Family Law2018-05-02T09:47:47+00:00

Sutherland Law, PLC

Grand Rapids Law Firm

Family Law

Family Law Services

Legal services in the Family Law field are as diverse as the situations and people that are involved in them. Family Law also encompasses some of the most difficult and arduous tasks that individuals or even attorneys encounter in the realm of law. Covering topics ranging from Divorce to legal Adoption, Custody and Parenting Time, and many others; an experienced Family Law Attorney can help protect you and those closest to you.

Dealing with estranged spouses and distressed relatives can make an already complicated situation much worse to deal with. The high risk of contention both for assets and emotional issues means that legal disputes in Family Law can take much longer than other areas. Also, state and federal laws mandate fee structures and charges for attorneys practicing in Family Law. It is essential then, that you find a lawyer who not only has experience in navigating the court sections that preside over these matters, but also one who knows the path of least resistance coupled with the highest potential for a fair outcome.

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Family Law Services

Divorce

Divorce

Divorce is a long and difficult procedure covering division of assets, the establishment of child custody and support, and alimony. An experienced attorney can help ensure fairness in all proceedings.

Child Custody

Custody

Child Custody is a topic of constant contention and debate, with practices and opinions changing around the country every day. A Lawyer who is dialed into the local community and common procedure is invaluable.

Guardianships

Guardianships

There are few things more distressing than a loved one in a difficult position. It is in our nature to help our family and friends, but it can help even more to ensure legal protection as well.

Child Support

Child Support

Child Support payments in Michigan are determined using a state-wide formula. This formula does not always accurately reflect the truth of the current circumstances, and accuracy is worth fighting for.

Spousal Support

Spousal Support

Spousal Support arrangements and enforcement are one of the most common continuing issues in a settled divorce matter. As in all Family Law issues, a lawyer who can fight for fairness is key.

Adoptions

Adoptions

The process of Adopting a minor child in Michigan is long and costly. Mistakes in paperwork and information can cause delays of months or even years, and thousands of dollars.

Grandparents Rights

Grandparents Visitation Rights

Michigan affords visitation rights to grandparents provided the parent in question has established visitations themselves. This area of law is very nuanced, and the advice of an experienced attorney is essential.

UCCJEA Action

UCCJEA Action

Custody issues that cross state lines are exceedingly complicated, but laws like the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act can help an attorney defend your rights.

Legal Separation

Legal Separation

Sometimes Divorce is not the answer, but extenuating legal issues can make the process of pursuing other alternatives unnecessarily difficult. There are options and solutions a Family Law Attorney can help you with.

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