Separation For Unmarried Parents

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Separation For Unmarried Parents

Making the decision to separate from a partner can be difficult especially when children are involved. As an unmarried parent, you may be concerned about how your separation will affect your children and your parenting rights. Getting skilled advice today can help you make smart choices that protect your children’s well-being tomorrow.
Our family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Harris & Literski are ready to answer your separation questions and help you defend your parenting rights in Michigan courts. Our lawyers understand the state’s visitation and custody laws and child support requirements. Talk to us and learn how we can help you find solutions that protect your children’s best interests.

Establishing Paternity

If you are an unmarried father, you will need to establish paternity to secure your parenting rights. Our attorneys have decades of experience with complex parentage issues. We have helped many fathers establish paternity through court orders or by completing an affidavit of parentage form. When you meet with us in Brighton, we will help you determine the approach you need to follow to legally establish yourself as a father.

Addressing Your Custody Concerns

As an unmarried parent, you do not need to finalize your separation with the court. However, you should seek a court order for custody and visitation. Our family law attorneys regularly design co-parenting plans that help parents find common ground on important issues that include decision-making rights, visitation schedules and guidelines for child discipline.

Securing Fair Child Support Orders

As a parent, it is your responsibility to support your children financially. When you choose to separate from your partner, you are required to make regular child support payments. Our attorneys can help you obtain a fair financial support order that meets your children’s needs without erasing your savings.
Our lawyers are intimately familiar with the state’s child support formula and can present a strong case for you in court. Whether you are challenging your former partner’s support request or seeking additional financial support, we are equipped to advocate for your side.

Family And Domestic Law

Speak With A Knowledgeable Attorney To Learn More

Our firm offers economical legal services so that you can protect your parenting and financial interests. You can rely on us to give you honest advice and search for practical solutions for all your domestic matters. Contact us online or call our firm to schedule your free initial consultation.