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YOU HAVE OPTIONS.
It’s easy to feel hopeless in the face of overwhelming debt. The team at Gudeman & Associates, P.C. wants you to know that you have options. Many people in Birmingham are apprehensive when it comes to considering bankruptcy, but it is important to remember that it is nothing to be ashamed of. Bankruptcy is merely a tool – not a status symbol, and using it properly is a smart decision. Our clients receive valued counsel from a knowledgeable lawyer in matters pertaining to debt relief and foreclosure defense.
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The economy is always fluctuating, particularly in the past few decades, and having a guiding hand helping you adjust to a difficult budget can be invaluable. When you work with our skilled team, you will always be treated with respect and be given the personalized attention you deserve. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys truly understand the ins and outs of bankruptcy. Let our team of bankruptcy attorneys help you pursue financial freedom.
Located in the north side of Metro Detroit in Michigan, Birmingham houses about 20,103 residents according to the 2010 census. It has a total population density of about 4,196.9 inhabitants per square mile which composes of 92.3% White, 3.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races.
The land where Birmingham stands today used to be the land of Native American tribes. But with the Treaty of Detroit in 1807, they ceded the land to the United States government. Because of the War of 1812 and the unfavorable report of Edward Tiffin, the Surveyor-General, there was a delay in settlement. Tiffin’s report stated that “There would not be an acre out of a hundred, if there would be one out of a thousand that would, in any case, admit cultivation.”
The US government never thought that Birmingham could prosper, so they further delayed the placement of Military Bounty Lands for the veterans. It was not until 1818 when a Territorial Governor Lewis Cass thoroughly explored the land along the Indian Trail. Their party discovered that the swamp was not as bad as Tiffin supposed. Soon after Cass reported a more encouraging thought about the land that expedited its suitability for settlement.
A year later, on January 28, 1819, Colonel Benjamin Kendrick Pierce first settled in Birmingham in the northwest quarter of section 36. He was the brother of the future US President Franklin Pierce and he visited the place several times but never settled on it. Then John W. Hunter and his brother Daniel settled in Birmingham in spring 1819 because of miscalculations and mostly lacking a proper land survey. Their family left Auburn, New York by sleigh and traveled to Detroit Michigan. Without a proper land survey, Hunter mistakenly built his log house in Birmingham which was later bought by Elijah Willets.
On September 25, 1821, Elijah Willets settled in the southwest quarter of section 25 followed by Major John Hamilton in the southeast quarter of section 25. The land where these lands meet is now known as the intersection of Maple Road and Pierce Street.
What do these three men have in common? For an era, all of them, John W. Hunter, Major Hamilton, and Elijah Willets ran hotels and taverns from their houses which were popular stopovers back then for people traveling or considering to settle in the area.
Hunter, threw in the towel sooner than the other two men and did not continue his businesses. But Hamilton and Willets continued their rivalry for many years. It was a very common term to use for traveling packs to call “Hamilton’s”, “Hunter’s”, or “Willets”, of the place where they staying. These houses and businesses were later known as “Piety Hill”.
Back then Birmingham received its mail through the “Bloomfield” post office but later had its own on April 5, 1838. In 1864, marks the year when Birmingham was incorporated as a village which composes of northern half and the southern half section. They had their first election on March 1, 1864, and was re-incorporated as a city in 1933.
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- Stop Creditor Harassment
- Stop Pay Day Loans
- Stop Foreclosure
- Improve Your Credit
- Stop Repossession
- Help With Child Support
- Stop Lawsuits
- Help With Student Loans
- Stop Tax Levis & Wage Garnishments
- Help With Past Due Taxes
WE STRIVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR CLIENTS’ LIVES
- We Have Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
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- Our Attorneys Truly Understand the Ins and Outs of Bankruptcy
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“Gudeman has helped us out with our issues. He is an expert in this field and I highly recommend him. Ed and his staff are both smart hardworking and honest.” – Bill
“Mr. Gudeman and his team went above and beyond the call of duty to help us; Mr. Gudeman went to bat for my husband and I and was always available when we needed his advice and counsel. We feel honored to recommend his law office to anyone who is looking for a professional, educated, and honest attorney. Thank you Mr. Gudeman! You are a man of integrity and we were privileged to have you represent us.” – Chuck and Lori M.
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If you’re looking for a law firm you can trust, you are in the right place. If you’re struggling financially and wondering how you’re going to pay your mortgage, your car payment, your utility bill, and more, there is hope. If you are being buried alive under a mountain of debt with no escape route in sight, we can help. If you need compassionate assistance through your divorce, our attorney is here for you. We know that your financial worries can deeply affect your relationships, your well-being, and even the way you see yourself. That is why we always take the time to get to know you, offering the compassionate legal guidance you need. Discuss your situation with our lawyer and let our team get started on the rest of your life before it’s too late.