Family Law

  • What it is:
    • Family Law covers a wide variety of legal activities aimed at resolving family matters of all shapes and sizes. Some of the specific activities include effectively interacting with the Friend of the Court, handling all aspects of divorce, including resolution of property issues, asset evaluation and division, spousal support matters, and the all-important area of handling the impact on children in divorce, such as parenting time, custody and support. In addition, family law covers domestic violence, paternity and pre and post nuptial agreements.
  • What we do:
    • For 25 years, Hemming has appeared in various circuit courts and Friend of the Courts in the Detroit metro areas, as well as outlying counties, representing both men and women in family law matters. In these matters, Hemming strives to put the children first and maintain the integrity of the parent-child relationship for both parties. Family Law is a sensitive, difficult area of specialty, with impact on affected parties for years to come. We try to handle all family matters in a sensitive and caring manner.


 More details:
  • A divorce is one of the most traumatic events that can occur in the life of a family and it is at the core of any family law practice. It is imperative that someone going through the complicated and painful process of divorce hire an experienced family law attorney. At HemmingLaw, we specialize in helping people through the divorce process, as well as other family law issues. Licensed to practice in the state of Michigan, we pride ourselves in attempting to resolve family law issues swiftly and effectively.

    The quality of your legal representation can make the difference between receiving a fair settlement at a reasonable cost versus a legal nightmare of exorbitant attorney fees and loss of valuable property rights.  That's not to mention the critical issues associated with your children parental custody, parenting time and support. Clearly, divorce is a traumatic event for children; with the help of a highly-qualified attorney, you can minimize the negative impact.

    At HemmingLaw, we bring to the table more than 25 years of experience in Michigan's court system in representing both husbands and wives and a variety of sizes of marital estates. We focus on gaining an equitable settlement for our clients and we approach all divorces involving children with the mindset that children are of the highest priority.

    Our overall approach in representing our clients in any family law matter is to attempt to resolve any and all family law issues with your spouse or ex-spouse in a fair manner. We work hard to help clients fashion an appropriate settlement of property issues, put together an appropriate time-sharing schedule with children and seek agreement on a fair amount of support.

    When an impasse occurs in resolving issues with spouses or ex-spouses, we believe in effective and aggressive advocacy on your behalf in the court system, whether that takes place with a judge, Friend of the Court referee or arbitrator. A key part of our philosophy is to resolve family law issues outside of the court system. Our experience is that it is far easier to live with resolutions that are crafted by you, rather than ordered by a judge. However, if this is not possible, we are experienced in effectively advocating for your rights before a judge.

    We recognize that as your attorney, we are not just your advocate, but your counselor, helping you to effectively maneuver through the often-times overwhelming and complicated legal process. Having practiced family law for over a quarter of a century, we have had the benefit of seeing positive outcomes due to our advocacy on behalf of children of divorced families who are now adults.

    Understanding that we work for you, it is important that any decisions made in your legal matter are based on your thoroughly understanding the issues involved, the law and your rights. In short, we are here to help educate you on your rights, appropriately counsel you during this tumultuous time in your life and advocate on your behalf.



    Our family law practice has many areas of focus as it pertains to the difficult issues of divorce:

    • Child custody
    • Parenting time
    • Representation in Friend of the Court matters
    • Child support
    • Alimony or spousal support
    • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
    • Legal separations
    • Annulments
    • Grandparent rights
    • Paternity issues
    • Post-judgment issues
    • Personal protection orders
    • Property settlements.
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