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Family Law

Family Law

Family Law All families are different, and all families have problems. Sometimes those problems can only be resolved with legal help. Family law deals with the legalities of family relationships, and so, more than most areas of the law, family law has a direct…
Divorce

Divorce

Divorce Whether one has been served with Michigan divorce papers or is contemplating filing for divorce, the process of ending a marriage is a difficult and stressful one. Barry County divorce attorney Carol Jones Dwyer has over twenty years of experience gu…
Child Custody and Parenti…

Child Custody and Parenting Time

Child Custody and Parenting Time For Michigan parents, the well-being of their children is their chief concern. Parents who are divorcing, separating, or who have never lived together but have a child in common have many questions about child custody and parenting time, and how the…
Child Support

Child Support

Child Support In Michigan, both parents are legally required to contribute to the support of their children. When parents live apart, even if they are sharing custody of the children, the court will almost always order child support. Parents cannot bargain away th…
Spousal Support

Spousal Support

Spousal Support In Michigan, what is commonly known as “alimony” is referred to as “spousal support.” Many people, considering alimony to be “a thing of the past,” are surprised to learn that spousal support is often awarded in Mi…
Adoption

Adoption

Adoption One of the most rewarding areas of family law practice is helping Michigan families to grow through adoption. Sometimes adoption involves formalizing an existing relationship, such as the relatively common situation in which a step-parent adopts a st…
Prenuptial and Postnuptia…

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements People assume that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements imply that a couple is planning for divorce. There’s no doubt that such agreements can make a Michigan divorce less complicated and less stressful if it occurs. However, many people think abo…
Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Estate Planning Estate planning is something that most people know they need, but somehow manage to avoid finding the time to do. Unfortunately, waiting too long can have disastrous results for your family. At the Law Offices of Carol Jones Dwyer, P.C., we take the…
Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate Real estate transactions are the largest and most significant transactions most people ever participate in, and most people only do so a few times in a lifetime. The details are critical in a Michigan real estate transaction, whether residential or c…
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Personal Injury When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a lot to contend with: the pain from your injury, possible loss of function, increased medical bills and decreased income. Your priority should be on your recovery, but f…
Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation Civil litigation refers to the resolution of non-criminal legal disputes via the court system. In civil litigation, one party is typically seeking money damages from another, or a court order requiring another party to fulfill a legal obligation. Mic…
Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Being charged with a crime is a life-changing experience. Some criminal charges are brought after a lengthy investigation; others, such as a drunk driving/DUI charge, may happen suddenly. Depending on the nature of the crime with which you are charge…

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