Escanaba, Michigan Family Lawyers
Attorney Kyle Bristow has been endorsed by over 170 attorneys and is rated as a 10.0/10.0 "superb" attorney on Avvo.com—the highest rating of that website—; he received the coveted "AV Preeminent" lawyer designation from Martindale-Hubbell in 2019 and 2020, which signifies that a large number of Kyle Bristow's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards; he has been rated by Super Lawyers as a Michigan "Rising Star" for two years—2016 and 2017—, no more than 2.5% of lawyers earn that designation in a given year, and he is...
My holistic approach to legal services looks at the various implications of certain legal actions while tailoring my services to fit your specific needs. I will work hard to understand you and your goals, be accessible and come up with a plan to obtain the best outcome given the...
Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for four straight years in Estate Planning and Probate from 2015-18. He was recently recognized as one of Michigan’s Top Lawyers by Michigan’s Top Lawyers and a Top 10 Family Law Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has...
If there’s one word that describes Channelle, that word is “advocate.” She sees her clients’ problems as her own problems—their fight is her fight. Channelle is a listener, a counselor, and an experienced voice who stands up for you when other attorneys might sit down. And for Channelle, family law is more than just about...
Brian E. Gordon was born in Detroit but raised in the East Lansing area where he attended and graduated from Okemos High School, Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University).
Brian has worked and resided in Grand Rapids for the past 20 years. Brian is an attorney/owner of Gordon & Hess, PLC with a practice primarily focused upon Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Mediation.
Brian is an experienced 20 year veteran of handling Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support matters for men facing...
Escanaba Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Alliance Against Violence and Abuse
Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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