FAMILY LAW

Family Law, also known as Domestic Relations, encompasses a variety of legal issues and each presents its own distinctive challenges. We have the experience and the knowledge to get you through what is likely to be not only a legally challenging time, but an emotionally challenging time as well. It is not just skillful advocacy that is needed at this crucial time. It is just as important to have an advocate who is compassionate and understanding. 

 

For many clients, this is their first interaction with the court system and the process can be daunting. This can cause an already emotionally exhausting time to feel very overwhelming. 

Most people are not aware that the vast majority of divorces do not even go to trial. They are settled through a negotiated settlement agreement. In fact, in some counties, the parties are referred to mediation before being allowed to move to trial. Make sure to hire an attorney who is also trained in mediation so as to be able to help the client navigate yet another unfamiliar area present in family law. 

 

Every family is different and so is every divorce matter. An experienced family law attorney “listens first”. A client may have many concerns, anxieties, and goals. They must listen in order to understand the client’s perspective, which in turn, allows the attorney to explain the legal process, the options, and the probable outcomes. This will also ensure that the client is empowered to make informed decisions which will set them on the path to the best possible future for them and their family.

Our firm works to customize the best divorce solution for each client. When that means litigation, we offer attorneys who have extensive courtroom experience and up-to-date knowledge of the law. Our attorneys gather all of the relevant evidence, prepare the right witnesses, and know how to present to the court the information it needs to reach a favorable ruling for our clients.

 

Another important thing to remember is that after the divorce process is final, life continues to bring changes, such as the need to move to a new city or state, change a child’s school, or adjusting child support or parenting time. Lopez and Associates is ready to represent our clients in post-judgment motions and negotiations as their lives and needs change.

There are many facets of family law and below is a list of areas in which we assist our clients: 

  • Divorce

  • Separation (Separate maintenance)

  • Annulment

  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

  • Spousal Support

  • Property Division

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Parenting time

  • Paternity

  • Domestic relations mediation

  • Change of domicile

  • Change of school

We invite you to contact Lopez and Associates today to discuss how we may be able to assist you resolve your family law matter and support you through the process.

Detroit

333 West Fort Street, Suite 1960, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Detroit 313.683.3050  Fax: 313.668.5914

 

Fenton

1114 North Leroy Street, Fenton, Michigan 48430

Fenton 810.746.7537  Fax: 810.746.7538

 

clopez@lopezandassociatespllc.com

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