Farmington Hills Family Law Attorney

Farmington Hills Family Law Attorney

Family law is a very important branch of the law that focuses on family concerns.  While divorce is a matter that is common to family law, family law is far broader than just divorce. If you have a family law concern, don’t wait to discuss your issue with an experienced Farmington Hills family law attorney today. 

Common Family Law Matters

While family law is a far-reaching branch of the law, some of the most common family law matters include the following:

  • Child custody and parenting time
  • Child support
  • The division of marital property
  • Alimony (also called spousal support)
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Post-divorce modifications
  • Same-sex divorce
  • Annulment
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Paternity

Family law matters focus on those legal issues that commonly affect married couples, their shared children, and people who share children but who are not in a relationship with one another. These matters tend to be as complicated as they are important. 

Child-Related Issues

Family law often addresses issues that relate to children, including child custody arrangements, parenting time, child support, and child custody and child support modifications. In the State of Michigan, child custody breaks down into both legal and physical custody. Legal custody addresses who will be making important life decisions on behalf of the children, and physical custody / parenting time addresses how you and your children’s other parent will divide your time between the children. 

Child support is calculated according to the Michigan Child Support Formula, and it is intended to help ensure that both parents live up to their responsibilities to support their children financially (until they reach adulthood). Generally, the parent with the visitation schedule (or the parent who has fewer overnights with the children) pays child support to the primary custodial parent. Even, however, if the parents split their time with the children equally, the parent who is the higher earner is typically required to pay child support. When it comes to child-related concerns, the court always bases its decisions on the best interests of the children involved.  

Financially Based Issues

Those matters that address finances include the division of marital property, alimony, prenups and postnups, and more. These matters can set the stage for your financial future, which makes them extremely important. The division of marital property, for instance, will be based on what is fair given the unique circumstances involved. Alimony, on the other hand, is a payment system that addresses one spouse’s divorce-based financial disadvantage in relation to the other spouse’s financial ability to help. Financial matters like these have a way of becoming very complicated very quickly. 

 You Need a Farmington Hills Family Law Attorney on Your Side

If you are experiencing a family law concern, the compassionate family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli in Farmington Hills are on your side and here to help. Our dedicated legal team is well-positioned to help you find your best path forward, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information today.

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