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Serving Waterford
& Surrounding Areas
248-674-4320
Serving Waterford
& Surrounding Areas
248-674-4320

Providing Skilled and Dependable Legal Representation in an Array of Practice Areas in Waterford

Understand your right and options

From our offices in Waterford, Michigan, we will give you straight answers from day one so that you fully understand your rights and options. From then on out, we will focus on maximizing your compensation. We represent clients across southeastern Michigan, so contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

Michigan Practice Areas

FAMILY LAW

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Paternity

Many paternity issues are easily resolved by DNA testing. We can also help to establish custody, visitation and child support for unmarried parents.

Domestic Violence

We understand the issues involved in domestic violence situations and we can help. Call today to discuss your situation.

Family Mediation

Mediation is a healthier, more cost-effective method of resolving custody or any family law issue than a traditional litigation-based divorce.

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Divorce

Without question, the highest priorities in a divorce and family law case are the health, happiness and well-being of the children. However, with or without children, we believe that it is essential to encourage respect and good faith in the decisions necessary to conclude the marital relationship.

Although we are comfortable with vigorous advocacy, we believe that all reasonable efforts should be made to resolve the issues in dispute before seeking court involvement. The ideal conclusion is where the parties can go forward with dignity and friendship having settled their matters privately and respectfully. When we can help our clients accomplish this kind of result, it is just as satisfying as winning in the courtroom.

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Custody and Visitation

A negotiated custody arrangement always is preferable to what a judge would decide. People are encouraged to work out custody and visitation issues. The central issue always is the best interest of the child.

Child Support

Child support is scheduled in Michigan. While other factors (e.g., special needs of the child) can affect the basic child support obligation, child support is driven by a table that takes into account the incomes of both parents.

Property Settlement

Property settlements can often be the most complicated issue in a divorce.

Separate property must be distinguished from marital property. The goal is to maximize the award of marital property for the client while keeping separate property intact.

Alimony/Spousal Support

Alimony, now known as spousal support, is a vitally important consideration in most divorces. It is commonly believed that the length of the marriage is the most important factor when that is not true. Each case is unique and any award of spousal support must be based on those facts.

PROBATE

When facing the succession of a loved one's assets, it is common to worry about time and expense. We have all heard rumors that succession can take years and cost thousands of dollars. The truth is that many successions typically take a month or two to complete. Call today to discuss your situation.

Providing Skilled & Dependable Legal Representation

If you ever find yourself in need of skilled and dependable legal representation, we hope that you’ll give us a call. When it comes to matters of the law, don’t take any chances! Make sure that you have an attorney who will advocate for your rights and act in your best interest at all times.

CRIMINAL LAW

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Unfortunately, when you are accused of a criminal offense you cannot expect that justice will be the final result of your case. Justice is achieved so far as it is earned through hard work, attention to detail and effective advocacy. Too often, it is assumed that the police and/or prosecution are presenting the "truth" and the accused is somehow guilty.

Although the Constitution promises that you are "presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt," that concept is commonly ignored. As one of our clients, you have our commitment to advance and protect your rights, even when facing a hostile and indifferent system.

PERSONAL INJURY

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Being injured in an accident, particularly one caused by another’s negligence, can be discouraging on many levels. As you slowly recover in your hospital bed or bed at home, you start to receive high medical bills. Your property is damaged. You don’t know when you’ll be able to get back to work. You don’t know how you’ll continue to make ends meet under these circumstances.

Get the help you need in obtaining compensation for costs related to your injury. Contact the law office of Robert F. White for a free consultation.

REAL ESTATE

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Serious disputes can arise from simple misunderstandings when dealing with real estate and landlord-tenant matters. It is important to reach a resolution in a timely manner, allowing everyone involved to move forward. When investing in commercial or residential real estate, we all want a successful transaction. However, this is not always the case. Unknown factors can lead to real estate litigation. At the law office of Robert F. White, we will work to find a resolution quickly and to your benefit. Often, your dispute can be settled through negotiation. When this is not possible, you can rely on the law office of Robert F. White for effective representation in court.