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When couples and families face disputes they cannot resolve themselves, they turn to The Nunley Law Group, PLLC. We dedicate our practice to helping families in St. Clair Shores and Metro Detroit navigate challenging transitions. Whether you are considering divorce, involved in a child custody dispute, confronting domestic violence, or facing any other conflict, having an experienced family law attorney is essential. 

When you meet with us, you will find a supportive environment where you can make informed decisions about your future. We will take the time to get to know you, understand your concerns, and find a creative solution that works best for your family. Contact us today to set up an appointment. 

Common Family Law Issues in Metro Detroit

At The Nunley Law Group, we know that no two families are alike, and no family is immune to conflict. Our attorneys help clients resolve all types of family law issues, including:

  • Divorce (uncontested, contested)
  • Division of marital property
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • High-net-worth-divorce
  • Post-judgment modifications and enforcement
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence

Although we often recommend clients find amicable solutions through mediation, we are always ready to litigate to achieve the desired outcome. No matter the circumstances, we will put your best interests first and put you in charge of decision-making.

St. Clair Divorce Lawyer

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. This means establishing fault, such as adultery or abandonment by either party, is not required. Instead, the courts will grant a divorce if the marriage has irretrievably broken down. 

Divorce is generally classified as uncontested or contested. In an uncontested divorce, the parties mutually agree on key issues that can be quickly resolved. However, if the parties fail to reach an agreement, the divorce becomes contested, and the court may have to intervene. Either way, having a skilled divorce attorney represent you is a wise choice. 

Division of Marital Property

Dividing the marital property is often a bone of contention for divorcing couples, particularly those with significant assets. Our attorneys have comprehensive knowledge of the rules governing the division of property in Michigan and will help you come away from your marriage with a fair share of marital assets. 

Child Custody

We all want the best for our kids, and the courts generally agree that children benefit from an enduring relationship with both parents. Whether you need to create a parenting plan or establish parental rights, we will work with you to find a real-world child custody and parenting time solution. 

Child Support 

Child support is determined by a complex formula that considers each parent’s income, the number of children they have, and the custody arrangements. Let our attorneys guide you through the process and ensure that your children have the financial support they need and deserve. 

Spousal Support

Spousal support is part of property division in a divorce, and the couple can often reach an agreement without court intervention. If you and your spouse cannot agree, a judge will decide; however, there is no statutory formula in play, and spousal support is decided on a case-by-case basis. 


When the biological identity of the father is in question, establishing paternity is crucial for resolving child custody and support issues. Our family law attorney can help you establish your parental rights or defend against a paternity action. 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence afflicts many couples, but violence can also occur between parents and children, household members, and dating partners. We assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining Orders of Protection and guiding them through the divorce process if necessary. We also recognize that false allegations of abuse can arise, especially during highly contested divorce proceedings, and work to defend those unjustly accused of domestic violence.

Mediation: An Amicable Alternative to Divorce Litigation

Given the time and expense of litigating a family law issue, we advise clients on mediation. This involves working with a neutral third party to find solutions without going to court. The parties must agree to participate and negotiate in good faith for the process to succeed. 

Why Choose Us?

Since 2015, the Nunley Law Group has been serving families in the St. Clair Community guided by the highest ethical and professional standards. Lead attorney Royce A. Nunley has a well-earned reputation as a compassionate advocate who provides clients with informed guidance and objective insights during troubling times. No matter the issue, you can depend on our family law attorney to treat you with dignity and respect, help you overcome barriers, and find a workable solution for you and your family. 

Talk To An Experienced St. Clair Shores Family Law Attorney Today!

From divorce and child custody to mediation and post-judgment issues, The Nunley Law Group is the experienced choice in family law. Contact us today to discuss your matter in confidence.