Consequences of Domestic Violence

In Michigan, Domestic Violence is considered a Misdemeanor, that can result in jail time and/or a fine, but repeated offenses can be considered a felony with a more severe punishment. Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney Patrick Cherry tells us more about the lingering effects in this Legal Minute.

Car Insurance Clarification

Sometimes what we see on TV and what is actually on our car insurance policies can be misleading and knowing what terms on your Declaratory page mean, can help clear up some confusion. Attorney Roger Wotila will help clear up what many of those terms mean in this Legal Minute.

Attorney Wendy Divozzo explains the difference between jursidiction and venue in divorce cases.

The law has long been that a divorce case may be filed in the county where the plaintiff resides if either the plaintiff or defendant has resided in the state for at least 180 days and the county for at least 10 days. It has been a widespread practice in the family bar and still […]

Advice for Hiring an Attorney

Reporter Abigail Blackrick and Jason Elmore, an attorney with the McCurdy, Wotila, & Porteous Law Firm, offers advice that anyone who is planning on hiring an attorney should keep in mind.

Principal Residence Exemption on Property Taxes

There are a variety of ways to receive exemptions on those taxes. One of the most common is on homes of primary residence. Cynthia Wotila, an attorney with the McCurdy, Wotila, & Porteous Law firm, discusses Property Taxes.

McCurdy Wotila & Porteous, P.C. is an AV-rated general practice law firm with offices in Cadillac and Reed City, Michigan. We give our clients the sophistication and full service of a larger law firm, but with the convenience and cost-effectiveness of a local business.

For over 40 years, McCurdy, Wotila & Porteous has been proud to serve our local community’s legal needs. Whether it’s in the courtroom, the boardroom, or at the bargaining table, our attorneys meet the highest standards of the legal profession. With ten attorneys on staff, we offer an extensive array of legal experience.

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