I have been working in the family law field for about 20 years, first as a legal... more
I have been working in the family law field for about 20 years, first as a legal secretary, then a paralegal, a judicial clerk, and now an attorney. I enjoy this field of law and the challanges that come along with it. I like to help people and this can be a good area of law to accomplish that.
At Pitler Family Law and Mediation, we focus on helping families through the... more
At Pitler Family Law and Mediation, we focus on helping families through the difficulty of divorce. We understand there is no such thing as an easy divorce. Even when parties have already decided how to divide their assets or have limited assets, the experience of a divorce can be very difficult. Therefore, it is very important to hire an experienced attorney who will work with you to insure th... view profile
Lise M. Spresser graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada where... more
Lise M. Spresser graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada where she received top accolades in the Legal Studies Program. Ms. Spresser earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2010 and has focused her career exclusively on the practice of family law. Ms. Spresser is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and thr... view profile
Mr. Moriarty graduated from Michigan State University and earned his J.D. from... more
Mr. Moriarty graduated from Michigan State University and earned his J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in June, 2009.Mr. Moriartypractices exclusively in the area of family law. He co-authored the articleEqual Is Not Necessarily Equitable When Distributing Marital Property , published in the July, 2010 Michigan Bar Journal.
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.