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The Law Offices of Donald J. Baranski

Dr. Donald J. Baranski

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Over 30 years of General Practice of Law 


Areas of Practice 

Experienced and Aggressive Trial Attorney

Donald Baranski has over 30 years of experience in the General Practice of Law. He has conducted jury trials in the state of Michigan district, circuit, probate, and juvenile courts.

Top-rated contributor, 9.2 rating as attorney, and known as a "honest, yet brilliant lawyer" and "knowledgeable, detailed legal mind."

Construction Law

This applies to builders who have disputes with homeowners, and also between general contractors and subcontractors when working on a particular contract.

Real Estate

This involves the sale and use of of land.

Wills & Trusts

This involves stating what you would like to have happen to your money and property if you are deceased or incapacitated.

Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support

When there are two parents who desire to have the child[ren] live with them there is a dispute and the court must decide where the child[ren] live.


An adoption is the termination of the parental rights of the natural parents, and the creation of parental rights to the new parents. 


When a person has more debts than they have the ability to pay, the federal government may provide the person with financial relief from the debts if the person satisfies specific criteria.

Guardianships/ Consevatorhip

Whenever a person is unable to take care of themselves, whether a minor child, or an adult, a guaronian is appointed to make sure that the person has food, clothing and shelter.  A Conservator is appointed to make sure any income the person may ave is properly administered.

Deceased Estates

A deceased estate must be opened when the deceased had any asset titled in their name. For example, stocks, bonds, real estate, and bank account. There are a number of state law requirements which must be satisfied.


Divorce is the legal separation of two spouses. This includes a division of assets, debt allocation, spousal support, and child custody.

Criminal Defense

When someone is charged with a crime, they need legal representation to fight the state.  Juvenile court, District Court and Circuit Court cases including misdemeanors and felonies.


This is where a person clearly owes money to another person and it is matter of obtaining a money judgment to collect upon.


If a birthfather is not married to the birthmother, and both parties have not signed an affidavit of paternity, the legal status of the child must be established through court proceedings.

Divorce Mediator