Family law is the area of the law that deals with family relationships. This includes marriages and divorces as well as issues related to relationships between parents and children. Often, family law issues can be handled effectively through mediation and negotiation, rather than through litigation. However, sometimes it is necessary to have the court rule on a family law issue.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Michigan’s family laws. Work with an experienced family lawyer who can give you the useful, valid information you need to navigate this often-confusing area of the law.
Types of Family Law Case
Family law is a broad area of the law that encompasses many different case types. Family law cases our firm handles include:
- Creating, modifying, and enforcing child custody orders;
- Resolving issues related to child custody, including modifying custody orders and third party custody;
- Child support issues;
- Developing and drafting prenuptial agreements;
- Property division;
- Spousal maintenance issues;
- Domestic violence issues;
- Issues of relocation and change of domicile; and
- Establishing paternity.
It is not uncommon for an individual or couple to be facing two or more of these issues at once. For example, a couple going through a divorce must also have their property divided equitably and if they have children, develop and manage child custody and child support orders.
We are equipped to help you work through your family law issue with compassion and support. Our firm understands that family law issues can be some of the most emotionally trying legal issues to face because these are the legal rulings that can change and direct your most personal relationships.
Resolving your Legal Issues with a Family Lawyer
Resolving a family law issues is not the same as resolving other types of legal issue. In criminal law and many areas of civil law, one party is “right” and the other party is “wrong.” In family law, the lines between right and wrong are blurred, and in many cases, the right resolution is the one that manages to satisfy all the parties involved.
When you work with a competent family lawyer, he or she puts your rights and interests first. But another important part of his or her job is to help you reach constructive resolutions, which could mean some compromise on your part for the greater good of your children and family. You might want sole custody of your children, but the court might deem that joint custody between you and your former spouse is in the children’s best interest. This is not a loss for you, but a win for your children.
Work with an Experienced Oakland County Family Lawyer
Contact experienced Michigan family lawyer Paul Tafelski today to set up your free consultation in our office. During your consultation, we will answer all of your questions and go over applicable state laws to help you gain a better understanding of your case and the issues at play. Your lawyer is your advocate – start working with a lawyer who will act in your best interest today.