Family law, also known as matrimonial law, involves legal situations between two people who share a domestic partnership, such as marriage, or same-sex couples. People often need the assistance of a Oakland County Family Law Attorney, like Merrill Gordon in family law situations. His representation includes matters involving filing for a legal separation or divorce; responding to a divorce filing; alimony; annulments; child custody, visitation and support issues. The division of property at the end of a marriage is also a common issue in family law cases. Merrill Gordon works hard to ensure that family law issues are resolved professionally, and, when possible, amicably.
Family law can also encompass the drafting of a pre-nuptial agreement prior to entering into marriage or a domestic partnership. It can also involve the prevention of physical and emotional abuse by having an attorney file for a restraining order from the court to prevent further contact from a spouse, ex-spouse or ex-domestic partner.