Family Law Services and News
Child Custody, Parenting Time, Property Division, Spousal Support, Child Support, Ex Parte, Temporary, Emergency Motions and Orders. Additionally, Personal Protection Orders and Restraining Orders to prevent the hiding, selling, or disposing of the parties' marital property.
Divorce and Custody Matters with International Factors
Some of these issues include: one party is outside of the United States, marital property and assets to be divided are located abroad, international custody disputes (Hague and non-Hague Convention), one or both parties are foreign nationals, and enforcement of Affidavit of Support under Section 213A of the INA.
Legal Separation or Separate Maintenance
A separate maintenance is the term for legal separation in Michigan. This can be chosen by deeply religious couples or couples whose religions discourage divorce.
There are very few cases that qualify for this relief. However, it might be appropriate where fraud, duress, and lack of consent can be proven.
Change of Domicile
Change of School District
Custody and Parenting Time Modification
Custody disputes between couples who were never married to each other.
On June 3, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court published a plan for reopening local courts and created a website to inform the public about the latest developments: https://courts.michigan.gov/Administration/admin/pol/Pages/Directory-of-LAOs-Return-to-Full-Capacity.aspx
Family law courts in the Metro-Detroit area are gearing up to start once again serving the community with non-emergency matters after having been only in operation this past month for urgent cases and incarcerated parties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each jurisdiction is doing things a little bit differently than the other. We will share with the public information about the reopening of the courts and the new procedures in place as we learn them. Wayne County Circuit Court has announced that they will be resuming hearings for family law cases on May 11, 2020. However, hearings will be conducted via Zoom technology (video conferencing). If you need assistance with your case, please contact us at (248) 679-8886 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your consultation.