An Attorney Providing Proven, Trusted Family Law Representation
Few things are as trying as family law matters. You and your loved ones’ well-being are at stake, both immediately and for the long-term. You need to work with a legal representative who can help you successfully navigate a complex legal system, ensuring that your best interests are protected. In Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas, you can find the help you need by contacting Haskell Law, PC.
I am firm founder Michael J. Haskell. As a trial-tested attorney, I know how to help clients get the results they need through amicable mediation or the collaborative process whenever possible and litigation when necessary. I provide legal counsel throughout western Michigan and I am equipped to address a wide range of family law concerns. My experience isn’t just legal – it’s also personal. As a single father who has been through a divorce, I understand the challenges you can face in family court, and I want to make the process as smooth as possible for you and your children.
Ready To Assist With All Aspects Of Your Case
Your legal options should never be limited by your lawyer’s lack of knowledge or experience. I offer comprehensive family law representation, including advice and counsel related to:
- Divorce and high net worth divorce
- Alternatives to litigation, such as collaborative divorce, mediation and arbitration
- Protection of your closely held business
- Child custody and parenting time matters
- Equitable distribution of property under Michigan law
- Post-divorce modifications
- Financial support for an ex-spouse and children (spousal support and child support)
When starting the process, you may not know which services you need or which approach may be right for you. Thankfully, you don’t need to. I am happy to explain all your options and make recommendations based on your needs, your goals and your unique family situation.
Exploring Alternatives Like Mediation
There was a time when litigation was the only way to get divorced. This often created an unnecessary conflict and an adversarial stance on both sides. Thankfully, there are now alternative dispute resolution methods available, including mediation. Rather than present the case to a judge, both parties meet in a series of negotiations facilitated by a neutral third-party mediator. Each spouse can confer with their own attorneys and negotiate agreements that work for all parties involved.
Another method that I strongly recommend is collaborative divorce, which I discuss in greater detail on my collaborative divorce page. Whenever children are involved in a family law dispute, shielding them from trauma is paramount, and a negotiated resolution is often the best way to do so. Collaborative divorce is a peaceful and mature process that allows the parties to avoid litigation, and to avoid airing their dirty laundry in the public domain.
Whether you take advantage of an alternative resolution method or need to litigate your case, I am ready to safeguard your interests, protect the well-being of your children and seek the most favorable resolution available.
Get Started With A Free Initial Consultation
Haskell Law, PC, is based in Grand Rapids and serves clients throughout western Michigan. To discuss your legal options with an attorney in a free initial consultation, call my office at 616-420-1522 or reach out online.