160 E. State Street, Suite 100, Traverse City, MI 49684

Northern Michigan Family Lawyers Assist with Domestic Issues

Clients trust Traverse City attorneys to guide them through tough times

Whether happy or sad, major life events like adopting a child or ending a marriage can cause emotional upheaval. At times like these, it can be easy to lose track of legal details and obligations. At Jarboe & Pfeil, we understand both the legal and personal aspects of family law issues and have the experience to provide the skilled counsel that these important matters deserve. Our Northern Michigan attorneys represent people in divorce, custody and paternity cases, as well as other domestic situations that require legal assistance. We are dedicated advocates for the rights of our clients and their children but always strive to reach solutions that allow everyone to move forward successfully.

Law firm providing knowledgeable advice throughout the divorce process

Ending a marriage always hurts, but a strong divorce lawyer safeguards your rights so that you can proceed with confidence. We know how unsettling the process can be, so we take the time you need to address concerns such as:

  • Legal requirements — Michigan divorces are always granted on a no-fault basis, meaning that irreconcilable differences have caused the marriage to break down. To file, at least one spouse must have been a state resident for at least six months.
  • Financial considerations — Jarboe & Pfeil can help ensure that no important property or information is omitted during equitable distribution reviews.
  • Family mediation — In many instances, divorce disputes can be resolved in a cooperative manner through mediation, saving each party time and expense. Even if there are significant disagreements, our lawyers can negotiate to reach consensus in a way that achieves your objectives.

Jarboe & Pfeil’s small-firm service and personalized counsel is suited to the strong, compassionate advocacy that marital litigation requires.

Helping clients obtain fair child custody and support terms

As attorneys advising parents on child custody and support matters, our first goal is always to ensure your children’s well-being. Michigan law favors arrangements that allow each parent to maintain solid relationships and frequent contact with their children. When working out the details of matters such as where children will live and how often the noncustodial parent can see them, we can negotiate on your behalf or demonstrate to the court what is in the best interests of the child. Michigan has strong child support regulations, and we can make sure that evaluations are based on complete, accurate information.

Establishing parental rights in adoption and paternity matters

Parenthood is an important natural responsibility, but legal assistance is sometimes required to establish lawful parental relationships. If there is a question about a child’s paternity, Jarboe & Pfeil can marshal the necessary legal and scientific evidence to present in court. We also help families navigate through the numerous requirements associated with domestic and international adoption.

Contact an established Michigan family law attorney

From our office in Traverse City, Jarboe & Pfeil represents Michigan clients in several legal practice areas, including criminal defense, family law and estate planning. Please call 231-714-9878 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.


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