Family Law

Divorce and other types of family law are some of the most emotionally difficult cases to come before a judge. At the Cohen Law Office, P.C., our family law attorneys help clients navigate the financial, practical, and emotional aspects of divorce, child custody, support, and paternity cases, helping them protect their families’ best interests.

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Divorce Lawyers Who Listen

A marriage may end when the Judgment of Divorce is signed, but that doesn’t mean your divorce just a bunch of paperwork. We understand the emotional side of divorce, and will listen to you and your priorities when it comes time to end your marriage and move on. We know that Michigan divorce law doesn’t always feel fair. We will pay attention to your needs, and your concerns as we negotiate and advocate for a fair resolution of:

  • Spousal support (sometimes called alimony)
  • Property division
  • Payment of attorney fees
  • Division of retirement assets
  • Handling of family business assets
  • Equity interests in the family home or real property

When negotiation fails, we will use all the tools at our disposal to guide your family law judge to a fair and equitable resolution to your marriage.

Empathetic Child Custody Lawyers for Tough Parenting Time Matters

Whether you were married to your partner or not, breakups can be difficult when children are involved. As part of a divorce or in a case of its own, child custody can be one of the most difficult issues to resolve. It’s not just about money, or control. For a child custody order to work, it needs to consider the practical realities of both parents’ lives, and their children’s best interests. At the Cohen Law Office, we empathize with parents who have busy schedules and difficult former partners. We will help you prepare a proposed parenting time plan or custody order that addresses your circumstances and will stand up for you and your children in court.

Paternity Attorneys with the Knowledge to Help

Some of the toughest family law cases deal with paternity – who is, or should be, the father of the child. Paternity issues involve
• Unmarried fathers trying to get custody of their children
• Single mothers looking for financial help through child support
• Families where the wrong person is listed on the birth certificate
• Divorces where the mother has had an affair or started a new relationship and gotten pregnant before the case is final
Asking the court to clear up these cases sometimes requires a revocation of paternity action. These are some of the most complicated family law cases, both because of the court’s procedure, and the fact that there are three potential parents involved. We know how to handle establishing or revoking paternity. We will help you meet the court’s requirements and make clear who your child’s legal parents are.

A Responsive Family Law Team When You Need to Make a Change

Even a carefully crafted custody, child support, or parenting time order can be outgrown. Your existing order may need to be modified if:

  • You or your former spouse get a new job or lose the one you have
  • You need to move out of state or more than 100 miles away
  • You get remarried
  • Your co-parent does something that makes your child unsafe
  • Your child is struggling in school or your ex-spouse isn’t making them attend
  • Your child’s extracurricular activities make parenting time difficult

When circumstances change or something happens in your family, we can help you file a motion to modify your existing order or request a change of domicile to let you and your child move out of state.

Honest Advice for All Your Family Law Questions

The Michigan family courts deal with a variety of family law issues. In addition to divorce, child custody, support, and parenting time, we can also help you with:

  • Personal protection orders
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Name changes

No matter what type of family law issue you are facing, we are here to answer your questions, and get you the help you need.

Contact the Cohen Law Office, P.C., in Southfield, Michigan

You don’t have to face divorce or family trouble alone. Our skilled family law attorneys are here to help. Please contact us any time to schedule a free face-to-face consultation. We also offer phone consultations if transportation is inconvenient. Contact the Cohen Law Office to get started today.