Guiding You Through Your Family Law Case
When emotions come into play in complex family law matters, judgment can become skewed. A knowledgeable family law attorney can help you sort through those emotions to identify goals and work toward your main objectives.
Michele Giordano, founding attorney of Giordano Law, PLC, has specialized in family law for over a decade. She draws upon this experience to find the approach that sets you up for the best future possible.
Working For Efficient Divorce Resolution
Michigan is a “no-fault” divorce state, which allows for a divorce filing based on a “breakdown of the marriage relationship.” There are residency requirements and issues surrounding support and child custody that you need to consider before you file for divorce. Michele can help you better understand those requirements and advise you on issues surrounding your children and your financial situation.
A divorce does not only mean the end of your relationship. It also means you will need to divide your property and possibly work out spousal support (also called alimony) and child support arrangements.
There are ways to maintain more control over the final agreements in your divorce. Michele is not afraid to think outside of the box to see if a modern approach, like alternative dispute resolution, works in your case.
Protecting The Best Interests Of Your Children
Divorce can also lead to concerns such as parenting time, child custody and support. If two parents are unable to agree on a custody arrangement, you will be forced to abide by a custody and parenting time schedule created by the court. In Michigan, child custody is based on the “best interest of the child.” Several factors go into that determination, some of which include:
- The physical and mental health of each parent
- The ability of each parent to provide the children with care, food and clothing
- Emotional ties between each parent and the children
- Other factors the court deems relevant
Michele can help you understand Michigan’s laws surrounding child custody and parenting time in order to help you come up with a plan that works for your family.
Navigating The Adoption Process
Issues involving children and family law are not always the result of an unhappy event. They also include things like expanding your family through adoption. Whether you are looking at a direct placement or stepparent adoption, you should be worrying about things like preparing your home and family, not the laws and legal red tape surrounding the adoption. Michele can guide you through the necessary steps.
Schedule A Consultation To Learn More
At Giordano Law, PLC, we understand that most people are overwhelmed by the emotional stress and legal complexities of family law proceedings. We break down the legal issues and explain your options so you can better understand the process. Call 616-426-8308 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation and get started with your personally tailored strategy.