Divorce & Family Law

Division of Property and Debt, Child Custody and Parenting Time, Support

“What happens when parties get divorced” ? Local courts will determine how to legally separate and divide the couple’s assets (personal property, real property, retirement accounts, money and income). Debts and financial obligations will also be divided between the parties. If the parties have minor children, the Court will decide where the minor children should live and how parenting time with each parent shall be divided. Child support and/or spousal support can be ordered. (Spousal support is also called alimony. In some instances even if there are no minor children, one spouse can be ordered to pay the other money to help support them.)

White Pigeon, Michigan attorney Paul Gipson has over 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of men and women who need someone on their side in family court cases. Whether it be divorce proceedings or child custody battles, he helps to protect clients’ rights and assures that parents and children will be treated fairly by the courts and judges who preside over these cases.

Attorney Gipson serves St. Joseph, Cass, Branch and Kalamazoo counties, with a convenient office location within one mile of Highway 131 and US 12 for local areas including Constantine, Sturgis, Three Rivers and Centreville. He primarily handles the following areas of family law:

  • Divorce / Annulment
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony / Spousal Support
  • Property and Debt Disputes
  • Modification Issues

Michigan Family Courts

Family courts are "courts of equity" which means they are supposed to look at every case individually, and to make court orders that are fair and equitable under the specific circumstances of that case. Children have the right to be raised and financially supported by responsible parents who put the needs of their children first. Parents have a right to time with their children and to be a part of making decisions in the best interest of these children.

Contested and Uncontested Divorce and Family Law Cases

Contested cases are those cases in which the parties are unable to agree to the legal terms of a divorce or child custody and support matters. These cases are litigated before a judge or mediator who may decide the terms. Attorney Gipson will represent your interests in court, and he will do everything he can to get you the best results. Marital property can include anything and everything you or your spouse owns, so it is very important that you have an attorney who will attempt to get you what is fair and just.

Uncontested cases are those cases in which the parties agree to the legal terms of a divorce or child custody and support matters.

Request a Free Consultation About Your Michigan Family Law Case

If you are looking for a family law / divorce attorney who will help aggressively defend your rights, contact Attorney Gipson for a free phone consultation on your case.