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“We realize how difficult divorce and child custody matters can be. At Femminineo Attorneys PLLC, we are committed to making this difficult process as easy to deal with as possible”

Pleasant Ridge

The residents of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, who are considering divorce often retain the services of Femminineo Attorneys PLLC. Our experienced divorce attorneys regularly make appearances in the Oakland County courtrooms to settle our clients’ divorce cases and all matters surrounding a Michigan divorce. Family matters are routed through the Family Division of the Circuit Court of Oakland County, Michigan.

Child support can be a hotly contested issue in Michigan divorce cases. What does simplify child support issues – even if it doesn’t necessarily please one of the parties involved in a divorce – is income withholding. In Michigan, when a divorce case involves child support, the law requires that an income withholding order go into effect and be entered into the final judgment of a divorce. The employer of the party in a divorce who will be paying child support is ordered to deduct a determined amount from that party’s paycheck. This money is then sent to the Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MiSDU).

MiSDU simplifies money matters in a divorce where child support is concerned. In essence, this third party takes care of all child support payments, ensuring that they are collected and disbursed. MiSDU also tracks payments that are in arrears.

Also involved in child support issues in Michigan is a free service known as Friend of the Court. Some divorcing couples prefer to opt out of the Friend of the Court when it comes to child support and income withholding, believing that no matter the issues that arise, they will always make a point to get along for the sake of the children and exchange monies as agreed upon. But where money is involved, there are likely to be bumps in the road and changes in financial situations – having the help of the Friend of the Court and MiSDU can save you from complicated monetary matters fraught with tension.

Pleasant Ridge has one zip code: 48069. Nearby cities include Ferndale, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Warren, and Southfield.

What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

  • Family Law Expertise: Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.
  • Strong Relationships: We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.
  • Experience: Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.
  • We Care: Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.
  • Commitment: Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.
  • Flexibility: Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.
  • Effectiveness: We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.
  • Tenacity: When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.
  • Expert Staff: Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.
  • Personal Service: At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

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Child Support and Income Withholding: Is It Advisable to Opt Out in Michigan?

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There are some divorcing couples who prefer to opt out of the Friend of the Court in Michigan when it comes to child support and income withholding. They feel that, no matter their differences in the marriage, they can get along for the sake of the kids and exchange monies as agreed upon – in cases like this, opting out makes sense. However, there are plenty of scenarios when opting out doesn’t make sense, and it’s a choice that Femminineo Attorneys, PLLC will never recommend to any client, no matter how amicable the divorce may seem to be.

The bottom line is this: Financial situations can change. Watch this video featuring divorce lawyer Jacob Femminineo to find out why opting out of Friend of the Court can go so very wrong. And why it’s beneficial – and just plain smart – to take advantage of this free service.

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