Family Law

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Resolution To Your Family Law Issue

Family law issues are some of the most stressful because we have invested so much of ourselves into the relationship, our children and the building of a future together.

At Berlin Family Law Group, we understand there is nothing more important than the well-being, happiness and safety of your children. We also understand that concerns about finances and property division are real.

Tailored Divorce Guidance And Support

No divorce is exactly the same as another. At Berlin Family Law Group, we know this. However, with over 20 years of experience helping people transition smoothly through the Michigan divorce process there’s not much, if anything, we haven’t seen or can’t resolve.
We can help you with many issues that relate to family law, including:
  • Divorce, including those that involve a business, high income or assets, and/or multiple properties
  • Child custody and parenting time schedules
  • Understanding the Michigan formula for child financial support as well as negotiating complex or nuanced cases involving self-employment, poverty, health care or day care costs
  • Alimony payments, including pensions and retirement asset division
  • Paternity questions for blended families, unmarried couples and unique situations
    Equitable distribution
It is normal to be concerned about how a divorce will affect your finances. We take the time to understand your needs and priorities. We offer experienced, seamless guidance through the divorce process or other family law issues. Get the advocacy and support you need to move toward the future you envision for yourself and your children.

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We Protect Your Best Interests

At Berlin Family Law Group, we know that context matters. This is why we make it a point to hear your story and understand the history of your relationship. As a family law-focused firm, we will ensure that the needs of your children always come first. Call 248-655-7980 or email us at the firm about what you need. We will let you know how we can help.

Answers From Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Troy, Michigan

Issues involving divorce, children, and marital estates often bring more questions than answers. At Berlin Family Law Group in Troy, we can guide you through your family law issues, protecting your rights and interests so you can move confidently into the future.
Below, we have compiled answers to some of the most common questions we receive. We invite you to sit down with us for answers regarding your specific needs and goals. Call 248-655-7980 or email us to schedule a consultation.

As we often say, no divorce is the same as another. The unique factors present in a divorce will influence the timeline. For example, a divorce with broad agreement on issues such as child custody and property division will typically take far less time to resolve than a divorce where critical issues are litigated.
When it comes to the cost of divorce, time is money. Cases that require litigation take longer and result in more legal expenses. It is far more expensive to go to court than it is to resolve issues amicably through negotiation and mediation.
Child support amounts are determined by a statutory formula that considers each party’s financial means and the needs of their child. Like any equation, garbage in equals garbage out. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that accurate information is used to create a support arrangement that reflects the actual reality of the situation.
You likely will not get “full custody”. The law presumes that it is best – with few exceptions – for children to have a relationship with both parents. Therefore, unless one parent presents a danger to a child due to abuse, it is doubtful that one parent will receive sole physical custody of a child. There are two types of custody in Michigan: legal custody and parenting time (physical custody). Legal custody covers the right of parents to make parenting decisions about their child’s health and wellbeing, while custodial covers where the child lives. Even in cases where one parent has primary custodial custody, it is expected that parents will share legal custody.
No. While the value of financial assets drives the need for many prenuptial agreements, they can effectively protect the interests of all parties regardless of their means. Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements can be customized to your unique situation and goals, whether you seek to protect yourself from a partner’s previous debts or preserve an inheritance for your adult children. 
If you are unmarried, you do not benefit from the presumption that a woman’s husband is the child’s father. It will be necessary to prove your paternity and make arrangements to provide child support to have access to parenting time.