Advocating for your family
When experiencing the heartbreak of divorce, you want a competent, assertive attorney by your side to advocate for your rights and protect your family. With more than 30 years of experience, attorney Jeffrey R. Portko, Esq. at Advocate Law Offices helps families understand their legal options and guides them toward solid solutions. Jeffrey can help you with all aspects of your divorce, including:
- Divorce strategies
- Equitable distribution of property
- Child custody
- Child visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Child support enforcement
- Child support modification
- Divorce mediation
- Divorce litigation
Obtaining the best results in divorce
Through mediation or litigation, Jeffrey seeks to obtain the best possible settlement or judgment for his clients, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments, child custody arrangements and visitation rights.
Primary custody or joint custody arrangements
Jeffrey explains to you how the type of child custody you choose can affect child-rearing decisions — such as those involving religion, education and medical care — and child support agreements. He helps you coordinate the arrangement best suited for you and your children.
Child visitation rights
If you are the noncustodial parent, divorce should not force you to miss the important milestones in your children’s lives. Jeffrey ensures you are given the opportunity to spend the quality time with your children required to encourage their strong growth and development.
Child support guidelines
Michigan law has established general child support guidelines. Jeffrey clearly explains your rights and helps you establish the best possible financial arrangement within the framework of these guidelines. He can help you structure the receipt or payment of support so you can best secure your and your child’s financial future.
Enforcement of child support
If your former spouse fails to abide by legal obligations for your child’s financial support, Jeffrey leads you through the legal channels to induce the enforcement of your child support order.
Modification of child support
Sometimes the unexpected happens — a lost job or a sudden injury — yet you remain obligated to pay child support despite your changed financial circumstances. In other cases, your former spouse receives a huge financial windfall or promotion, which should contribute toward your children’s upbringing. Jeffrey can successfully obtain a modification of your child support order so your children’s financial support is more fairly shared between you and your former spouse.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Jeffrey helps establish fair and equitable spousal maintenance, allowing you to continue to live as comfortably as before your marriage ended.
Contact a Michigan divorce lawyer leading you through the crucial legal process
Advocate Law Offices is located in Grand Rapids, MI and represents clients throughout Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Big Rapids and Holland.
Call Advocate Law Offices at 616-773-2713 or contact the law firm online to schedule your free consultation.