Oakland County Family Law Attorney
Oakland County Michigan has been in existence for just about 200 years. In 1819, Territorial Governor, Lewis Cass founded the county. Originally, Oakland county was double its modern day size. The county’s population grew as travel to and from Detroit and Pontiac became readily available with the addition of the Detroit and Pontiac Railroads. Oakland County is the home of 61 cities and Oakland University, which is located on the border of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills. As the county began to develop, the economy followed suit. Oakland County is nicknamed “Automation Alley” because many of the engineers for Ford, GM Motors, and Chrysler were stationed here.
Today, Oakland County is half the size, but still home to about 1.24 million people. According to DataUSA the median income is $71,920, a 2.75% rise from 2015-2016. The most popular industries of the people of Oakland County are manufacturing, healthcare and service assistance, and professional, scientific, and technology services. When people move to Oakland County, they are generally ready to settle down with their family. This statement is supported by data from the US Census Bureau. The data states that the average number of persons in a household is 2.46 and that 86.2% of residents surveyed are living in the same household they were one year ago.
If you have decided to settle down in Oakland County, there is plenty of attractions to fill your weekends. One of best attractions in town is the Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoo is constantly expanding, adding new exhibits and renovating old exhibits. One of the zoo’s newest attractions is their arctic exhibit. The exhibit features a tunnel where visitors can enter and look up into the water portion of the exhibit to see the polar bears, seals, and other arctic animals swimming around them.
If the aquatic adventures are more in line with your interests, feel free to check out Sea Life Michigan. Sea Life Michigan is great for children and adults of all ages. The aquarium features interactive touch pools and a 180-degree ocean tunnel. When you enter the tunnel, you will feel like you are truly under the sea.
In addition to the wonderful zoo and aquarium, Oakland County has an abundance of parks. Most of the parks have hiking trails, golf courses, and some parks even have ponds where you can enjoy outdoor activities like canoeing.
Even though Oakland County is filled with family-friendly neighborhoods and activities, trouble can still arise at home. If your marriage starts to go south, you are not alone. A report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services told us that in 2015, the divorce rate in Oakland County neared 48%. If you feel like you are falling into that 48%, you are going to need a divorce lawyer on your side.
The experienced family law attorney at McGuigan Law, PLLC are prepared to navigate you through this tough process. McGuigan Law PLLC specializes in divorce mediation, but they are capable of handling all aspects of the divorce process. If you and your spouse have decided that divorce is the only option, let Mr. McGuigan represent your best interests and you.
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce Mediation
- Legal Separation
- Parenting Time
- Property Division
- Spousal Support / Alimony
- Same Sex Marriage
- Post Judgement
- Other Practice Areas