Advocating For Families Through The Challenges Of Divorce
Divorce is almost always a challenging transition, especially if you have children. Still, the divorce process doesn’t have to be a nightmare. A more collaborative approach such as mediation can sidestep the headaches, expense and heartache of a court battle.
At Lashier Law, PLLC, you will find a legal team dedicated to easing your burdens through this major transition. I am Jessica Lashier, the firm’s family law attorney and a certified mediator. My mediation skill set gives me the ability to help people set aside their differences and come to an agreement.
Based in Utica, I represent clients in family court proceedings and serve as a mediator across Southeast, Michigan.
Areas Of Practice
My firm focuses on family law matters such as paternity, divorce, custody and parenting time, child support, alimony (also known as spousal support), property division and post-judgment disputes. Whether you’ve been married for two months or 20 years, I will not only protect what you have but also work tirelessly to make sure your future looks bright. I bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize my support to your individual needs and concerns.
Guiding Clients Through Divorce
One of the most difficult decisions in a person’s life is to divorce their spouse. Whether the split is amicable or not, you need a lawyer who is going to timely answer your questions, protect your interests, and zealously advocate for you and your children. I can be your ally and advocate.
Counsel On Property Division
Ensuring that you obtain a fair division of your marital estate is incredibly important in a divorce. Property settlements are final and binding so it’s important to make sure that you get it right the first time; there is no room for error. I address this often contentious aspect of divorce through a problem-solving lens, protecting your property interests while finding creative solutions to address property such as:
- Homes and vacation properties
- Rental properties
- Marital debt
- Investments and retirement accounts (401(k)s, IRAs, pensions, etc.)
- Any property or assets acquired during the marriage
I am thorough in reviewing the materials you provide and will make sure that you have all the information you need to make the right decisions. I take a thoughtful approach to addressing all the details around property division without losing sight of the big picture.
Using Mediation For A More Peaceful Divorce
Mediation is a great way to amicably resolve disputes in a divorce or custody case. It gives the parties more creative control over the final resolution of the case and saves significant costs over going to court. As a State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) certified domestic relations mediator, I provide mediation services in family law cases. I also represent clients in mediation as a family law attorney.
Negotiating Child Custody Agreements
Ensuring the safety and protection of your children is one of the most important functions that my firm performs. No two families are the same, and you deserve to have an attorney in your corner who advocates for their best interests in light of your family’s unique circumstances.
Common Sense Parenting Time Arrangements
I strive to make sure that the schedule your children have with their parents makes sense for them and for you. I can offer creative suggestions for your circumstances, whether it be a flexible work schedule, a child with special needs or unique talents, or one who is fiercely independent.
Alimony And Spousal Support
This unique and complex area of family law can be one of the most difficult issues in a divorce. Having an attorney who is knowledgeable on this issue can make all the difference in obtaining a fair result.
“We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.”
— EDMUND BURKE