Leading Family Lawyer in Livingston 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 Livingston 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. 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. To alleviate some of this stress and avoid a hostile situation, turn to the skilled and compassionate legal team at the law office of Bailey Smith & Bailey, PC.
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.
Livingston County MI's Premier Divorce & Family Law Attorneys
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
Livingston 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
"I was very happy working with Bailey Smith and Bailey -- their commitment to help me through the difficult time of divorce was exceptional. The entire staff were caring and helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. Kudos to Bailey Smith and Bailey for their assistance. I am happy with the results and will always appreciate their efforts." Brian V.*
"I worked with Mark Bailey on a child custody case, everything turned out great, and my children are now living with me. I would highly recommend their company for your divorce & custody needs." A.A.*
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.