Michigan Family Law Attorney
Divorce, Child Custody, Child Visitation, Adoption
John R. Bailey guarantees that you will benefit from our family legal services. If you are facing a divorce, we will protect you and your children's rights during times of change in your family.
From property division to custody debates, our divorce attorney offers reliable expert counsel.
Grounds for a Michigan Divorce
In Michigan, either spouse may state in divorce complaint that there has been a breakdown in the marriage and there is no reasonable likelihood that they can preserve the marriage. After a 60-day waiting period, a judge may grant the divorce. If the parties are in agreement about division of property and child custody, the divorce can be finalized without a trial. We work hard to negotiate a satisfactory settlement for you. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the court schedules a hearing and a trial may follow. Your divorce attorney provides aggressive representation in your contested divorce.
The court assesses the needs of each spouse when determining spousal support. Considerations include the following:
- The duration of the marriage
- The past conduct of the parties
- How the property was acquired
- The earning ability of each party
- The age and health of the parties
- General principles of equity
Our Firm aggressively pursues spousal support when appropriate.
The amount of child support owed to the custodial parent is determined by the Michigan child support formula. The law is precise on how the amount is calculated, based on income and other factors. If you are owed child support, we enforce the support order on your behalf.
Our family law attorney handles child visitation disputes:
- Visitation rights after divorce
- Paternity suits
- School Choice
- Moving the Child's residence out of State
If you are being denied your parental rights, John R. Bailey takes swift legal action on your behalf.
We understand the financial and legal concerns of parents considering adoption and offer our expertise at an affordable rate. We will guide you through the complex choices and laws affecting your child's adoption. Our knowledge and experience ensures favorable results in your adoption.
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Get a prompt and personal response to your family law inquiries. Our knowledge and experience ensures favorable results in your adoption, divorce, or custody case.