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Offices in Traverse City & Gaylord, Michigan

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ADAM SERVICES

in Northern Michigan

Sterling Law’s areas of practice include specialization in advocacy and divorce tailored for men. Through our affiliation with the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM), we offer legal representation focusing on the unique needs and rights of fathers and husbands. When dealing with a family law issue, whether it is custody, parenting time, change of domicile, spousal support, or other matters, Sterling Law finds that all family members can benefit from the dedicated representation of the specific needs of men.

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Reviews

Your time was always well spent on necessary research, preparation, all areas pertaining to my case - often beyond my expectations, always with beneficial results. Your advice and forethought plus experience was appreciated. Under such emotional circumstances it was a great comfort to put my trust in your judgment.
- Divorce Client
The whole team was great!
- Brian R., Divorce Client
Mr. Backlund always kept me informed from the very beginning and until the end of my case in a very professional and friendly manner. He explained all of the financial options referring to my case and helped me to make an informed decision. I will always keep Mr. Backlund in mind.
- Jeffrey E., Divorce Client
Everyone was so friendly and helpful, especially since we are states away! It all ended up as we had originally wanted and Steve was an integral part of that happening. Appreciated the prompt email and call responses.
- Joshua H., Custody Client
Felt that Steve genuinely cared about the case and myself. Steve was great to work with and is an honest and caring individual. Front office staff were very friendly and helpful.
- Donald S., Divorce Client
"Steve was always warm and friendly in the hallway but he knew how to "turn it on" in close quarters with the opposition. Steve was great to work with. ...I do know Steve did everything within his power to stop the bleeding and end it quickly. I appreciate that because I wanted it over with quickly. Good job Steve."
- Matthew M., Divorce Client
"My first attorney told me there was nothing I could do. I called you and it was all handled very quickly. You were upbeat and positive-minded. Thank you so much. You have made all the difference and brought this to an end! Thank you!"
- Lloyd V., Termination of Spousal Support Client
"Sterling Law Office attorneys really listen to the client, keep the client informed, and answer all questions. I have worked with other attorneys who forgot what I told them, didn’t listen, and left me in the dark about my case. I’d highly recommend Sterling Law."
- Josh H., Divorce and Custody Client
"Everyone in the office was great. Steve was awesome; always well prepared. I felt that everyone was genuinely concerned with my case. I would recommend Steve and Sterling Law Office to everyone."
- Seth B., Family Law Client
"Agnes and Robin did a great job. If or should I say when I next need legal services, I will seek Agnes Jury."
- Stephen W. , Divorce Client
"Lea Ann / Sterling Law was exactly what I was looking for. Sterling Law gave me the personal attention my case needed. Sterling Law eased my concerns and helped develop a rock solid custody case. When it came down to our day in court, Sterling Law was very organized and prepared. Great personal attention, great organization, great attorney!"
- Andy A., Child Custody Client
"Experienced Staff. Well versed in matters affecting my case. Excellent communication...Always prepared. Thank you."
- Thomas L., Family Law Client

Call (231) 943-2326 / (989) 705-2326 or fill out the form below for a free phone consult.
We follow up phone consults with a Case Evaluation.

HELP CENTER

Through our affiliation with the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM), we offer legal representation focusing on the unique needs and rights of fathers and husbands. When dealing with a family law issue, whether it is custody, parenting time, change of domicile, spousal support, or other matters, ADAM finds that all family members can benefit from the dedicated representation of the specific needs of men.

Father's Rights

Going through a divorce is tough, but it's even more difficult when your attorney is not answering your questions or returning your phone calls promptly. At ADAM, we realize you're under enough stress already. You don't need to deal with an attorney who won't respond to you in a timely manner. At ADAM, if you don't receive a response within 24 hours, you will not be charged for what we consider our delay.

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Child Support

Michigan child support laws dictate how much must be paid to provide for any child under the age of 18 years. The amount of child support awarded is governed by a specific formula. The income of the parties and number of overnights that are used in the formula must be precise in order for the amount of child support to be calculated correctly. It is essential that you have the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney to help you sort through the various factors related to child support.

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