Experienced Divorce Attorneys in Jackson County, MI
When you realize that a separation is the only answer, you need the experienced family law firm of Bailey & Terranova.
After months (maybe even years) of disagreements, infidelities, and overall unhappiness, you and your partner have decided to file for divorce. This brings up many emotions and concerns, and it may be difficult to know who to turn to for help. When it's decided that a divorce is the best option, you need a trusted attorney that has your best intentions at heart and will be your voice. The attorneys at Bailey & Terranova have represented countless men and women in Jackson County during a divorce proceeding and offer over 90 years of legal experience. Whether your divorce comes with hostile court proceedings, uneven asset division, custody battles, or a difficult spouse, we work hard to get you the results that you deserve. With us, not only will you have an experienced legal counsel, you’ll also have a support system to lean on.
When it comes to planning for a divorce, being proactive is the key.
It’s very important to get sound legal advice before you discuss terms and/or final decisions with your spouse. Many people go into a divorce without the legal information that they need and come out feeling completely blindsided by how much they lost! The local attorneys of Bailey & Terranova have facilitated countless separations in Jackson county over the years, and we were able to get our clients the outcome that they desired. We’re members of the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM), and are known throughout the area for protecting the rights of husbands (and fathers) in divorces, as well as all other matters that stem from a divorce. While we’re recognized as assertive men’s divorce advocates, our family law firm represents both men and women in divorce counseling.
Our team of attorneys handle every aspect of family law, including:
- Alimony/spousal support
- Property division
- Military and out-of-state divorce
- Child custody and visitation
- Parenting time
- Child support
Bailey & Terranova also counsels clients facing criminal and driving charges.
The defense lawyers of Bailey & Terranova also represent many clients facing criminal charges in Jackson county. These include DUI/DWI, drug charges, MIPs, fake ID charges, assault, battery, and disorderly conduct, to name a few. If you have been charged with a crime in Brooklyn, Jackson or Summit Township and you need aggressive legal representation, your first call should be to Bailey & Terranova. While family law and criminal proceedings are very opposite areas of practice, Bailey & Terranova handles each with the same amount of commitment, perseverance, and legal experience, ensuring that our clients obtain the results they desire.
Words of Appreciation from a Past Bailey & Terranova Client:
“After I received divorce papers from my wife 10 years ago, I made the mistake of scrambling to find an attorney quickly, and went to one that I randomly found on the internet. Although he took me as a client, it quickly became obvious that he did not specialize in family law, and he urged me to sign a parenting time agreement that I have regretted ever since then. I fired him and found the Bailey Smith & Bailey law firm [now Bailey & Terranova] to try to clean up the mess that I was in from the first attorney's mistakes. Mark Bailey and John Smith both worked on my case and took it to the court of appeals. I won additional parenting time, but more importantly, realized how difficult it can be for a man to win anything in a divorce, and have really felt defended and protected by their entire law firm. Here is my advice to anyone who reads this: if you are going through a divorce, start with Bailey Smith and Bailey [now Bailey & Terranova], and stay with them. They know how to navigate the divorce courts."
- John C.*