Experienced Divorce And Family Law Attorney

When it comes to divorce and other family law matters, very personal issues often intersect with public processes such as court proceedings. At Andrea M. Banfield, Attorney at Law, in Howell, Michigan, we are sensitive to clients' emotional burdens that typically accompany divorce or child custody disputes. We aim to help clients recover their sense of security through orders of protection, mediation and other legal remedies appropriate to individual circumstances.

Whenever possible, we encourage settlement of property division and parenting time through amicable methods. Sometimes, however, the stakes are high and the other spouse or parent is not amenable to finding common ground. If you must get tough to protect your property rights or your parental rights, Andrea M. Banfield, Attorney at Law, is ready to be a strong advocate for you.

Customized Legal Services

Many divorce and parenting time cases share common denominators. At the same time, every person and every case is unique. For this reason, Andrea M. Banfield, Attorney at Law, takes into account individual needs when offering legal services such as:

  • Hourly consultations for review of divorce agreement terms between spouses who do not wish to engage in any disputes
  • Streamlined divorce when both spouses want to formalize a contract in the law office
  • Division of retirement benefits
  • Protection of family assets such as family cabins and small businesses
  • Business valuations
  • High-asset divorce and complex asset portfolios
  • Discovery of hidden assets
  • Determination of self-employment income
  • Evaluation of dollar value of services of a full-time homemaker spouse
  • Dual-income divorces
  • Elder divorce
  • Long-term marriage divorce
  • Divorce when one spouse is disabled
  • Divorce mediation
  • Child custody mediation

A Full-Service Law Firm

While divorce and parenting time cases form the bulk of this law practice, we also provide advice, assistance and representation in other matters such as:

  • Prenuptial agreements (prenups) and postnuptial agreements (postnups)
  • Paternity actions when a child is born outside of a marital union
  • Stepparent adoption and other private adoptions
  • Grandparents' rights — sometimes leading to pursuit of guardianship or family adoption
  • Child support and spousal support orders, modification and enforcement

Contact our law offices by phone or email to discuss any divorce-related issues, other family law matters or estate law matters with a Livingston County lawyer.