Genesee County Family Law & Divorce Attorney

A Skilled Lawyer With More Than 20 Years of Experience

For more than two decades, the law firm of Charles D. Riley, Attorney at Law, has served as a valuable resource for people in the area of Flint, Michigan, who have faced a variety of legal challenges and issues involving family law, and criminal and personal injury.

Contact Charles D. Riley, Attorney at Law, to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Family Law

The emotions one experiences while going through a divorce proceeding have been compared to the sense of loss and abandonment one experiences in relation to the death of a loved one. And yet, you will be faced with making crucial decisions that will affect you for a lifetime. Experienced family law attorney Charles D. Riley will look out for your interests during this critical time in your life.

Divorce : Whereas a marriage creates a new legal and financial entity in one day (a "marital estate"), the process of untangling the monetary bonds in divorce is much more complex and tedious.

Property division : In a volatile real estate market, keeping the house is now seen as a liability rather than a benefit for many middle-class people. Talk to attorney Riley about the most reasonable solutions to this common problem involving the marital home and Michigan divorce.

Child custody : Your child's well-being, your parental rights, you and your child's bonding, and your financial circumstances all matter a great deal when it comes to child custody.

Child support : Changes in Michigan child support laws may have an impact on your separated family, whether you are divorced or were never married to the mother (or father) of your child or children.

Legal separation/separate maintenance : Couples have varying reasons for seeking a separate maintenance agreement rather than a divorce.

Ante-nuptial agreements : Many couples today consider the practical benefits of an ante-nuptial or premarital agreement to cover contingencies in the event of a divorce.

Change of domicile : If you are a custodial parent wishing to move more than 100 miles away with your child, or if you are a noncustodial parent concerned about your ex-wife's or ex-husband's plans to move, the law offices of Charles D. Riley, Attorney at Law, can help.

Military divorces : The Soldier and Sailor Relief Act protects enlisted military personnel from the negative impact of a divorce while on active duty. If you are serving your country in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere in the world and your husband or wife has filed for divorce, your family law attorney can go to court to stop that divorce long enough to give you proper time to respond appropriately.

Domestic partnerships : Domestic partnerships without the benefit of marriage are on the increase in today's society. For honest answers to your legal questions if you are cohabiting with your boyfriend or girlfriend (straight or gay), speak with family law attorney Charles D. Riley.

QDRO, EDRO : Your Michigan divorce may entail complex legal issues including division of pension plans and 401(k) savings. Many family law attorneys shy away from dealing with QDRO and EDRO situations (qualified domestic relations orders and eligible domestic relations orders) but attorney Riley does not.

Criminal Law

It is important both now and for your future to aggressively defend yourself after you have been charged with any misdemeanor or felony. Seek the most favorable outcome possible.

Drunk driving (DUI/DWI) : A first line of defense when you have been charged with drinking and driving is a close examination of the circumstances behind the traffic stop. Did the policeman, highway patrol officer or sheriff have sufficient probable cause to stop you?

Driver's license reinstatement : You may be in danger of losing your driver's license temporarily or permanently as a result a DUI/DWI arrest or other criminal offense including failure to pay child support.

Marijuana possession : If you have been charged with marijuana possession in the area of Grand Blanc or Flint, Michigan, you have no time to lose. You are strongly encouraged to work with a lawyer to protect your rights and freedom.

Minor in possession : If you or your teenage son or daughter has been charged with the crime of being a "minor in possession" the law firm of Charles D. Riley, Attorney at Law, can help to limit the impact a criminal charge may have on their future.

Personal Injury

Even if your own insurance company will pay for your medical care after a car accident or truck accident, you are likely to need an attorney to ensure that your compensation is complete and just.

Contact Charles D. Riley, Attorney at Law

Charles D. Riley values the trust and rapport made possible through focused, one-on-one communication with clients ― beginning with an Initial consultation. Call or e-mail the law offices of Charles D. Riley, Attorney at Law, to schedule a conversation with a Michigan family law, criminal defense or personal injury attorney.