Family Law

We know that going through a family-related dispute is difficult and complicated, which is why our team of lawyers provides an understanding, sympathetic and insightful view in tackling the matter. All of our staff members at Downriver Lawyer believe in the commitment to family, the foundation of love and stability and a desire to provide a resolution to our client’s concerns while upholding the value of family.

You may have never foreseen a family-related issue affecting you directly or a loved one. However, these matters are becoming more common and affect parties who are related by marriage, blood, common-law partners or even distant or casual relationships. The issue at hand may be as simple as securing your assets pre- or post-marriage, or as complicated as securing your interest during a dissolution, legal separation, or even annulment. We provide our support and services to fiancés, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, stepparents, grandparents and children. No matter the party involved or the scenario, our team of lawyers has experience in every realm of family law.
Family law is a broad legal area that covers, marriage contracts (pre and post-nuptials), dissolutions, annulments, child-custody matters such as visitation rights and/or child support issues, child-abuse and Child Protective Service (CPS) issues, the division of assets and real-property (including real property valuations), paternity determinations, and domestic violence and restraining orders. Each area requires a vast knowledge of the law and experience in determining success rate and the most efficient approach in achieving the end-result.

We provide legal expertise in the following areas of family law:

  • Pre-nuptials/Post-nuptials
  • Legal Separation
  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Annulment
  • Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation Rights
  • Child Support
  • Visitation Rights
  • Paternity Determinations
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Adoptions (biological/step-parent)
  • Dismissal of prior court orders
  • Modification of existing orders
  • Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
  • Property Distribution/Valuation

Our attorneys understand that family law matters affect not only the parties involved, but also children and extended family members. In situations involving domestic abuse, our focus is aimed at protecting those involved and giving a sense of security while preventing future contact or harm.

In matters regarding the separation of property during dissolution and legal separation matters, our team of attorneys do a thorough investigation to determine the extent of the relationship and the assets and the financial status of the party involved to ensure that you are provided with a comprehensive range of all of your legal rights in obtaining what you deserve.

Child custody is the most common domestic dispute in family law courts. Children need to be protected and provided the greatest level of security. We ensure that both the interested party and the child/children involved great the highest level of advice and experience that puts the child’s best interest on the forefront. While divorcing parties are distrusting of each other, our attorneys ensure that you receive the financial support that you need to continue to provide the best financial support for your child. We believe that it is unnecessary to disrupt a child’s life that is why we help our clients make the best decision concerning their child.

As family law experts, we bring a history of experience in negotiation skills, litigation and settlement matters to provide the most favorable solution to our clients. Our goal is to provide security and stability to our clients while they are going through this difficult and emotional time, while also lending a listening ear.