J.D. is pleased to announce that he has become a member/partner in the law firm of Kuhn Rogers PLC in Traverse City. Kuhn Rogers has a roster of twelve attorneys with a wide range of expertise, and they intend to continue providing quality legal services to clients in the eastern Upper Peninsula.

Welcome to Praasterink Law

There are many times when you may need a lawyer. Whether you’re facing an emergency or simply need some legal advice, I can lead you in the right direction. I practice law in the areas of appeals, business, collections, estate planning, probate, and real estate. By scrolling over the Practice Areas menu at the top of this page, you’ll learn in more detail the different ways I can help you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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Operating While Intoxicated

MCL 257.625(1) states, “A person, whether licensed or not, shall not operate a vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles, including an area designated for the parking of vehicles,… Read More
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Divorce and Income Tax Returns

In the case of Butler v. Simmons-Butler, decided on 18 November 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the trial court can order a party to file a joint income tax return (original or amended) if such an order is in the best interests of the m… Read More
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Child Custody: Child's Reasonable Preference

In the case of Kubicki v. Sharpe (decided 28 August 2014), the Michigan Court of Appeals found that the trial court had erred by not considering the minor child’s reasonable preference pursuant to MCL 722.23(i). The circuit court had held, “Th… Read More
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