DETERMINED LITIGATION ATTORNEYS SERVING MICHIGAN

JENNIFER M. PAINE

Attorney at Law

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.

PRACTICE AREAS

Family Law

When difficult legal situations arise in your family, let our team of attorneys give you the counsel and assistance you need to seek a solution.

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Divorce

The end of a marriage involves not only emotion and stress but also issues involving children and assets. Let us help you through the process.

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Child Custody &
Parenting Time

Staying present in the lives of your children is a priority. Work with our team to fight for fair treatment and protect your rights.

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Estate Planning

It's never too early to start making wise preparations for your family's future through wills, trusts, guardianship, or conservatorships.

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DIVORCE & LEGAL SEPARATION

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.

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EXPERIENCED

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.

AVAILABLE

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.

COMPASSIONATE

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.

GIVING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW START

Having a family legal matter come up in your life can be something that builds up over time or happens suddenly and unexpectedly. Stressful and difficult issues such as divorce, child custody disputes, or positive but complicated matters like adoption or creating an estate plan are all best handled by experienced family law attorneys.

At Pinnacle Family Law, our focus is providing high-quality legal representation to individuals and families facing complex periods of transition in their lives. If you are in need of legal assistance, you can trust our dedicated team of attorneys to give you the counsel and guidance you need.

Whether you are going through a divorce, involved in a dispute regarding child custody, child support, alimony, or an incident involving international kidnapping, we will stand by your side.

We are located in Novi, Michigan, with additional office locations in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Kalamazoo. We are not limited by any specific area and proudly serve clients throughout the entire state of Michigan. Our highly-trained team of attorneys is available 24/7 to communicate with our clients. If you or your family need the help of knowledgeable family law attorneys, contact us at Pinnacle Family Law today and schedule a free consultation.

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PROVIDING QUALITY LEGAL COUNSEL THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF MICHIGAN

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BASED IN NOVI, MICHIGAN

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.

ADDITIONAL OFFICES

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.