Oakland County Family Law Lawyer

Oakland County Family Law Lawyer

Family law is an important and broad arm of the law that addresses matters that families face, such as the terms of a divorce, child custody, child support and beyond. If you have a family law concern, the best path forward includes having an experienced Oakland County family law lawyer in your corner. 

Common Family Law Matters

While nearly any legal matter related to families can be addressed by family law, some of the most common include:

  • Divorce Terms including Child Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support
  • Post-judgment Modifications
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Paternity

Divorce Terms

While your divorce will be unique to you, the terms addressed in every divorce (as applicable) include:

  • Child custody arrangements, which include both legal custody (who will be making important decisions on behalf of the children going forward) and physical custody / parenting time (how parents divide their time with the children)
  • Child support, which is calculated according to state guidelines 
  • The division of marital assets, which involves the equitable (or fair) division of those properties and assets acquired throughout the marriage
  • Alimony / Spousal Support, which is a payment system that is designed to help a spouse who experiences a divorce-related economic downturn gain greater financial independence (when his or her divorcing spouse has the financial means to help)

Other than the division of marital property, these terms can also be addressed in post-divorce modifications. 

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements go into effect upon marriage, and postnuptial agreements are executed during marriage. These agreements are legal contracts that are willingly entered into by both spouses and that address how specific divorce-related matters will be resolved in the event of divorce.

Grandparents’ Rights

In the State of Michigan, grandparents can petition for visitation rights with their grandchildren. These important decisions are based on the following primary factors:

  • The best interests of the children
  • The relationship that has already been established
  • The emotional ties that have already been forged

Paternity

Paternity establishes who a child’s legal father is when the parents are not married at the time of his or her birth. Establishing paternity helps to ensure the rights and benefits that come from having two legal parents, including:

  • Fostering a strong sense of identity
  • Strengthening family ties
  • Increasing the child’s financial support
  • Ensuring the benefits that flow from the father, such as VA benefits, the right to inherit, and employment-based health insurance

When parents are not married upon a child’s birth, paternity must be established in one of the following ways:

  • Both parents can voluntarily establish paternity by mutual agreement. 
  • One parent – either the mother or the presumed father – can ask the court to establish paternity (usually with a DNA test). 

An Experienced Oakland County Family Law Lawyer Can Help

The practiced Oakland County family law lawyers at the Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli understand the significance of your family law case and have the legal insight and skill to help. To learn more, please do not wait to contact us today.

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