Divorce Lawyer | Taylor Michigan | James E. Brittain PLC
Lawyer resolving domestic/family law cases for over a decade
Divorce, Parenting-time, custody, child support and alimony representation
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Family Law Assistance James E. Brittain PLC has been practicing all areas of domestic law for over a decade. You may be facing some or all of these issues when dealing with a family case in Michigan. Child custody: Determining who should have primary physical and legal custody of a child, and establishing a visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent.Child support: Determining the amount of financial support that a parent should provide for their child, taking into account the income of both parents and the needs of the child.Division of assets and debts: Allocating property and debts accumulated during the marriage between the two spouses.Spousal support: Determining whether one spouse should provide financial support to the other after a judgment, and if so, the amount and duration of such support.Domestic violence: Addressing instances of domestic violence, including obtaining restraining orders, determining custody arrangements that prioritize the safety of the victim and their children.Paternity: Establishing the legal father of a child born out of wedlock.Adoption: Legal process of becoming a parent to a child that is not biologically related.Modification of existing orders: Changing court orders regarding child custody, support, or other issues, in response to changes in circumstances.Give us a call today and see how we can help you.
For over a decade, James E. Brittain PLC has been practicing in all areas of domestic law in Michigan. If you are dealing with a family case, we can assist you with the following issues:
Child custody: determining primary physical and legal custody of your child and establishing visitation schedules for the non-custodial parent.
Child support: calculating financial support for your child, taking into account both parents' income and the child's needs.
Division of assets and debts: dividing the property and debts accumulated during your marriage.
Spousal support: determining whether one spouse should provide financial support to the other after a divorce and establishing the amount and duration of such support.
Domestic violence: addressing instances of domestic violence, including obtaining restraining orders and prioritizing the victim's and children's safety when determining custody arrangements.
Paternity: legally establishing the father of a child born out of wedlock.
Adoption: guiding you through the legal process of becoming a parent to a child that is not biologically related.
Modification of existing orders: assisting you with changing court orders regarding child custody, support, or other issues in response to changes in circumstances.
Contact us today to see how we can help you
Going through a divorce can be a stressful and emotional experience, especially when children are involved. If you are facing a divorce in Michigan and have children, it is important to understand the process and what you can expect.
First, you should be aware that Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means that either spouse can initiate a divorce without having to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. To file for divorce, one spouse must have lived in Michigan for at least 180 days and in the county where the divorce is being filed for at least 10 days.
Once a complaint has been filed, the court will need to resolve several issues related to the children, including custody, parenting time, and child support.
Custody refers to the legal responsibility for making decisions about the children's upbringing, including their education, health care, and religion. In Michigan, there are two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody refers to where the children will live, while legal custody refers to the right to make decisions about their care.
Parenting time refers to the time that each parent spends with the children. The court will try to create a parenting time schedule that is in the best interests of the children and allows both parents to have meaningful time with them.
Child support refers to the financial support that one parent pays to the other for the care and expenses of the children. The amount of child support is determined by state guidelines, which take into account the income of both parents and the number of children.
It is important to note that the court will always prioritize the best interests of the children when making decisions about custody, parenting time, and child support. If you are unable to reach an agreement with your spouse about these issues, the court will make a decision based on the evidence presented.
If you are going through a divorce with children in Michigan, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights and the best interests of your children. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult process.
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Child Custody Attorney| Taylor Michigan | James E. Brittain PLC
The child custody process in Michigan typically involves the following steps:
Filing a complaint for custody and/or parenting time - either parent can file this complaint with the court.
Temporary orders - the court may issue temporary orders for custody and parenting time while the case is pending.
Discovery - both parties gather information from each other and from third parties to help prove their case.
Mediation - the parties may attend mediation to try and reach a settlement agreement.
Trial - if a settlement is not reached, the case will proceed to trial where a judge will decide the custody and parenting time arrangements.
It is important to have an experienced lawyer because the outcome of a child custody case can have long-lasting effects on the lives of the parents and children involved. A knowledgeable family law attorney can help navigate the complex legal process and represent the client's best interests in court. An experienced lawyer can also negotiate a settlement agreement that is in the best interests of the children and the client.
Serving southeast Michigan for over a decade, James E. Brittain is the parenting-time attorney you need to help you through all your parenting-time disputes. Call now for your free consultation.
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