Michigan Family Law Attorneys
Family Lawyers helping people in Lansing, Okemos, East Lansing, Charlotte, and throughout Michigan with their domestic relations matters since 1951.
Located in Lansing and Grand Rapids, our team of family law attorneys has assisted many families and individuals in resolving legal claims arising from divorce, high-asset divorces with complex marital estates, child custody, child support, division of property and paternity cases, among others.
We understand that domestic relations matters may involve complex, emotional issues. That is why you need a legal team in your corner with a thorough understanding of Michigan domestic relations law, as well as experience to grasp the highly sensitive nature of the issues while appreciating how difficult this time may be for you and your loved ones.
If you have any questions or are in need of family law related representation, contact our Michigan divorce and family law attorneys for an initial consultation.
Divorces are difficult for everyone involved. After all, a marriage is ending and the family unit is separating. Because divorces and the legal issues that must be decided once the determination is made to terminate the marriage can be complicated, it is important that you have the right team supporting you. Because our family law team has collective experience handling divorce-related issues for ALL types of family structures and situations, you can trust them to guide you through the process.
No matter what the outcome of a domestic relations case, one interest all parties share is the best interests of any children involved. Separations, divorces and similar disruptions to the family unit can be traumatic to children. You shouldn’t trust just any attorney to fight for the rights of your children. With more than 60 years of experience handling Michigan child-custody cases and other related matters, our family law division is here to help you navigate through the child-custody laws and considerations.
If there are children in a marriage that is ending, both parents should want to ensure that their children are provided for, despite the change in the family structure. This means that both parties are charged with supporting their children until they reach the age of majority. Thus, contrary to what some might believe, child support is not a punishment for the parent who must pay, nor is it meant to be a windfall for the parent who receives it. Our Lansing divorce attorneys can help you understand the considerations that help determine how child support is calculated in Michigan.
As divorce lawyers, we know that property division isn’t just something to consider when parties are divorcing; it also comes into play when the parties seek separate maintenance as an alternative to divorce. When the parties decide to go their separate ways, it must be determined how their individual property and the marital property accumulated as a result of the marriage is settled.
This is also true in high-asset divorces, where the division of property may become increasingly complicated when assets such as a second home, vacation property, retirement accounts or a family business may be involved.
To ensure the property you receive at the end of your marriage represents a fair and equitable distribution, you must be familiar with what is considered when evaluating the proposed division of property. Our Michigan family law attorneys will protect your interests in this phase of your divorce or separation process.
Spousal support (formerly known as alimony) is money that is paid to one spouse by the other. The purpose of the payment is to provide support for the spouse who receives the payment. There are a number of factors the court considers when making a determination regarding the amount of spousal support, as well as how long payments will be made to the recipient spouse. Our lawyers can help you understand the finer points about how spousal support is awarded.