The Law Office of Lucas X. Dillon understands that a family law dispute means far more to you than just dollars and cents. We also know that the emotions involved combined with an unfamiliar legal process can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the available options, help you determine your goals for resolving the conflict, and fight for your desired resolution. Our family law practice covers the following areas.
Abuse and Neglect Registry
Michigan’s Central Registry is a list of people who are believed to have committed child abuse or neglect as mandated by The Child Protection Law. Being listed can destroy your family and your job prospects. If you disagree with your name being listed on Central Registry, we will fight to get your name removed from the list.
Child Custody/Parenting Time
Being involved in your child’s life is important for both your own and their well-being. When circumstances have led you to have less time with your child than you would like, or have caused you to lose custody entirely, we are here to fight for your rights as a parent and to act in the best interests of your child.
While supporting your child is important, it shouldn’t cause you economic hardship or provide the other parent with a financial windfall. If you feel that the child support amount ordered by the court is unfair, your child’s needs have changed, or your own economic circumstances have changed, we can help you petition the court for a new child support order that better reflects the current situation.
Divorce is an emotional process, and it can be difficult to keep your emotions from taking over and losing focus on how to achieve your best interests. This is especially true when you have no experience with the legal system. Our focus is on guiding you through each stage of the divorce so that you are able to make informed decisions along the way. In areas where compromise isn’t possible, we will fight for a fair and just outcome.
Spousal support is money paid by one spouse to the other for his or her support and maintenance in return for economic sacrifices made during the marriage. If both parties are unable to agree on an appropriate support amount, we will show the court the factors that they need to consider including length of marriage, ability to pay, the parties’ needs, and fault. If your economic circumstances change, we can help you petition for a modification that better reflects your new situation.
To schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney, contact the Law Office of Lucas X. Dillon today. We serve East Lansing, Charlotte, St Johns, Lansing, and surrounding communities including Eaton, Clinton, Ingham, and Jackson Counties.