LGBT FAMILY ISSUES
Michigan Family Law is changing rapidly but not fast enough to accommodate same-sex couples. The attorneys of Sterling Law are aware of the many problems gay and lesbian couples face in Michigan coupling up (happily), having families, and uncoupling (sadly). Until a decision is rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States, possibly as early as summer 2015, Michigan same sex couples are in a state of limbo.
As the leaders in northern Michigan fighting for equality and fairness in family court matters, Sterling Law is the firm sensitive to your special needs. We treat family law matters as basic civil rights issues demanding equality and fairness. Family law matters must not be decided by stereotyped gender roles of the past or by sexual orientation prejudices, but by the particular circumstances of your situation. At Sterling Law we often say that no one is equal until everyone is equal.
In the face of the conflicting laws under which gay and lesbian citizens of Michigan must presently live, the attorneys of Sterling Law work creatively to create agreements and contracts that will be upheld by the courts. They will also work with their clients to protect their interests up front, before there is any thought of separation or divorce. We are anticipating the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision and are committed to providing services up-to-date with the rapidly changing legal plane.
Call Sterling Law at (877) 923-2326 for a free LGBT family law telephone consult. We follow up telephone consults with a Case Evaluation. At a Case Evaluation, we meet with you in person (or by telephone if you are unable to come to one of our offices). After an intake interview, we hear the details of your story and your goals. We help you understand your legal rights. After we help you sort it all out, we create for you a Plan of Action identifying your Next Steps to reach your goals. We charge a flat fee of $95.00 for the Case Evaluation. Most people find that the Case Evaluation is extremely helpful. We see these potential clients lift their shoulders back and breathe a sigh of relief when they leave our office following a Case Evaluation.
After a Case Evaluation, if your Plan of Action calls for attorney involvement, you may want to hire our firm to represent you. If so, you can expect to then sign a contract and pay a deposit on your future legal expenses. We will then form your legal team consisting of a Senior Advising Attorney, an Associate Attorney, a Legal Assistant, and our support staff. The team will spring to action to begin work on your case.