Divorce & Family Law

Protecting your rights at a crucial time

In times of personal upheaval, it is often difficult to know where to turn! Events in life, often beyond our control, can affect us forever. Separation, or divorce, domestic abuse, custody disputes, child support, spousal support, property division are all emotionally traumatic events which can, and often do, leave us feeling emotionally devastated and alone. If you are unsure of your rights, Corriveau Law can help! Our lawyers will take immediate steps to insure your rights are protected and your interests are secured.

What’s the Right Choice for You?

There are many reasons for ending a marriage, and there are many options to consider if you want out. We can help you take stock of your options and choose something that is right for you. We can help you deal with a variety of issues, including:

If you are considering filing for divorce or if you are currently going through one, you are probably feeling very uncertain about your future. What will happen to your children? How will you pay the bills? What about retirement? Can you start fresh and make a new life for yourself? In times like these, you could use a compassionate and aggressive divorce attorney dedicated to making things right for you.

You Are Not Alone

At this time, you may not even know where to begin. Corriveau Family Law, in Northville, Michigan, would be a good place to start. Our experienced lawyershave been helping clients make sense of divorce and family law since 1976. We can get you moving down the right path.

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Protecting your rights in divorce

At Corriveau Family Law we focus on helping our clients rebuild their lives after they have made the difficult decision to end their marriage.

Going through a divorce is an emotional and traumatic experience. To avoid putting yourself into a difficult financial and legal situation, you need an attorney you can trust and feel comfortable with. We offer a  free initial consultationto discuss your case.

Even if you are not sure what to do, it’s best to consult an attorney early in the process and get an overview of the law and learn what you can do to protect your interests on issues like division of marital assets, child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, etc.

Bad things can happen if you don’t do anything and naively wait by. People can do things like hide assets, and make damaging accusations while the other party stands by, hoping things will work out. You could be in a vulnerable situation and you should be warned.

A Less Adversarial Approach to Divorce

Divorce does not need to be adversarial. While we are an aggressive law firm with extensive trial experience, we know that litigation is not always in the best interest of the family or the children. Therefore, we are also experienced in uncontested divorces and facilitating an agreement that both sides can live with.

The Collaborative Approach to Divorce

Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution or ADR. In collaborative law, the two parties make their own decisions through a series of sessions. Each party is represented by his or her own lawyer. However, those lawyers help the parties resolve their issues without the adversarial approach used in a courtroom.

There are many benefits to taking a collaborative approach to divorce. Instead of allowing your child custody arrangement and marital property division to be settled by a family court judge, you and your spouse can reach your own settlement with the guidance of your attorneys and experts such as financial planners, psychologists and accountants.

Collaborative divorce is less costly and less time-consuming than a litigated divorce. At Corriveau Family Law, we believe that it’s better to have the parties decide issues such as parenting plans rather than to have the courts decide.

Helping You Cope With Life During and After Divorce

Going through a divorce is hard for both spouses, but it is especially hard on children. If you are in the midst of a divorce or even leaning towards divorce, it is important to make sure that you and your children are prepared for the emotional events you will be facing.

At  Corriveau Family Law, in Northville, Michigan, our firm has more than 30 years of experience helping families get through the divorce process as smoothly as possible. One of our compassionate and aggressive lawyers will work closely with you from start to finish, preparing you for each step you encounter along the way.

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Preparing Your Children for Change

As you begin the divorce process, it is important to make sure you are paying attention to your own emotional health, but you also need to make sure your children are prepared for the transition. As much as a divorce can be stressful for an adult, it is even harder on children.

Infidelity & Cheating – Standing Up for the Victims of Spousal Infidelity

Did Your Spouse Cheat?—Let Us Help You

There may be nothing more crippling and devastating to the trust a good marriage is built upon than a spouse who cheats. In fact, spousal infidelity is the most common reason cited for divorce. If you are suffering as a result of spousal infidelity, you need an experienced firm you can trust to protect your rights in a divorce.

At Corriveau Family Law, in Northville, Michigan, our attorneys have been helping clients get through difficult divorces for more than 30 years. You can count on us to work closely with you from start to finish and take the time to address both your legal and emotional needs.

Don’t let spousal infidelity ruin your life. You deserve better. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with an experienced divorce attorney.

Helping You Make the Most of a Bad Situation

Finding out your spouse has been unfaithful is devastating, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your happiness. Filing for divorce can provide you with a chance at embarking on a new life of your choosing. Our firm can help you take care of the legal issues now so you can focus on rebuilding your life and taking care of your children.

To bridge the financial gap as you transition, spousal support may be necessary. If you were cheated on, you may actually have an easier time getting spousal support even though Michigan is a no-fault divorce.

Experience Matters

Few attorneys have as much experience as we do in practicing in the area of family law. Corriveau Family Law provides a critical advantage to you as our client.

In addition to our experience our clients may work with experts in various fields including Certified Public Accountants, Forensic Accountants, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Medical Doctors, Parenting Time Coordinators, etc., who will help advise you and also help to prove your case if it comes to Trial.

Ultimately you need a family law attorney who is prepared to take your case to Trial. With experience comes the ability to advise you on the best path toward resolution of your matter, including through trial and appeal if necessary.