Serving all of Oakland County, including Clarkston, Davisburg, Waterford, White Lake, Holly, Milford, Highland, Commerce Township, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, and all surrounding areas
Divorce can be one of the most stressful periods in a person’s life. Unlike other areas of civil litigation, neither party “wins” in a divorce. The family members all lose something when a complaint for divorce is filed. Our law firm facilitates child-related issues and strives toward an equitable-division of the marital estate so that all family members can move-on with their lives with dignity after the divorce process is complete. Often, the public courtroom, although sometimes necessary, is not the preferred venue for the sensitive issues involved in a divorce.
In the event that you can communicate effectively with your spouse despite your differences, we highly recommend the collaborative divorce model. In this approach to divorce, there is an emphasis on collaboration, communication and resolution rather than a commitment to the adversarial process. In the collaborative divorce model, the parties meet to negotiate the terms of a settlement agreement. This agreement is then reviewed by the professionals for each spouse and executed prior to the formal filing of divorce pleadings with the family court.
If you have minor children, the co-parenting model is best. Like collaborative divorce, this process requires effective communication between parents. We can assist with this process during your divorce or child custody proceeding. We have experience in counseling clients as to the best approaches to some of the more challenging issues such as choice of schools, holiday parenting time, child support, change of domicile issues and other pressing child-related matters.
Our firm handles all matters related to Divorce, Family Law, Support and Child Custody. We have experience handling cases in all of the following areas:
- collaborative divorce
- separation (separate maintenance)
- ante-nuptial or postnuptial agreements
- paternity (including genetic paternity testing)
- cohabitation agreements
- custody disputes and post-divorce custody problems
- parenting time issues
- child support enforcement
- felony child support defense
- spousal support (alimony)
- support enforcement and modification
- change of domicile
- adoption & surrogacy
- step-parent adoption
- bankruptcy before, during or after divorce
- domestic violence, restraining orders and personal protection orders
- juvenile law
- child abuse, neglect and child endangerment
- guardianships and conservatorships
- business and property evaluation
- evaluation of a professional practice
- division of retirement assets
- real estate foreclosure
- enforcement and modification of divorce judgments
- taxation and estate planning in the divorce context
All divorces begin with the filing of a complaint for divorce at the county courthouse. Our lawyers ensure that your case is prepared prior to filing, during the discovery process, through the negotiations inevitable in divorce proceedings, and after the judgment of divorce is entered with the court. If you are not married, there are legal options to protect your rights to child custody and support. Our firm will protect your interests by maintaining a position of strength through preparedness in all phases of your family law case, through the divorce process or in a child custody proceeding.