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Family law is a personal and complex area of law that governs family relations. While divorce is the most common family law issue, our Ann Arbor, Michigan family law firm has vast experience in a variety of matters.

Faupel Musser Love, P.C. is ideally qualified to handle complex and challenging cases. The firm has handled many multi-million dollar divorce cases as well as handling many cases through the appellate process, several of which have changed Michigan law with regard to children. Our family law practice includes:

Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Partnerships

Divorce and all related issues, including property division and child custody. Domestic partnership agreements, including for gay and lesbian partnerships. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Custody, Paternity, Adoption and Protection of Children

All custody and parenting time matters, including changes of custody and moves out of state, third-party custody and guardianships, conservatorships, grandparents' rightspaternity, adoption and stepparent adoption. Representation in child support disputes, in abuse and neglect cases, and with school and special education issues. Same sex parenting issues and representation of unmarried couples in interstate custody orders under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act.

Our Michigan Family Law Attorneys

At Faupel Musser Love, we take pride in our ability to function as a full-service law firm. Our lawyers work as a team, drawing from each other’s varied experience to bring you an unparalleled level of support during this difficult time. We listen to your needs and work with you to determine a course of legal action to best serve your family.

Learn more about our family law practice below. Contact Faupel Musser Love in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to discuss your legal issue with one of our skilled attorneys.

Divorce

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse needs to disclose a reason for the divorce. Only one party, the plaintiff (the spouse who files for divorce), must assert that he or she believes “there has been a breakdown of t… Read More

Legal Custody

One of the most emotional and complex areas of family law is the issue of legal custody. These issues may involve religious upbringing, education decisions, and healthcare choices. A court may award both parents joint legal custody or one parent so… Read More

Parenting Time

Parenting time is what used to be referred to as physical custody or visitation. Michigan law recognizes that it is in the best interests of a child that parenting time occur in a frequency, duration, and type reasonably calculated to promote a st… Read More

Child Support

For qualified representation in Michigan child support matters, turn to a lawyer at Faupel Musser Love, P.C. Our attorneys are highly-experienced advocates, representing the interests of clients in Washtenaw County and throughout southeastern Michig… Read More

Personal Protection Orders

A personal protection order (PPO) is a court order that attempts to stop threats or violence. It may protect you from being hit, threatened, harassed, or stalked by another person. A PPO will help to prevent someone from coming to your home or work.… Read More

Spousal Support

Sometimes known as alimony and/or spousal maintenance, spousal support is the monetary support paid by one spouse to the other in order to maintain the lifestyle to which the spouse had become accustomed during the marriage and/or to meet the needs o… Read More

Property

If you need a lawyer with experience handling a high net worth divorce, you can count on Faupel Musser Love, P.C. In addition to our experience in family law, we have knowledge of corporate, tax, and securities law. When necessary, we will work with… Read More

Custody & Parenting Time

Legal Custody

One of the most emotional and complex areas of family law is the issue of legal custody. These issues may involve religious upbringing, education decisions, and healthcare choices. A court may award both parents joint legal custody or one parent so… Read More

Parenting Time

Parenting time is what used to be referred to as physical custody or visitation. Michigan law recognizes that it is in the best interests of a child that parenting time occur in a frequency, duration, and type reasonably calculated to promote a st… Read More

Child Support

For qualified representation in child support matters, turn to a lawyer at Faupel Musser Love, P.C. Our Ann Arbor child support attorneys are highly-experienced advocates, representing the interests of clients in Washtenaw County and throughout sou… Read More

Third Party Custody & Guardianships

In most child custody matters, the disputes are between the parents themselves. Under some circumstances, however, the disputes may be between one (or both) of the parents and a person who is not the mother or father. The Michigan and U.S. Constituti… Read More

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Many people choose to sign prenuptial agreements to protect their assets and avoid expensive divorce litigation. To help you meet your financial goals, you need the assistance of a financially savvy lawyer. You can find sophisticated legal representa… Read More

Other Family Law Services

Paternity

Under Michigan law, you need paperwork to become a “legal father.” That means that you have to have one of the following types of documents to secure your legal rights: Order of Adoption, Birth Certificate, Affidavit of Parentage or Order of Fili… Read More

Stepparent Adoptions

A stepparent adoption can take place after a child’s biological parent gets married to a person other than the child’s other biological parent. The new spouse may then petition the court to adopt the child, but the adoption cannot take place unti… Read More

Grandparent Visitation

Some grandparents must request visitation rights from the courts to see their grandchildren. This can happen if their son or daughter is divorced and denied custody or visitation, or if their son or daughter dies. This area of the law is difficult, a… Read More

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