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Separation for Unmarried Couples

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Laws are changing in Michigan regarding property and parenting rights for people involved in unmarried domestic relationships. Courts, through their decisions about custody and parenting rights, are beginning to acknowledge that children benefit when both parents remain involved in their lives.

In issues involving property rights for unmarried couples, joint assets and debt accumulated over the duration of the relationship often become indistinguishable from individual property. Fair valuation and division of property has become a major issue for unmarried couples going through a separation. Making sure you protect your financial interests is key in property disputes with an ex-partner.

We Seek A Middle Ground That Makes Sense

If you are ending a long-term relationship and have a child or property to consider, talk to an attorney at the Law Offices of Harris & Literski, in Brighton. We are experienced Michigan family law attorneys with exceptional knowledge and skill regarding the resolution of complex custody and property settlements for unmarried couples.

Custody Arrangements

No matter how strongly a parent feels about retaining custody of the child, the courts will always decide in favor of the child's best interests. Unless there are extenuating circumstances that put the child in danger, any custody arrangement will include a parenting time agreement. We know what family law judges expect to see in an arranged settlement and we will help you resolve complex issues efficiently and cost-effectively.

Joint Property

The most complex property issues typically involve joint ownership of large financial purchases, such as a house or car. We have experience determining fair financial treatment of assets and we find creative, intelligent solutions that will work for you and be acceptable to the courts, should the matter go to litigation.

Experienced Ann Arbor Couples Separation Attorneys

From offices in Brighton, our lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients throughout our area. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Brighton separation for unmarried couples attorney today. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.