Imagine you were married 30 years ago, and before you said, "I do," your spouse popped a very awkward question: "Will you sign a prenuptial agreement?"
A 64-year-old man, who escaped paying child support for decades, recently pleaded guilty to a failure to pay child support charge in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The father of four, who authorities located and arrested in Canada, could be sentenced to a maximum of two years in prison and two years of supervised release as a result of his conviction.
Most divorcing spouses have heard of the benefits of divorce mediation, but not all of them have been introduced to the concept of collaborative law. This advanced form of dispute resolution was actually created with marital conflicts in mind. A team of family law attorneys from Minnesota perfected the collaborative law process in the 1990s to help facilitate the swift, respectful and cost-effective settlement of their clients' divorces.
If you're a married father, the children of your wife are automatically considered to be yours under Michigan law. No additional paperwork is required to establish your rights as a father. However, if you're an unmarried dad, you need to step forward and claim your parental rights.
If there is one thing we have discovered in our time serving Westland residents, it is that many people do not have a full understanding of family law. They think that representation during divorce is the only service family law attorneys provide. In truth, lawyers working in this field handle a wide range of legal issues. We want to help you understand just what a family law attorney can do for you and your loved ones.