With 3,394 residents as of the last U.S. census and a history spanning back to 1838, Cohoctah Township is a small and tightly-knit community located within Livingston County. Cohoctah Township is a suburban area boasting an incredible ratio of married couples; over 73 percent of the households in the township are married couples living together. As with all areas that have many married couples, the Cohoctah Township area can benefit from family law services.
Family law services aren't only about divorce and dissolving a marriage; they can also help immeasurably with the process of getting married as well. Many issues can be resolved successfully through the use of a prenuptial agreement. With a relatively high median income of $63,182 per family in Cohoctah Township, residents need to protect their wealth through the use of a prenuptial. A prenuptial will outline what each party gets in the event that there is a divorce. Not only does this make the process of marriage much safer, it also makes it much faster and lowers the overall expense of the divorce.
Apart from a prenuptial agreement, annulment is also a possibility. Given specific circumstances, you may be able to annul your marriage entirely -- such as if you married under provably false pretenses. Annulment is often preferable to divorce because it legally treats the marriage as though it never happened; if you successfully annul a marriage, your spouse will not have rights to marital property.
Marital property is an important concept in property division and divorce; marital property is anything you gained while you were married, be it investment income or sometimes even an inheritance, depending on how long you have lived together and when these assets were gained.
Divorce also involves a determination of two types of support: child and spousal. Both of these items are calculated based on income, and residents of a high income area such as Cohoctah Township may want to take steps to ensure that their distributions are fair. Those that are owned either child or spousal support may also go to a family law attorney to enforce their support orders; without enforcement, it can be difficult if not impossible to actually procure support.
Family law attorneys are commonly involved in creating custody arrangements as well. Child custody, and child paternity, are both tricky issues that professionals may be able to help you handle. In the area of family law, it's always a good idea to receive at least a consultation first. There are many mistakes that it is possible to make throughout the course of legal proceedings that you may not even realize you are making.
Once an issue has been brought to the family court, whether it be a divorce or child custody hearing, it's always best to communicate directly through an attorney, document everything and follow your attorney's advice. Though a family court may be less intimidating than a criminal court, it is no less binding and the decisions that occur in family court can have significant consequences for all involved parties. We offer Family Law services for Cohoctah Township, MI. Contact Us today for a FREE consultation.
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