Southfield Family Law Attorney
If you or a loved one is struggling with legal matters with an ex-spouse, spouse, or any family member, you might be unsure of the steps necessary to take to get the matter resolved. It is never easy pursuing legal action against a loved one. At Haque Legal, we understand that this could cause serious issues with your family structure as you know it. Thankfully, a skilled Southfield family law attorney at our firm can help you navigate difficult conversations to obtain the result you desire. Contact us to discuss your situation during a free consultation.
Why Hire A Family Law Attorney From Haque Legal?
- We take a sensitive approach to all our family law cases.
- We keep your desired outcome at the center of all negotiations.
- We’ve reached a positive result for hundreds of families.
What Types Of Southfield Family Law Cases Do We Handle?
We handle a wide variety of family law cases and issues. The typical cases and controversies we see include:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Separation of assets
Even if you don’t see your specific family law issue listed here, we have years of experience in the family law field and are happy to offer you a free case consultation.
We Avoid Trial If Possible
We understand that litigation processes such as child custody in Southfield can be very taxing on families; emotions can run high and words are said that can’t be taken back. Our family law attorneys are familiar with non-trial alternatives that can help you resolve your dispute. Some of those alternatives include:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Collaborative Law
- Family Law Arbitration
What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a great way to solve issues like spousal support, child support, and child custody outside the courtroom. Parties can stipulate to going to ADR or a family law judge can order parties to resolve their issues in ADR. ADR is less adversarial than the litigation process. A trained mediator will lead the conservation and go back and forth between the parties. Your family law attorney will sit with you to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.
What Is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative law is a new development under Michigan family law. The whole idea is to assemble a professional team that helps the couple through tough aspects of divorce such as Southfield spousal support lawyers to solve financial and legal issues. You, your spouse, and your respective attorneys will assign an agreement not to go to court. Then, you will schedule a series of meetings to work together to figure out the terms of your divorce. Your attorney will be there to advise and assist you in advocating for yourself and your wants and needs from the divorce. Collaborative law is a very unique Michigan legal tool that many people are taking advantage of. For collaborative law to work, both parties must agree to approach problems in good faith. One of our family law-skilled attorneys can discuss the collaborative process with you in more detail during your free case consultation.
What Is Family Law Arbitration?
Family law arbitration is a step above the mediation process. An arbitrator is a neutral third party who acts as a judge. They will hear the issues and look at the evidence and make a decision on the issues. Family Law Arbitration is less formal than the courtroom, but the arbitrator’s decision is still binding on the parties. Arbitration is a great option for divorce, child support, and child custody issues.
We Aren’t Afraid To Go To Court
Although Michigan provides great alternatives to avoid the Michigan court system, sometimes court is the only way to get your family law issue resolved. We aren’t afraid to go to trial if necessary. We have successfully litigated hundreds of family law cases. If we choose the court route, our attorneys will help you:
- File all your pleadings and responses
- Respond to the opposing parties requests for more information
- Build an evidence file to support your claims and present at trial
- Depose and cross-examine witnesses
- Compile your list of assets and liabilities
- Much, much more.
What Does A No-Fault Divorce State Mean?
In Michigan, you do not have to state a reason for filing for divorce other than irreconcilable differences. The judge will still take into account factors like abuse and neglect when reviewing the pleadings and determining the division of assets. Each spouse will need to obtain their own attorney. The Michigan Rules of Ethics prohibit representing two parties on opposite sides of the litigation.
Nor does Michigan have a requirement that you have to attend counseling before seeking a divorce. A Southfield divorce attorney can start the divorce proceedings on your behalf. You can still go through the divorce proceedings even if your spouse doesn’t want to get a divorce. After we serve your spouse, they have 21 days to respond. If your spouse doesn’t respond, then a default judgment will be entered in your favor.
Who Pays The Bill?
There are multiple ways attorney’s fees can be handled in Michigan. You or your attorney can request your attorney’s fees be handled by your spouse. In order to do so, you need to demonstrate that you are unable to bear the cost, your spouse is able to pay, or the expenses were incurred because the other party refused to comply, despite having the ability to comply.
Additionally, if your spouse exhibited bad conduct that led to your divorce or during the divorce process, they may be held liable for attorney’s fees. Your attorney can help you demonstrate these requirements before the court.
Contact A Southfield Family Law Attorney At Haque Legal
One of our skilled family law attorneys is standing by to assist you through the family law legal process. Contact us today or call (248) 996-9954 to schedule your free case consultation.