Family Law

Family Law

You may be able to begin a Michigan family law case after much careful thought, or you may have been drawn into a case because your partner has started a divorce action and then served you with a complaint. No matter how you become involved in a case, the process can be emotionally stressful. If you have never been involved in a family law matter, then there can be a great deal of uncertainty not only about the process, but about what lies ahead after a judgment or order is issued. 

Because of their deeply personal nature, family law disputes are some of the most difficult legal matters that most people will ever experience. St. Ignace family law attorney J.D. Praasterink helps clients in Mackinac County, Chippewa County, Luce County, Cheboygan County, Emmet County, and other counties in northern Michigan to resolve their Michigan family law disputes. Among the many types of matters that J.D. handles are:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Parenting Time
  • Property Division
  • Change of Domicile
  • Personal Protection Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Annulment 
  • Separate Maintenance
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Family Law Mediation

Mackinac County Family Law Attorney

A truly effective divorce attorney recognizes that divorce and related disputes are not just legal matters, but financial and emotional ones as well. In order to successfully serve his clients, J.D. Praasterink takes all of these things into account. 

Family law disputes can turn one's world upside down. J.D. helps clients take control of their lives by listening to their stories, helping them evaluate their needs and goals, and working with them to formulate a plan to achieve those goals. Experienced in Michigan family law and working in northern Michigan courts, J.D. helps clients understand what they can expect from the family law process, offering them the information and support they need to bring closure to their cases. 

In addition to education and support, J.D. Praasterink offers his clients the powerful advocacy they need. It can be difficult to speak for oneself during the emotional family law process. J.D. stands up for his clients, in court or in settlement negotiations, to ensure that they get what they and their families need.

If you are dealing with a family law matter, then you need not face it alone. Contact St. Ignace attorney J.D. Praasterink today for a free consultation. Learn your options, get guidance from an experienced northern Michigan family law attorney, and get the support and results you need to move forward.

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