Wood & Associates: Attorneys At Law

Family and Divorce

Get Through Your Family Law Or Divorce Issue in Battle Creek, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, Michigan as Soon as Possible

Whether you want your child support modified or your uncontested divorce handled, our attorneys will help you navigate the process and work hard to effectively represent you during your family law case. 

Our process begins with a consultation to gain an in-depth understanding of your unique situation and needs. After we have a clear view of your case, we’ll walk you through the judicial process so you can have peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands.

Count on us to help you through: 

  • Child custody arrangements
  • Court order modifications
  • Visitation disputes
  • Qualified domestic relations orders
  • Alimony
  • Uncontested/Contested custody

We’re ready to help you fight to keep your parental rights intact

I can't say enough about how above and beyond Brigette Booser went for our family when we were in need of her legal counsel. She was very professional, compassionate, attentive, and incredibly intelligent."

Jim Bunn

Questions you may be asking:

Unless there is a court order stating what parenting time is or how it is to be exercised, then as long as you were married OR signed the affidavit of parentage, then either parent has the legal authority to take the children wherever they deem necessary and appropriate. Caution – failure to allow the other parent to visit, see, AND communicate with the children – will likely cause you problems with the court when a case is started.

You have the right to sign an affidavit of parentage (presuming the mother is not married to someone else) that states you are the father. You have rights, but you must assert them according to the rules, with reason, and respectfully. This can be hard because it will sometimes feel like you are being excluded or left out from the early days or your child’s life.

This really depends on a few factors that are different in every case. The Michigan Child Support Formula is based on each parent’s income and the number of overnights the child spends with either parent.  There will be an order of child support and one of the parents is likely to have to pay support. Whether or not you will be the one paying support depends on the facts of your particular case.