New Niles Location
19 S. 3rd Street
Niles, MI 49120
Phone: 269-684-6640


Welcome to Armstrong, Betker and Schaeffer, PLC

divorce general law

At Armstrong, Betker and Schaeffer, PLC, our mission is to build lasting client relationships based on trust, integrity, quality and the highest level of professionalism.

The firm of Armstrong, Betker and Schaeffer, PLC combines over 60 years of legal experience. Established by attorney Kurt Armstrong in 1983 as Armstrong Law Office, PLLC, the firm expanded to include attorneys Thomas R. Betker and Gennel Laluna-Schaeffer. Attorney W. Brendan Neal joined the firm as an associate in 2011.


We provide exceptional client service.


We have a reputation for thoroughness and preparation that is widely recognized and respected in the legal community. Our attorneys are experienced lawyers who are committed to advancing our clients' rights. We take our responsibilities seriously, and we are well aware that the results that we achieve for our clients will have a lasting impact on their lives.

Our practice areas include the following:

Kurt M. Armstrong
concentrates in the following:

  • Divorce and Family Law (Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support Guardianship and Conservatorship, Adoption, Child Neglect and Abuse, Estate and Probate Litigation)
  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate Estates

Thomas R. Betker
is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Indiana with emphasis in the following:

  • Bankruptcy and Debt Relief* (Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Wage Garnishments, Lawsuits)
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal law

Gennel Laluna-Schaeffer
focuses in the following:

  • Social Security Disability (SSD, SSI, Select Appeals Council and Federal Court Review)
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense

W. Brendan Neal
concentrates in:

  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense

As part of our commitment to serve and protect our clients, we perform the following services:

  • We focus on our clients' immediate needs, while recognizing the potential long-term impact.
  • We promptly respond to communications by phone, letter and e-mail.
  • We maintain client confidence.
  • We recognize our responsibility to advocate your position with all lawful means available.
  • We keep you informed about the status of your case.
  • We recognize that you are an individual with a unique situation. Regardless of the size of the case, our commitment is to help you achieve your goal. We understand the importance of working with you as a team.

We are dedicated to providing our clients with a strong advocacy of their interests. This means you come first. Every client deserves individual attention and the best representation possible. That is something that we work very hard to achieve. Call Armstrong, Betker and Schaeffer, PLC today to schedule a consultation or to make an appointment.


* We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Contact Information


Armstrong, Betker and Schaeffer, PLC

Two Locations to Serve You

Saint Joseph Location
511 Renaissance Drive, Suite 110
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269-983-5777
Fax: 269-983-5839

Niles Location
19 S. 3rd Street
Niles, MI 49120
Phone: 269-684-6640

E-mail Us: attorney@ABSLawMi.com

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Evening and Weekend
appointments available

We accept  Visa, MasterCard, Cash and Checks.