Michigan Divorce and Fathers' Rights Lawyer
The lawyers at Gordon & Shaw, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, protect their clients' rights and interests today, and help men plan ahead and prepare for their futures.
As soon as divorce is mentioned in your home, you should be prepared to protect and assert your rights as a father and husband. If you have already been served with divorce papers, you should consult with us immediately — whether the case seems "uncontested" or not — to avoid the entry of a default against you. Even if you think your divorce will be handled fairly, you want an advocate working on your side from the outset. Our Muskegon family law and fathers' rights attorneys handle all issues in divorce, including:
A mother does not automatically receive custody of the children in a court of law. You have rights and, if you feel your child will be better off in your custody, you should assert those rights. We are aggressive and experienced, and can help you develop a winning strategy. It is vital that we meet with you early on, discuss your situation and begin to prepare your case for success.
The child support formula is based on income, but it is also heavily influenced by both custody and parenting time. If you have to pay child support, we will explain the formula that determines your obligations. We also represent clients with post-divorce modification orders to change child support, as well as visitation and custody.
Men dealing with paternity issues have usually been denied their rights as biological fathers. Anyone facing such a case should seek competent and experienced counsel immediately to respond to a paternity petition and to protect their rights. Failure to act in a timely manner could lead to a default judgment against you that will forever haunt and impede your pursuit of fairness in the matter.
The process of determining and then dividing marital property is a complicated issue in a divorce. It can be very difficult to sift through what is marital property and what is separate property, and gather the necessary documentation. The lawyers at Gordon & Shaw, PLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, can help you evaluate the marital assets and fight for a division that is fair.
At Gordon & Shaw, PLC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we represent husbands and fathers and aim to protect their rights and best interests at every turn. We believe that Alimony/Spousal Support is a complex issue that requires us to give special attention to the financial details of the marriage so that the appropriate decision is made by the Court.
When entering a marriage, you must be prepared for any outcome. If there is a significant difference in age or income between you and your wife, it may be in your best interest to have a prenuptial agreement that details your possessions and assets, and provides for any support after the marriage.
It is not uncommon for family legal issues to intersect with the criminal justice system. If you have been accused of spousal abuse, child abuse, neglect or domestic violence, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Any conviction could have an impact on your rights in a family legal matter.
From preserving your assets through comprehensive planning, to handling matters in the probate court, a skilled lawyer at our firm stands ready to protect your rights.
For more information about our practice, or to schedule an appointment with our Grand Rapids fathers' rights lawyers, please contact our offices by calling 616-828-0216 or toll free at 866-875-2297.