Top-Rated Divorce Lawyers in Ingham County MI
At Bailey Smith & Bailey, our passionate attorneys have decades of experience providing personalized and tailored representation in divorce and family law cases in Ingham County MI and throughout Michigan. Our Okemos law office is devoted to helping families work through their legal issues such as divorce and related matters, including child support, child custody, military divorces, property division, spousal support, and more. Proper divorce planning is essential to ensuring a smooth process and minimizing stress. Our highly skilled lawyers understand the processes of divorce court and can explain important procedures to you -- we provide a level of one-on-one service that large firms simply cannot match.
As members of the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM), we have experience protecting the rights of fathers and husbands in all matters that stem from a divorce. Although we are known as aggressive advocates for men's and fathers' rights, our firm handles divorce matters on behalf of both men and women. From complex marital estates to post-judgement issues, we are committed to representing all clients with integrity, addressing their children and divorce issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Ingham County MI Family Law Firm
Contemplating divorce is difficult. Whether or not you are sure you want to end your marriage, it helps to learn the basics of divorce law. Should you conclude that divorce is necessary, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. At the office of Bailey Smith & Bailey, PC, our lawyers have over 60 years of combined experience handling divorce and family law matters for clients across the Lansing area. Through our client-centered approach, we are able to assess your needs and vigorously advocate for your rights. We provide representation for the following issues:
Child Custody and Child Support
Alimony and Spousal Support
Visitation and Parenting Time
Property and Debt Division
Ingham County MI Divorce Representation
Going through a divorce (also referred to as a dissolution of marriage) can be very complex and frightening. The emotional stress of the loss of a relationship, coupled with the possibility of an unpleasant trial in court and the unknown fate of your future, can feel overwhelming. Our entire staff is dedicated to vigorously standing up for our clients and protecting their rights throughout the course of a divorce.
From a legal standpoint, the divorce process will divide the couple's assets and debts; determine the future care and custody of their children; and give each person the legal right to marry someone else. Every state has some form of "no-fault divorce," but the laws vary a great deal from state to state. Generally, a divorce will be granted if one spouse states that the marriage has irretrievably broken down or the couple has irreconcilable differences.
If both spouses can agree on child custody, child support, spousal support, property and debt division, visitation and parenting time, then the divorce is uncontested. If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement on these issues, contact an experienced attorney from Bailey Smith & Bailey, P.C. From complex marital estates to post-judgement issues, we are committed to representing all clients with integrity, addressing their divorce issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Military & Out-of-State Divorces
Whether you are in the military or are married to an Armed Forces member, getting a divorce can present unique legal challenges. Our military divorce lawyers have the state, federal and military law knowledge and experience you need to help guide you through a difficult time. At Bailey Smith & Bailey, P.C., we understand the unique issues faced by military couples and are capable of handling even the most complex cases.
Regardless of your current marital status, our skilled Lansing family law lawyers can help you address your concerns regarding:
Service members Civil Relief Act (SMCRA) regarding divorce proceeding default
Dividing pay, benefits and other property division issues Spousal benefits limits
Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) Domestic violence Paternity
Hear directly from our clients:
"I am so fortunate and thankful to have been referred to attorney Mark R. Bailey. His intellect was evident throughout the entire process. His advice was grounded in decades of specialized practice and experience. My calls and emails were answered promptly and accurately. Everyone at his firm was courteous and accommodating. Mark was able to keep me on track, move the technical aspects of the process forward while showing compassion rarely found in his profession. Divorce isn't pleasant and it certainly is not easy. However, if divorce is necessary, I feel choosing the right attorney will make all the difference in the world. Attorney Mark R. Bailey is a man of integrity, intelligence and understanding. I consider Mark Bailey as one of my most trusted and valued advisors." David L.*
If you have questions about divorce, child custody, child support or alimony, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney for straightforward answers.