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Gaining The Guidance You Need To Resolve Your Michigan Family Law Matter

As an attorney with a focus on Michigan family law matters, I am devoted to helping your family navigate the complex web of Michigan family law. Over the past three decades of practice, I have successfully helped families struggling with child custody and support, dividing marital property and other issues surrounding divorce and family law.

Get in touch with me, Bob Rutgers at Rutgers Law to discuss how I can help you move forward with confidence. I handle settlement and litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).

How Do I Get Started?

The first step is to request a consultation. I can evaluate your situation and help you understand your rights, options and obligations. During this process, we’ll work together to determine your objectives and ideal outcomes. After your consultation, you will be in a position to decide whether or not to proceed and the next steps.

Help With Your Divorce

I can guide you through this difficult time. We can have candid discussions about how to best protect your legal interests. I routinely act as a mediator for divorce cases. If your legal issues can be resolved through mediation, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution, we can use these cost-effective strategies to work out the details of your divorce.

Many people are concerned about cost. There is no one-size-fits-all answer as to how much your divorce will cost. The cost of working with a lawyer depends on the complexity of the matter and the urgency to have it resolved. Transparent discussions regarding cost, risk and priorities will take place upfront during the consultation and continue at every step of the process, so you can make the decisions that work best for you.

When You Are Seeking A Separation

I can help draft comprehensive separation agreements that address all material issues so that you and your spouse can take this time apart while knowing that your legal interests are protected.

Division Of Property

I will work with you to determine the value of your property. Together we will create a plan that allows you to leave your marital relationship in the most secure financial position possible.

Parenting And Custody Issues

As a caring parent, you want to protect your children more than anything else. You also want to protect your relationship with your child. My first priority is the safety and security of your children. Whenever possible and prudent, I guide you to the most amicable way to resolve your issues and keep communication and relationships intact.

Maintaining A Reasonable Mobility After A Divorce

Sometimes changes in life can require a parent to move. I can help you navigate the complicated legal issues around moving with your children. I will provide you with a host of options and alternatives to reach a resolution that works for you and your family.

Do I Need A Lawyer?

For most people, working with a lawyer ultimately provides peace of mind during complex and worrying legal situations such as the breakdown of a relationship or determinations regarding custody and property. I am here to act as your advocate and work in your best interest. No two cases are the same and the legal system is often complex and intimidating for newcomers.

Navigate Through Your Family Law Matter

As your attorney, it is my job to serve you as you navigate the choppy waters of the legal system. Call me, attorney Bob Rutgers at 616-577-9770 to schedule a consultation. I will listen to your issue and goals and then let you know exactly how I can help. You can also reach me at the firm via my website’s contact email. Serving clients throughout Grand Rapids for 30 years.