Practice Areas

Family Law

Divorce can be one of the most difficult decisions a person can be confronted with. Every family is unique and is deserving of caring, respectful representation when it comes to issues such as divorce, child custody disputes, paternity actions, prenuptial agreements and related matters.

At the law offices of Rodnick, Unger & Kaplan, P.C., we represent many people throughout Macomb County, Oakland County and Wayne County who are going through the process of divorce or contemplating marriage. We provide expert guidance in matters including property division, child custody, parenting time, child support, marital debts, prenuptial agreements and spousal support. In most cases we are able to successfully negotiate divorce settlements without the need for a trial before a family law judge. However, if the other side proves unwilling to negotiate, we are experienced trial lawyers and will aggressively represent your interests in court. If you are a victim of domestic violence, or if your spouse has falsely accused you of domestic violence, we can also aggressively protect your interests in both civil and criminal courts. If you believe that a divorce is inevitable, a consultation with an experienced family law attorney can help protect your financial interests, while at the same time keep you from making decisions that could harm you in a future divorce action. We offer advice to clients as to their rights and obligations, and help guide clients in making decisions that are in both the best interests of themselves and their children.

We can also help provide advice and guidance on the differences between marital and separate property, and what steps can be taken to keep separate property from becoming marital property. Prenuptial agreements, also known as "marriage contracts", can be an effective way to avoid or minimize future conflicts when a marriage does not work out. Our attorneys can explain your rights and obligations regarding such agreements and provide advice as to how a prenuptial agreement can protect you. Additionally, when required we can timely prepare a prenuptial agreement to fit your needs and circumstances.