LGBT FAMILY ISSUES
LGBT Family Issues
Michigan Family Law is changing rapidly but not fast enough to accommodate same-sex couples. The attorneys of ADAM are aware of the many problems gay and lesbian couples face in Michigan coupling up (happily), having families, and uncoupling (sadly).
As the leaders in northern Michigan fighting for equality and fairness in family court matters, ADAM is the firm sensitive to your special needs. We treat family law matters as basic civil rights issues demanding equality and fairness. Family law matters must not be decided by stereotyped gender roles of the past or by sexual orientation prejudices, but by the particular circumstances of your situation. At ADAM, we often say that no one is equal until everyone is equal.
In the face of the conflicting laws under which gay and lesbian citizens of Michigan must presently live, the attorneys of ADAM work creatively to create agreements and contracts that will be upheld by the courts. They will also work with their clients to protect their interests upfront before there is any thought of separation or divorce. We are anticipating the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision and are committed to providing services up-to-date with the rapidly changing legal plane.
Call ADAM at 231-943-2326 / 989-705-2326 for a free LGBT family law phone consult. We follow up phone consults with a Case Evaluation.
At a Case Evaluation, we meet with you in person (or by phone if you are unable to come to one of our offices). After an intake interview, we hear the details of your story and your goals. We help you understand your legal rights. After we help you sort it all out, we create for you a Plan of Action identifying your Next Steps to reach your goals. We charge a flat fee of $95.00 for the Case Evaluation. Most people find that the Case Evaluation is extremely helpful. We see these potential clients lift their shoulders back and breathe a sigh of relief when they leave our office following a Case Evaluation.
After a Case Evaluation, if your Plan of Action calls for attorney involvement, you may want to hire our firm to represent you. If so, you can expect to then sign a contract and pay a deposit on your future legal expenses. We will then form your legal team consisting of a Senior Advising Attorney, an Associate Attorney, a Legal Assistant, and our support staff. The team will spring to action to begin work on your case.
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