Few people ever expect to need the services of a family lawyer. You may be wondering how you got to this point, what the next stage of your life looks like, and how you can best protect yourself. At The Lobb Law Firm, we understand that you are likely going through an extraordinarily challenging, emotionally draining time right now. As your lawyers, we are dedicated to supporting you through this time, giving you the resources you need to take care of yourself, and ensuring that your best interests are represented at the negotiation table or in the courtroom. Whether you are facing:
- A sudden and unexpected divorce
- The inevitable end of a painful marriage
- Custody issues that leave you wondering if you will get to see your children as often as you’d like
- Questions about child support or spousal support
- Other family law situations
You can trust us to fight for you vigorously. Contact us for a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with common family law issues below. When you’re ready to take the next step, contact us to discuss your options.
No matter what circumstances brought you to divorce, you deserve effective, high-quality representation from a Wayne County family law attorney. Maybe you’re dealing with the effects of infidelity, a partner who has simply given up, or an unbalanced workload. Maybe you’re just ready to be done. Either way, there’s a lot of work to be done before you can close this chapter of your life and start a new story.
Your team at The Lobb Law Firm will help you navigate every step of the divorce process. After our initial consultation, we’ll tell you about our plan to help you get what you deserve and exit the marriage with minimal stress and difficulty.
In many situations, divorce cases can be handled quickly, privately, and with minimal confrontation. Remember, you and your ex-partner often have the same goal: end the marriage with your dignity and financial well-being intact. It’s often easier for both parties to negotiate the terms of the divorce together with the help of divorce lawyers and mediators, rather than forcing the court to decide on important issues like child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of assets.
However, not every marriage can end peacefully, and we understand that. If your ex-partner is unwilling to come to a fair compromise on important issues, we are ready to fight for what you deserve in a court of law.
In some situations, you and your ex-partner may be able to end your marriage via a summary dissolution. This is often faster, less expensive, and less invasive than a traditional divorce. Both you and the other party must be in agreement on everything. If there are any disagreements, you may need to go the route of a traditional divorce.
This is a viable option for many divorcing couples. When we think of divorce, we think of screaming matches and dramatic courtroom showdowns. But in real life, most divorcing couples are just worn out and ready to be done, with minimal animosity for their soon-to-be-ex-spouse. When this happens, both people can come to agreeable and fair terms. This gives you the legal closure you need to start anew. The team at The Lobb Law Firm can help you discuss your options and decide which type of divorce is best suited to your needs.
Issues like child support and custody often make divorce even more painful and complicated. When it comes to child support, though, the facts are straightforward: every child deserves the fair financial support of both parents. Child support orders are fairly straightforward, as the state uses the Michigan Child Support Formula. However, a number of factors go into the actual amount ordered. For example, if there are significant earning discrepancies, custody agreements outside the standard 50/50 time split, or a child with exceptional needs, child support awards could be impacted accordingly.
Whether you are likely to be the payee or the payer of child support, your team of child custody attorneys is here to help you. As a payer, you want to know that your hard-earned money will directly benefit your child’s life and fairly reflect the financial contribution both parties should make. As the payee of child support, you want to know that your co-parent is contributing fairly and that you aren’t shouldering the expenses of childrearing alone. This is a complex and delicate subject, and our goal is to navigate it in a way that protects the best interests of the child and maintains the co-parenting relationship.
Will the end of your marriage lead to you paying or receiving spousal support? Though alimony is awarded in some cases, the standards and calculations used to determine spousal support have changed substantially over time. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to any question considering spousal support, which is why it is crucial that you have a family law attorney on your side.
A number of factors contribute to a court’s decision to award or not award spousal support. The court may look at each party’s earning ability and the sacrifices made by both parties to support each other throughout the marriage. The length of marriage is another important factor to consider.
If you’re worried about being required to pay spousal support or you believe you should be paid spousal support after the end of your marriage, turn to the Southfield family lawyers at The Lobb Law Firm. We understand what the courts look at when making these decisions and what it takes to negotiate a favorable outcome.
What If I Have More Questions?
You’re undoubtedly experiencing unprecedented anxiety and fear as you contemplate the end of your marriage and think about the possible outcomes of custody disputes. You aren’t alone and you do not need to go through this on your own. At The Lobb Law Firm, we give each client the service and attention we would want our own family members to receive if they had legal issues.
Our team of top family law attorneys handles cases all over the state of Michigan, providing a free initial consultation to each client considering our firm. We know that when it comes to family issues, you need an attorney who understands your needs, has in-depth knowledge and relevant experience, and makes you feel confident about your choice. During your free initial consultation, you can ask questions, explore different possible outcomes, and get valuable insight as to the likely outcomes of your case. You can visit our FAQ page for answers to common family law questions or contact us now to schedule your free consultation.
Contact The Lobb Law Firm Now—Let Our Family Help Yours
There is a lot at stake when you are facing family law issues. Perhaps you’re worried about the loss of time with your children, a child support order that leaves you without enough to live on, or the unfair division of assets you worked hard to build during your marriage. These issues are not ones you want to risk handling on your own. Turn to the team at The Lobb Law Firm for experienced, client-centered representation that is always focused on your best interests. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation in Wayne County or Macomb County.