Divorce can be a very difficult time. With emotions running high, it is very easy to make decisions that are not in your best interest. You need an experienced Divorce Attorney to help you get what you are allowed by law. Whether it's spousal support, child custody, child support or even the property settlement, you NEED someone who knows the law. We can help!
Michigan is a "no-fault divorce" state. That means that either spouse can file for any reason whatsoever. You do not have to prove that the other spouse was at "fault" in order to file the case. However, "fault" can affect the division of marital property. For example: If your spouse cheated on you, you can ask the court to award you more than what your spouse will get.
No Minor Children
For divorces without minor children, a divorce can be completed in as little as 60 days. However, if there are any disagreements or disputes, then it will take longer. Usually, the main issues are the property settlement (which include the home, bank accounts, investments, retirement benefits, debts, etc), and spousal support. When emotions are running high, don't do something you will later regret. You need an experienced attorney to advise of you of what you are entitled to under the law.
With Minor Children
For divorces with minor children, the minimum time to complete the divorce is 6 months. Divorces with minor children are much more complicated as there are minor children involved. Child custody is a very significant issue as the Court will decide who raises your children; you, your spouse, or both. Child support is another significant issue that will be addressed. These are in addition to the property settlement and spousal support issues. When emotions are running high, don't do something you will later regret, especially when your children are involved. You need an experienced attorney to advise of you of what you are entitled to under the law.
Please call our office for a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney to advise you of your legal rights.