Kent County Divorce and Family Law Attorneys Serving West Michigan

Family is what matters most to us. When you're involved in a family law dispute such as a divorce or custody battle, it can feel like your world is turned upside down. Everything you hold dear is at stake.

It's natural to feel a variety of emotions like anger, fear, anxiety, and grief. In the midst of the turmoil, somehow, you need to make decisions about your future and that of your family. It's essential to have an experienced family law attorney on your team who is competent and compassionate, whom you trust to guide you through the legal process.

The family law attorneys at Plachta, Murphy & Associates are your strong advocates. You can count on us to help you resolve your family law dispute in an efficient and effective manner.

As a full-service law firm serving West Michigan, our attorneys have decades of experience in all areas of Michigan family law, including:

We understand that just as marriage has legal, financial, social, and emotional aspects, so does divorce. While we are committed to getting you the best possible outcome in your Michigan family law matter, a good result means much more than just a favorable judgment. A successful outcome in a family law case means that you and your family are well-positioned to build the life you want, long after your legal matter is resolved.

A Comprehensive Approach and Effective Advocacy for Michigan Family Law Matters

Plachta, Murphy & Associates takes a comprehensive approach to your family law matter. We attend to your legal concerns, and connect you with the additional professionals you need to address other issues, such as financial advisers, mortgage professionals, counselors, appraisers, and more. We even have a social worker/family advocate specialist on staff to assist you and your family if needed. At a time of stress and upheaval, when nothing seems certain, we will serve as a guidepost for you, as your trusted adviser and advocate.

Because your family law matter is so personal, we believe you should be in the driver's seat. We listen to your needs, goals, and concerns. We advise you based on our extensive legal knowledge and experience, and, together with you, create a road map for your case. We strive always to help you resolve issues with as little stress and expense as possible, while effectively protecting your interests and those of your children.

Our mission is to help your family meet challenges, solve problems, and successfully navigate the transitions of your family law case. Because every family is unique, we offer a variety of dispute resolution techniques, including mediation and litigation, to serve all needs.

We invite you to contact Plachta, Murphy & Associates to schedule a consultation. To make our time together more productive, we recommend filling out our Divorce Questionnaire and reviewing information on Child Custody in Michigan before your visit. We look forward to working with you.

Family Law Solutions Team: Miles J. Murphy III, Bryan D. Reeder, Vicki A. Poleni, MSW

Divorce & Legal Separation

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Child Custody & Parenting Time

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Child Support

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Property Division & Spousal Support

A natural concern when you are going through a divorce is your financial well-being after the divorce. Understanding the laws governing property division and spousal support in Michigan can help relieve your anxiety about finances. Property Division… Read More

Family Law Mediation

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Other Family Law Matters

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