I understand what the client wants, what the law requires, and what I can provide - we're going to be more successful.

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Knowledge of local procedural rules is very important to the success of any civil (or criminal) case. Court's don't focus solely on facts - civil procedure is a big part of litigation.

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I am willing to give basic information about Michigan's custody, property division and alimony laws. I typically decline to make specific recommendations, make estimates about the chances of success, or the evaluation the merits of a case on the telephone. I offer in-person consultations for free where I may have more opportunity to provide specific advice, depending on the circumstances.

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At minimum: the number of children, their ages and parentage, description of any criminal or juvenile proceedings that relate to the parties, and an understanding of the finances of the parties.

Position Organization Location Duration
Sole PractitionerGuilford Law, PLLC2015 - Present
School Degree Major Graduation
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern UniversityJ.D. Law School2009  
Alma CollegeBAPolitical Science2005
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Michigan2015
Florida2010
  • Florida State Bar        
    Michigan State Bar
    Association of Interdisciplinary Family Law Professionals        
  • Family | Successful | Represented client in two day trial with respects to all major family law issues, including legal and physical custody, child support, property division and alimony

  • Family | Successful | Represented client in two day trial with respects to all major family law issues, including legal and physical custody, child support, property division and alimony

    Family | Successful | Full dissolution of marriage bench trial. Issues litigated: parental responsibility, parenting time, child support, equitable distribution of marital property, spousal support

  • Family | Successful | Represented client in two day trial with respects to all major family law issues, including legal and physical custody, child support, property division and alimony

    Family | Successful | Full dissolution of marriage bench trial. Issues litigated: parental responsibility, parenting time, child support, equitable distribution of marital property, spousal support

    Family | Successful | Contested legal and physical custody trial before magistrate. Issues involved include: legal and physical custody, child support, parental communication, civil contempt.

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(2015) Licensed as Attorney in Michigan. Verified with State Bar of Michigan.July 08, 2016
(2010) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with State Bar of Florida.July 08, 2016

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FL State Lawyer Additional Information: 10 Year Discipline History: None Young Lawyers Division: Member Firm Size: One MI State Lawyer Additional Information: Sections: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Young Lawyers, Family Law

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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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