Franklin, Michigan is located in Oakland County. It's home to just over 3,100 people, and it's a great community to live and work in. If you're struggling with a family law issue there, you can find an attorney who will be happy to help you work through the problems you're facing, so you can get the best resolution for everyone. One of the most common family law issues is divorce, but there can be a lot of smaller problems that surround it.
Child custody, child support, and property division are the concerns seen most often when a couple plans to divorce. In some cases, there are also paternity issues that have to be addressed. The divorce generally can't proceed until issues of paternity are addressed and determined, so that's something you'll want to work with your lawyer to get resolved as quickly as possible. Once you've resolved paternity issues, you can then proceed with the actual divorce.
That will require agreements on custody and support, as well as division of property. If you and your spouse are not able to come to an agreement on these issues the judge will have to make a ruling. You'll both have to abide by that ruling, so you want to make sure it's something acceptable to you and your spouse. If you can come to an agreement through your attorney, you'll be able to incorporate that into your divorce filing and the judge will likely approve it. That can make your divorce easier and faster, and can keep you from being stuck with a ruling neither one of you agree with but can't easily change.
Spousal support is another area of family law that can be a sticking point for many divorcing couples. There are not that many people who are granted alimony anymore, but there are still some circumstances where it's definitely warranted. If you believe your case may be one of those, it's important to talk to your attorney about what you want to receive from your spouse and whether your desires are realistic. That can help you have a divorce filing that is more easily accepted by your spouse and by the courts, so you'll have an easier process.
Of course, if you had a prenuptial agreement that can change the dynamics of your divorce filing. You'll need to abide by that agreement unless some or all of it is ruled unenforceable. Sometimes that happens, especially if you didn't have a lawyer draw up the agreement or if there are extenuating circumstances surrounding who would receive what in the event of a divorce. Your attorney can help you determine if your prenup is enforceable.
Annulments are another area of family law. While less common than divorces, they can and do still take place in certain circumstances. Mostly annulments are used in cases of fraud, such as when one spouse was already married to someone else when the wedding took place. Coercion and other issues can be grounds for annulment, too, depending on your particular situation. Call today for a FREE consultation 248-356-0600.
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