Southfield Family Law Attorneys
Michigan’s Answer to Complex Family Law Situations
Family law is perhaps the most sensitive legal area of practice, where human emotions take center stage. Facts are often distorted by feelings and the lines between right and wrong are often blurred. These cases are stressful and emotionally taxing for everyone involved—husbands, wives, and children especially.
At Fieger Law, we’re sensitive to your unique situation and we’re here to listen, advise, and take action. Our goal is fairness for everyone involved, without compromising your rights or well-being.
Fieger Law helps with family law disputes involving:
- Divorce and legal separation
- Child custody and visitation
- Division of assets
- Paternity actions
- Child support
- Prenuptial agreements
No one expects their marriage to end in divorce, but when it happens, it is often deeply complicated. Everyone involved in divorce has rights—spouses, parents, and, of course, the children. We strive to get our clients the best result possible, as well as the best outcome for your family.
Custody issues are often the greatest source of stress and grief in divorce cases. Who should the children live with? How will parenting time be divided? There are many choices to consider, including sole custody, joint custody, and split custody. Together, we will craft an option that is fair to each parent, as well as the children.
Division of Assets
Perhaps the most contentious aspect of divorce is dividing up assets. It’s not as simple as deciding who gets what. There’s also debt to consider. In Michigan, if the two sides cannot reach an agreement, the court decides what’s fair, reasonable, and equitable.
We’ll work hard to make sure that you’re not taken advantage of simply because of your gender or earnings history.
When children are born outside of marriage, it can create a difficult situation in establishing paternity. In some situations, the father denies any responsibility at all. In others, the father desires to establish paternity and a relationship with the child. We can help legally establish paternity and obtain the support and time needed for both children and parents.
In Michigan, child support law is based on the Michigan Child Support Formula which takes into consideration each parent’s income, number of children, overnight parenting time of each parent, other support obligations, custody of other children, healthcare and child care costs. Typically, child support cannot be negotiated; however, the court does have some discretion to enable the parties to stray from the formula. We can work with you to establish a valid purpose for this deviation and an assurance that your children will still be adequately supported.
Getting married is a big decision. While no one enters into marriage with the belief that it is going to end, it is a possibility that needs to be faced. A prenuptial agreement can help establish how issues such as property and business interests will be divided in the event that the marriage ends in divorce. Our goal is to protect you and your interests long-term.
Why Choose Geoffrey Fieger
In every family law case, Geoffrey Fieger and his team work hard to make sure that everyone’s best interests are considered throughout the entire process. We know what it takes to help husbands and wives navigate through family law issues to reach fair and equitable agreements and enable the healing process to begin. We understand and we are here to help you.
As trial attorneys and as legal scholars, our knowledge allows us to create the best solutions for you and your loved ones. If a court dispute is inevitable—and we always aim to cooperate with “the other side” in these cases first—then our renowned trial skill can help secure the strongest outcome for your future.
Get a winner on your side—call 1-800-294-6637 for a free case consultation, or contact us through our simple online form. We will fight for your rights at every step of the process, gaining ground at each hearing or negotiation meeting.