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Family Law Attorney in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Divorce, Child Custody, Child Visitation, Adoption

We seek to ensure that you will benefit from our family legal services. If you are facing a divorce, we will protect you and your children's rights during times of change in your family. From property division to custody debates, our divorce attorney John R. Bailey offers reliable counsel for clients in Ypsilanti and surrounding areas of Michigan, including Belleville, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Portage.

Grounds for A Michigan Divorce

Upset woman with crossed arms with an out of focus man sitting away from herIn Michigan, either spouse may state in a divorce complaint that there has been a breakdown in the marriage and there is no reasonable likelihood that they can preserve the marriage. After a 60-day waiting period, a judge may grant the divorce. If the parties are in agreement about the division of property and child custody, the divorce can be finalized without a trial. We work hard to negotiate a satisfactory settlement for you. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the court schedules a hearing and a trial may follow. Your divorce attorney provides aggressive representation in your contested divorce.

Spousal Support

Two wedding bandsThe court assesses the needs of each spouse when determining spousal support. Considerations include the following:

  • The duration of the marriage

  • The past conduct of the parties

  • How the property was acquired

  • The earning ability of each party

  • The age and health of the parties

  • General principles of equity

Our Firm aggressively pursues spousal support when appropriate.

Child with it's hands in an adult's handsChild Support

The amount of child support owed to the custodial parent is determined by the Michigan child support formula. The law is precise on how the amount is calculated, based on income and other factors. If you are owed child support, we enforce the support order on your behalf.

Compassionate Legal Counsel

A mother and father tying the shoes of their two childrenChild Visitation

Our family law attorney handles child visitation disputes:

  • Visitation rights after divorce

  • Paternity suits

  • School Choice

  • Moving the Child's residence out of State

If you are being denied your parental rights, John R. Bailey takes swift legal action on your behalf.

Pregnant mother, father, and daughter sitting on a couchChild Custody

Child Custody is one of the most difficult subjects in Family Law. John R. Bailey will aggressively pursue your custodial rights under Michigan Law.

Two women holding and playing with a babyAdoption

We understand the financial and legal concerns of parents considering adoption and offer our expertise at an affordable rate. We will guide you through the complex choices and laws affecting your child's adoption. Our knowledge and experience can help you seek favorable results in your adoption in Ypsilanti and anywhere in Michigan.