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Ferndale Family Law


If you have a possible family law case and live in Ferndale, you should find an experienced attorney specialist you need to represent you. In most cases, you will be more comfortable and confident if you select a local family law specialist to manage your issues.

Ferndale Profile

Your city is primarily a residential suburb of Detroit, just north thereof. Ferndale does not have a major commercial or industrial presence, which enhances its residential flavor.

However, there are over ten family law specialists serving your area. With around 20,000 residents, Ferndale is classified as a smaller city, but is home to some experienced family law attorneys, along with nearby specialists who serve the city.

Common Family Law Issues in Ferndale

The following issues are the most common actions handled by the Family Division of Michigan Circuit Courts. Family law specialists are experienced with all of these important areas.

Divorce is typically the most prevalent of family law cases. With the majority of filings in Circuit Court targeted for the Family Division, your selection of a family law attorney for you is paramount. Most other common family law issues typically spring from divorce actions. These are the most common issues related to divorce.

Child custody involves voluntary agreements or court orders naming the custodial parent or parental shared custody when minor children are components of divorce cases. Should children be placed in harm's way by the actions of one parent, custody decisions may involve restricted visitation rights or third-party supervised visitation when the perceived unqualified parent is with the child.

Property division issues are resolved with mutual agreements of the parties or court-ordered fair and equitable allocation of assets to both spouses. While the court makes every attempt to fairly divide the divorcing couple's assets, one party or another may voluntarily offer different property

Spousal support usually depends on a variety of factors, including the following considerations, at a minimum.

Evaluating the length of the marriage.

The family's current standard of living.

The ability of each party to pay the indicated support, via work prospects or other income-generating resources.

The courts' efforts to apply the principles of fair and equitable treatment of each party.

Child support levels in Ferndale mandate that the court use a stated calculation, using a state-specified formula based on income information and custodial situations.

Paternity is a question, primarily related to child support issues that can arise if the alleged sperm donor denies being a parent to the minor child needing support. Sometimes, lab tests are ordered to establish scientific certainty of paternity.

Other issues that may or may not involve divorce cases include prenuptial agreements, adoption and/or annulment of a marriage. Ferndale family law specialists are familiar with all typical domestic relations issues, having handled numerous cases involving all of these common issues.

When faced with one or more of these domestic relations issues, contact a local Ferndale family law attorney. Discuss your situation and decide on your comfort level with the experienced expert. You will find the family law specialist who can represent you best. Let us help with your Family Law case. Call JZ Law today for a FREE consultation.

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