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Family Law

Family Law Advocate BlogFor more topics and video discussions surrounding custody, post judgments and divorce, we invite you to visit our Family Law Advocate Blog. See button on right.

We have a reputation for producing optimal results for our clients with the highest level of integrity and civility. 

Family law matters often cross multiple legal disciplines. The Foster Swift family law practice is a cross-disciplinary group of attorneys who work closely with our Business, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Tax attorneys and litigators to make sure all legal aspects are considered in the resolution of your matter.

Clients can be assured of the highest level of professionalism, legal strategy and advocacy. As such, we work to open an honest yet compassionate dialogue about the complexities of a case. We will explain the law, recommend different strategies, and give you a realistic idea of what you can expect.

Matters that clients frequently seek our counsel on are:

  • Divorce and legal separation
  • Family law mediation services
  • Post-divorce issues, including judgment enforcement, modification of spousal support, parenting time and child support
  • Custody, including legal custody issues such as change of school and medical care
  • Change of domicile
  • Child support
  • Adoption
  • Paternity, including establishing paternity, revocation of paternity and establishing custody and parenting time when an Acknowledgement of Parentage has been executed
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Family trust agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Abuse, including child, spousal and senior citizen
  • Personal Protection Orders
  • Parent-Child Law, including termination of parental rights and establishing grandparent visitation
  • Guardianship, including special needs children
  • Legal name change of a minor
  • Emancipation of minors
  • Appeals of family law cases

Foster Swift has been named a Tier 1 firm in Family Law in Lansing by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2014.

Publications & Alerts




Family Law Minute

Maximizing Your Parenting Time Holiday Schedule
Maximizing Your Parenting Time Holiday Schedule
Co-Parenting Coordination
Co-Parenting Coordination

Legal Strategies for Women Leaders

Protecting Your Business and Assets when the Marriage Fails
Protecting Your Business and Assets when the Marriage Fails

Second Wednesday Lunch Break

Putting the Children First in Co-Parenting
Putting the Children First in Co-Parenting