Independence Twp., Michigan can be found in Oakland County. Home to nearly 35,000 people, it's also home to some excellent family law attorneys. If you're looking for help with your family law issues, it's important to have an advocate on your side. One issue where an attorney can definitely help is in establishing paternity. If you have a child and the father does not want to pay child support, or there are questions as to who the father is, you can work with an attorney to file the right papers and get the proper testing done so that paternity and child support can be established.
You may also need to focus on child custody issues, because the father of the child may or may not want to spend time with that child. If he decides he wants custody, you'll definitely need a lawyer to either facilitate that process or fight against it. Whichever you choose, consider your options carefully and don't sign anything that adjusts custody, support, paternity, or other issues with your child without contacting your attorney first. You don't want to make a mistake that could cause you serious and expense problems to get corrected.
A family law attorney in Independence Twp. can also help you if you need an annulment or a divorce. There is a big difference between the two, with an annulment dissolving the marriage completely and making it as though it never existed. That can only be done in specific circumstances, such as in cases of fraud. If you think you may qualify for an annulment, check with your attorney in order to determine whether you meet the criteria or whether you have to get a divorce instead. If a divorce is what's required, it's better to have an attorney who can help you make decisions about your future and make sure the proper paperwork with the right wording is filed.
In addition to issues like child custody and support, there will also be concerns about spousal support and property division that have to be addressed. You may have a prenuptial agreement that details all of this, but many people do not. Since the majority of people get married with no prenuptial agreement, it is up to them and their lawyers to sort out all the details during the divorce proceedings. The more you can work with your spouse and agree on issues, the easier things will be in your divorce. However, not everyone can agree on how things should be divided.
It is also possible that your prenuptial agreement will not be valid or that parts of it will not be valid. If your agreement wasn't created by lawyers, there may be clauses in it that cannot be enforced by the court during your divorce. That does not mean that other clauses will not still be enforceable, though, so don't assume that your entire prenup will be thrown out if there are problems with some of it. That is generally not the case. Your family law attorney can help you get through any issues that arise and address questions you have. JZ Law offer Family Law services for Independence Township, MI. Call for your FREE consultation 248-356-0600.
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