Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
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Our attorneys can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Advocating for Parents in Child Custody, Parenting Time and Visitation
Many times one parent or the other feel they should simply should give in to the other parent for a variety of reasons and let them take primary custody and parenting time with the children. This is not the case. Parents are crucial part of the healthy development of their children. Michigan is moving towards fostering a close relationship between the noncustodial parent and the child. This is because both parents are valuable and needed by children to promote healthy development. This is not to say that every family should have equal parenting time. Such a belief ignores the realities of life and the best interests of the minor child. After all, in any custody case, the factors considered are the best interests of the minor child or children. The best interests may be a straight 50-50 parenting time arrangement however, this is not true in every case. In some cases, the best interests do in fact reside with one parent or the other or even on a 90-10, 70-30, or 60-40 percent time allocation. Factors that impact the cases we handle include such items as work schedules, who has been the primary caretaker, addictions of a number of sorts, inability to reason or co-parent with the other parent, extended family issues, and even criminal issues. All of these, factor in to child custody, parenting time, and visitation.
Talking to an experienced attorney is crucial when dealing with child custody. Experience in the courtroom matters, and you need an attorney who can properly advise you of your rights, protect your wishes and see to it that your children are given the best chance to thrive. Call us today, our initial consultations are free and that little bit of advice we give you may just make the difference.
With the latest ruling in the United States Supreme Court on same sex marriages, many same sex couples are facing the same challenges as their counterparts. If your marriage is ending now, you will deal with issues like dividing property and debt in your divorce. If you have children together, your divorce will also cover custody, parenting time, and child support. You need a law firm who can help you navigate through these turbulent times.
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Divorce is not an easy process. It is difficult, it is emotional, and while it is the end of one of your lifes' biggest experiences, it is also the start of something new. Getting you through this process with confidence is our goal. We will make sure you know what your rights are to marital property, what assets are marital and subject to division, discuss retirements/401k's and pension amounts you are entitled to from the marital estate.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Alimony and Spousal support is available in most cases involving longer marriages. At its core, Alimony/Spousal Support is designed to level the playing field where there is a disparity in income. There are a variety of reason for an award of Alimony/Spousal Support and figuring out what you are entitled to can be difficult as it is different for every divorce case. Our attorneys help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.
Child custody and visitation
Our divorce attorneys protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
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