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Kalamazoo Divorce Lawyers Defending Men's Rights

The American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM) in West Michigan, has highly qualified attorneys who advocate for men's rights in divorce, child custody and parenting time, paternity, support, property settlement, post judgment modifications, and other family law matters. 

Men involved in family law disputes need strategic guidance and professional decision making through times that can be extremely stressful. The issues of husbands and fathers are part of an equation that demands recognition from the courts, as well as from other lawyers, wives, mothers, children, and all who are affected by family law issues.

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Shaw Law Group, PLC

Protecting Men's Rights Throughout West Michigan

As soon as you know you are facing a divorce or a criminal charge, you should seek competent counsel immediately. It may only require a quick call to an experienced lawyer at Shaw Law Group, PLC at (616) 827-ADAM (2326). Our attorneys focus on men's rights, and can help you determine if there are steps that you should take right away to protect your interests in any family law or criminal matter.



Shaw Law Group, PLC is committed to providing excellent representation. We pride ourselves on being passionate attorneys that are willing to take all possible steps to level the playing field for men in the family court arena.

Men's Rights

When it comes to family law, men are often faced with unique challenges in the legal system.  If you are entering a divorce, custody, paternity or other family dispute, it is important that you know your rights as a father and a husband.  Too often men are not granted their rights and are looked at as only jealous husbands, absentee fathers or just as a paycheck.  Therefore, men must know how they are discriminated against, how to avoid it, and how to fight against it.  You need one of our attorneys who are loyal to your cause and are in the trenches everyday making sure men are treated fairly.


Divorce can be one of the five worst events in a man’s life, a minor inconvenience, or something in-between.  It may determine how much income you have, how many assets you have, what happens to your business and how much time you will have with your children. You need an attorney on your side to make sure that you are protected and have an opportunity for success as you start your next life.

Uncontested Divorce

It's good when people agree; it's even better when that agreement is good for our client and is enforceable.  Some agreements turn out to be unenforceable because they are not written or do not follow Michigan law or rules.  Other agreements are not fair because a man was overly pessimistic about his chances in court.  Poorly written or unfair divorce agreements can impact you for the rest of your life.  You need one of our divorce attorneys to help you navigate through an uncontested divorce so that you get a fair deal that is enforceable.

Child Custody for Men

Whether in divorce or initial custody matters, many mothers think custody is one size fits all and the father has no say in what size gets picked.  However, they are not always right.  Assertive fathers also get a say.  Fathers have valuable insights into the needs of their children and have the right to propose the custody arrangement that will best suit their child.  If you know your child will be better off in your custody or in in a joint custody arrangement, you need to assert your rights as their father.  Our attorneys can help you assert your rights as a father, break out of the courts preconceived notions about your role as a parent and stand up to the mother of your child and her attorney to get the custody arrangement that is right for your child.  

Asset and Debt Distribution

The process of determining and then dividing marital property and debt can be a complicated issue in a divorce.  Assets may include your home, retirement, business, tools, collectibles, household items, and everything else you or your spouse own including the dog.  Debts are comprehensive too and can include credit cards, medical debt, business debt, student loans, personal guarantees for other people including children, mortgages, and any other legally binding obligations.  Divorcing spouses frequently disagree on what assets and debts are marital, their worth, and the best way to divide them.  You need one of our experienced attorneys that will fight for your property rights.

Judgment Enforcement & Modification

The entry of a Judgment of Divorce may not mark the end of your interactions with your former spouse.  When your former spouse is not honoring the Judgment of Divorce by failing to meet its terms such as transferring assets or refinancing the mortgage, you need one of our attorneys.  Our attorneys make sure that every enforcement clause and legal hammer is leveraged to insure your former-spouse does what they are required to do.  When you have judgment obligations that you simply cannot meet such as spousal support that is too high, you need one of our attorneys.  Our attorneys work hard to have the obligation modified or managed in the most favorable way possible under the law to minimize the impact on your life.

Child Support

Child support is ordered in all cases where custody or paternity is established.  In Michigan child support is generally determined by a mathematical equation.  It is important that the equation is done correctly.  It is also important in initial paternity and child support cases that the father insist on parental rights because establishing his rights is not automatically granted.  A man that is dealing with child support needs one of our attorneys to make sure that the formula is applied properly and that his custody and parenting time rights are addressed. 

Spousal Support

Men frequently do not realize that Michigan’s spousal support laws are written to be gender neutral.  Men who need support from their spouse need one of our attorneys who will fight for their right to have it.  Men whose wives are claiming spousal support also need one of our attorneys to fight to make sure that the amount and duration are as low as possible under the circumstance, take into consideration everything the spouse can do to support themselves and take into consideration their needs too.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a man’s only way to make sure that his wife understands that his support ends if the marriage ends.  Protect yourself because giving half your assets and spousal support to your wife when she is cheating on you, keeping your kids away from you, or otherwise ruining your life instead of making it better as she promised is something you don’t want to happen and it could.  Talk to one of our attorneys to make sure you protect the assets you had before you were married, the assets you earn during your marriage, and your income after you are divorced.


If you want the straight story on the issues that men face in the legal system, contact the lawyers at Shaw Law Group, PLC, in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan. We have built a practice dedicated to aggressive, determined and knowledgeable representation of male clients.
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