Family Law is complex and decidedly different than traditional cases like criminal litigation, bankruptcy, medical malpractice, etc. as these are primarily focused on legal and financial consequences. Family law is rarely simple and is almost always about how our closest relationships will be defined – legally and personally – moving forward.
We are constantly aware that divorce and custody matters are, at their core, about the rights and lives of parents and children. Based on an experienced track record, our professional family law attorneys know the most effective path to untangling lives whether it involves separating assets, setting boundaries in co-parenting, ending a short-term marriage, or even navigating a lengthy battle against Child Protective Services.
Coupled with experience, the team at the Peter J. Johnson Law Office infuses empathy and patience into the process to help you better understand your family law options, thereby allowing you to make more informed decisions that ultimately define the lives of everyone involved moving forward. This unique approach blending advocacy with legal expertise makes us even more effective at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
Since domestic law matters present unique challenges distinct from other areas of civil law, developing creative solutions to complex problems between family members and/or defining the ongoing care of children, the legal services we provide in the area of family law include:
When a relationship dissolves, parents must create a new structure to guide them in future decision-making surrounding their children. This new “relationship” includes fair custody, parenting time, and transportation. Our family law attorneys will help craft a custody and parenting framework that works for you and your children’s needs.
When a biological father’s name is missing from a child’s birth certificate, he can be cut off from both the privileges and obligations of parenthood. Whether you are a father seeking visitation or a mother seeking assistance and/or support, our family law attorneys will help you explore all the pros and cons of establishing legal paternity.
The Michigan Child Support Formula can be confusing, complex, and overwhelming. Without careful attention to detail, improperly navigating its framework can result in a number that doesn’t make sense. Our family law attorneys will help you understand the law and the numbers to ensure your needs are met.
Family troubles don’t always end when a family court order is entered. Changes in your life, your co-parent’s circumstances, or your children’s needs can land you back to court. Our family law attorneys will help with modification of family court orders to incorporate those changes, including enforcement of existing orders when necessary.
Sometimes a child’s family of origin does not provide them with the security or stability they need for healthy growth and long-term success. Our family law attorneys help relatives, stepparents, and others create a family of choice with the adoptee. We’ve found this creates a strong foundation to give children (or adults) the necessary support to grow and thrive.
While parents have the right to raise their children as they see fit, the law establishes certain minimum requirements for a child’s care, safety, and support. When Child Protective Services files a petition against parents, our family law attorneys will help defend your rights and do our utmost get your children back.
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