Howell, a small city within Michigan of approximately 9,000 individuals, is a youthful city with a median age of 35.2 years. Also known as Howell Township, Howell has a per capita household income of $43,958. 36.6 percent of the households within the township are married couples living together, showing a strong background of family throughout this Livingston County community.
A family law attorney in Livingston County may be able to help Howell residents in any of their family law needs. Family law is a special branch of law that involves any legal issues that occur between family members. Commonly, a family law attorney will help a family through a divorce. Custody arrangements, spousal support, child support and paternity tests may also be done through a family law attorney. In some cases, the attorney may be able to help you settle out of court.
Before marriage it's often ideal to have a family law attorney draft a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is far more than protection of a single spouse -- it can be used to outline the terms of a divorce before the divorce occurs, thereby saving an incredible amount of frustration and difficulty later on should the marriage dissolve.
With an average family size of 3 individuals per household, Howell is a strong family-centered community. Property division as well as the division of marital assets in general can be a significant challenge without an attorney to help mediate. In the case of a divorce it's always the best idea to be the first one to procure legal aid. Often, the person who gets legal aid the fastest will have an edge because they will be advised on everything they should or shouldn't do and won't be in the dark about the process.
Apart from divorce, annulment is also a service that a family law attorney may provide. Annulment occurs under certain circumstances and can dissolve a marriage in such a way that it is as though it never legally happened.
Child custody is a particularly complex issue that needs to be dealt with quite often in the court of family law. Today, children often have some say in their custody arrangements and the arrangements overall are built to the benefit of the child. Thus, parents need to be very cautious in their arrangements to avoid upsetting the stability of the child. Child support is usually tied into child custody as well, which can further complicate an already complex issue.
In Michigan, marital property is usually divided based on what is decided to be fair. Thus, it may be quite complicated to divide property. Marital property is generally considered the property that you or your spouse gained throughout the marriage -- however, if it seen that one spouse put considerably more effort in than the other spouse, the property may not be divided equally. Debts will also usually be divided. The situation can be complex, but a family law attorney can help. Call or email us today to schedule and appointment 248-356-0600. We offer free consultations.
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