Trenton, Michigan, Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Working through a divorce or other family law issues can be overwhelming. In addition to the emotional stress you are facing, you need an experienced family law attorney to help you untangle all the legal issues that need to be resolved.

More Than 25 Years of Experience Handling Family Law Matters

At the law offices of Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, we are committed to helping clients throughout southeast Michigan get back on their feet after going through a divorce or dealing with another family law issue. Our Trenton divorce and family law attorney, Robert Paulbeck, has more than 25 years of experience helping clients address emotionally complicated issues so they can start the next chapter of their life. He will apply his years of experience and legal resources to help you resolve the issues that have been keeping you up at night.

If you are facing the end of a marriage or need help with another family legal dispute, we can help. Contact our Trenton divorce and family law attorney online or call 734-692-3225 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Working to Resolve Your Divorce and Family Law Concerns

Our Trenton divorce attorney can help guide you through the divorce process and handle all related issues, including:

  • Division of property, debt and investments: The general rule is that whatever is brought into the marriage is divided 50-50. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and we will work with you to help get a favorable resolution whether you are dealing with a high-debt or high-asset divorce.
  • Child and spousal support: Child support payments are determined using a statutory equation that takes income and child custody into account. Spousal support, or alimony, is not guaranteed. It may be warranted in situations where a person has been disabled, has been married a long time and has not been working, or has no marketable job skills. Alimony is often temporary.
  • Child custody: The objective of the state of Michigan is to give both parents joint legal and physical custody. However, custody ultimately comes down to what arrangement is in the children's best interests. A parent's work schedule and parenting ability are taken into account.
  • Parenting time: The state of Michigan recognizes that it is in the best interests of the child to maintain a relationship with both parents. Even if one parent is granted primary custody, we can help ensure that a relationship with the other parent is maintained.
  • Modifications: Child support and spousal support modifications are made based on a change of circumstance such as the loss of a job or a change in salary. Child custody modifications require a substantial change in circumstances such as the loss of a job, a change in a work shift, or the development of a drug or alcohol problem.
  • Paternity: We represent mothers or fathers seeking to prove or disprove paternity. A DNA test is used to determine paternity, and the results often have an impact on child support and custody.

Putting Our Family Law Experience to Work for You

When you come to the law offices of Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, you will get advice from Mr. Paulbeck with more than two decades of experience. Through his experience, he knows the alternatives available instead of taking an emotionally contentious case to trial. Alternative dispute resolution methods may be faster, less stressful and less expensive than traditional litigation. Regardless of which path you choose, he is committed to achieving the results you want and prepares every case as if it were going to trial.

Contact Our Wayne County Child Custody Lawyer Today

We can handle child custody and support matters as well as other family legal matters. Contact our Trenton divorce and family law lawyer online or call 734-692-3225 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. Our law office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and we offer evening appointments.