Legal issues are difficult, and when they involve your family, they only become more stressful. In matters of divorce, child custody, adoption, or estate planning, our skilled attorneys can help.
We proudly serve clients in Novi, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Flint, and anywhere in between.
Throughout her law career, attorney Jennifer M. Paine, Esq. has focused heavily on the area of family law.
Providing knowledgeable legal guidance with a compassionate touch allows Jennifer to guide individuals and families through complicated matters.
At Pinnacle Family Law, our experienced attorneys can provide answers to your complicated family legal questions.
Yes. Michigan's status as an "equitable distribution state" means that the court has the authority to divide and allocate the marital assets of either spouse however they see fit. In reality, "equitable" may not necessarily mean "equal."
When the court is tasked with dividing property in a divorce, the first step is to determine what property can be divided. Property can include tangible or intangible assets.
The court will take into account different factors, such as the length of your marriage, each spouse's contributions, and more.
The answer to this question can vary greatly depending on each unique situation. Your specific divorce cost will depend on different factors, including businesses owned by either spouse, child custody, and spousal support issues.
Statistically, the cost of a non-contested divorce in Michigan ranges from $1200 to $1500, with a contested divorce costing $5000 or more, with court filings and legal fees.
At Pinnacle Family Law, we will explain the divorce process to you at every step so that you will remain aware of your situation.
Generally speaking, it does not matter which spouse is filing for the divorce in Michigan. There are, however, things to take into consideration if you are thinking about whether you want to be the one to make the divorce filing.
If you are the one to file, you may have the advantage of consulting with an attorney ahead of time, rather than having to react and find a lawyer after being served with papers.
In any event, whether you or your spouse are filing for divorce, our attorneys at Pinnacle Family Law are ready to help you.
The answer to this question is dependent upon whether there are children involved and their ages. In Michigan, there is a waiting period of 60 days for divorces without minor children, and 6 months for divorces involving a minor child.
It is important to note that these are minimum waiting periods. When considering other factors, or whether or not the divorce is a contentious one, the timeline can vary greatly.
At Pinnacle Family Law, our team can work with you to help your divorce case take place as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Jennifer is very helpful. She is truly a friend and cares about her clients as such. She is amazing and gives great information!
Jennifer has actually taken the time to help me out with my case. She is very knowledgeable. She always seems to be working hard and cares about my case.
It is only because of this firm that I am able to see my son after three years. Jennifer Paine really listens and fights for her clients.
Our attorneys have been helping families seek positive and satisfying solutions to their legal matters for years. We possess the knowledge and understanding you need to reach a result and move forward to a better, brighter future.
We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients 24/7, with nighttime and weekend appointments available. When you have questions or concerns about your case, our attorneys are ready and willing to help you.
We understand that you and your family are going through some of the most difficult and emotional issues of your lives. Our goal is to treat your family situation as though it was our own and help you through it in any way we can.
Our Novi, Michigan office is just 30 miles northwest of the greater Detroit metropolitan area and provides clients throughout the region with reliable legal services. We know that families are in need outside of our area, and will meet you where you are.
With our other locations serving the areas of Kent County, Calhoun County, Genesee County, Ingham County, Clinton County, and Eaton County, we seek to provide representation to individuals and families across the entire state of Michigan.