Family law is a difficult and sensitive area of law to navigate. That’s why the attorneys at Wigod & Falzon take the time to understand the complexities of each case.
We dedicate ourselves to negotiate fairly, competently, and successfully to get the outcome you and your family deserve.
Additionally, we always strive to look out for the best interest of our client’s child(ren), so that they can grow in a loving family environment, despite any family hardships.
What Cases Do Family Law Attorneys Handle?
A competent and knowledgeable family law attorney Michigan typically handles the following cases:
- Divorce and legal separation
- Child custody/visitation rights
- Division of property
- Prenuptial agreements
- Child support
- Paternity establishment
Divorce & Legal Separation
A divorce/separation can be an intimidating and mentally exhausting experience. At Wigod & Falzon, we are our client’s backbone to all their issues surrounding their divorce/separation. No matter how big or small the case is, we will work tirelessly to serve your family.
We’ll make sure we explain the whole process along the way and that the whole family is aware of their rights– including spouses, parents, and child(ren).
Child Custody & Visitation Rights
During divorce proceedings, the safety and comfort of your child(ren) is of utmost importance. There’s a lot to consider, such as who the child(ren) will live with and how parenting duties will be divided.
There are many different custody options to consider; that’s why we’ll take the time to explain them all to you until you’re 100% comfortable with the arrangement.
If visitation (also called parenting time) is enforced by the court, we can assist with those cases, including both supervised and unsupervised visitation.
Division of Property
Typically, the most disputable aspect of a divorce is the division of property.
Under Michigan law, if you and your spouse can’t come to an agreement about how to divide your property, the judge will decide. However, it’s worth noting that the law requires judges to divide property fairly, meaning that each person gets about half of everything.
Our promise is to make sure that you’re not taken advantage of in these situations, and that you get the assets you deserve.
In Michigan, the family division of circuit courts use an equation to determine who pays what in child support.
Called the Michigan Child Support Formula, it calculates the amount of child support that a non-custodial parent will pay to the custodial parent. This amount is based on the income of both parents, the number of children, and the child custody arrangement.
More often than not, child support is non-negotiable. However, the court can allow parents to forgo using the formula. No matter what, our team will work with you and the court to ensure that your child(ren) will receive adequate support.
If the child(ren) involved in a divorce were born outside of a marriage, it may create issues for establishing paternity. In some cases, a parent may deny any responsibility. In others, they may desire to establish a relationship with the child.
Our attorneys can help establish paternity, and/or obtain any support needed for both the child(ren) and parents.
A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is designed to specify what each person’s property rights will be if you and your partner should ever reach the decision to divorce.
Contrary to popular belief, these agreements are not just for the wealthy. While prenups are often used to protect the assets of a wealthy fiancé, middle class couples are increasingly turning to them for a variety of reasons.
Our family law attorneys experienced and prepared to help you draft and implement a prenup designed to fit the needs of you and your family.
Contact Our Family Law Attorneys Today
Since 1997, our firm has assisted dozens of clients covering a wide range of family law matters.
If you’re looking to get help with any of the issues listed above, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our skilled family law attorneys.