Experienced lawyers dedicated to resolving Michigan family law issues
Family law is a unique area of practice, involving both personal and economic issues. Whether you are planning your property arrangements before marriage or deciding how assets should be distributed in a divorce, the proceedings take on an added dimension due to the parties’ past or present emotional attachments. At Starr Sackin PLLC, we approach family law matters with sensitivity and compassion, even as we advocate zealously for the best results for our clients. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience in the field, making us a trusted resource for anyone facing a divorce, custody dispute or other family issue. From our offices in Oxford and Lapeer, we serve clients in Oakland County, Lapeer County and throughout eastern Michigan.
Strong advocates when you’re going through a divorce
Under Michigan’s no-fault divorce system, it is only necessary to allege that the marriage has broken down and that there is no reasonable likelihood it can be preserved. However, for a divorce to be considered uncontested, the spouses must be in agreement as to all key elements, including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and division of the marital assets and debts. At Starr Sackin PLLC, we represent clients who can settle these issues by negotiation as well as couples with disputes that need resolution through mediation or in court.
Seeking workable child custody, visitation and support arrangements
Child custody, visitation and child support can be contentious issues in divorce cases. Mindful of the children’s best interests, we assertively champion our clients' rights to fair parenting arrangements. We have decades of experience working with Michigan’s child support guidelines and making sure that payment obligations are reasonable for the paying parent and adequate for the receiving parent. We also assist clients in child support enforcement proceedings and in seeking modification of support orders due to changes in circumstances.
Drafting, reviewing, challenging and enforcing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
We draft and review prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that protect your economic interests by directing how property is to be divided should you divorce. Such contracts are often used when a party has been married before, has children with someone else, runs a business or has significant assets he or she wishes to keep separate. However, they can only deal with property rights, not child custody or child support. To be enforceable in Michigan, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements must be entered into knowingly and voluntarily and cannot be the product of fraud or undue influence or mental incapacity.
Schedule a free consultation with a Michigan family law attorney
Starr Sackin PLLC, in Lapeer and Oxford, Michigan, is your legal resource for divorce, custody and all other family law needs. Reach us by calling 248-622-2637 to set up an appointment or contacting us online today.