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Sylvan Lake Family Law


When you live in Sylvan Lake, you are amongst the privileged to be in the quiet town with lake views. While there is not a large population in town, you always have options -- and that includes finding a lawyer that specializes in family law in Oakland County.

Whether you are getting married, getting divorced, or dealing with a child custody battle, you need to find someone who is going to represent you and what's best for you inside of a courtroom. Various documents may need to be drafted to keep your best interests in mind now and going forward.

If you are dealing with a divorce, then you likely have to deal with the issues of spousal support and property division. While spousal support isn't that common, it is if one person isn't working. If you are the one earning income while the other one is at home, you may be required to pay support for a certain number of years until her or she is able to make a decent living.

Depending upon the circumstances of a separation, it may be possible to request the courts to dismiss the marriage as though it never happened. This would be considered an annulment and shows that it was a mistake and that the marriage is null and void.

You may have doubts about a person's intentions with marriage and don't want your property to fall into the wrong hands. Prenuptials are often created by a family lawyer in Sylvan Lake to ensure that you don't have to split your assets in the event of a divorce if the marriage does not last beyond a certain number of years. You can break it down by percentage based on length of marriage and then have the other person sign so that it is a legally binding document.

Paternity tests and child support need to be considered if there is a child born within the relationship. You want to do what is right for your child and that may mean keeping them with you in Sylvan Lake. Child custody can be a battle in the Oakland County courtrooms if you and your spouse both want custody of the child. Someone needs to be named primary parent -- and the other will be responsible for paying child support.

Visitation rights will need to be established. Depending on how amicably the marriage is ending, this may require the help of a family law expert to ensure that you are getting the desired amount of time with your child.

In other instances, someone may be asking you for child support when you do not believe you are the father. A simple paternity test can be done in conjunction with the courts to clear this up. If it comes back that you are the father, then Michigan law states that you are responsible for support.

There are all sorts of conditions that you could deal with. Choosing a lawyer that works within family law can ensure that you get the help you need. JZ Law specializes in Family Law services. Contact us today.

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Oakland, Wayne, Livingston, Washtenaw and Macomb Counties!



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26677 W. 12 mile Rd. Ste 171
Southfield, MI 48034


Phone (248) 356.0600


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