Dealing with divorce can be stressful enough without worrying about the legal aspects. If you are going through a Michigan divorce, you want the process to be as smooth as it can be, and you want a divorce attorney on your side who has experience and who will fight for the best outcome for you and any children involved.
There are several common questions clients ask of all lawyers in America when wanting to know more about family law issues.
No, Michigan is a ‘no-fault’ state. This means that you do not need a specific reason to file for divorce beyond a belief that the marriage is over. But it is worth remembering that a judge may take any faults into account when making certain decisions about the case.
Yes, to file for divorce in Michigan, you have to have lived there for 180 days prior to the actual filing. And to file in a particular country, you must have been resident there for 10 days before filing.
The general rule in Michigan is that the courts presume that it is best for the child to be involved with both parents. However, if there was any form of domestic abuse or other problems, this may affect the court’s decision on custody, alimony, and parenting time.
Any decision on child support is based on the court looking at the incomes of both parents as well as other factors such as how long it may take for one parent to achieve financial independence.
The standard rule is that a child should be supported until the age of 18 – or 19½ if still in high school. But the courts recognize that circumstances change and either parent can request reviews of the initial order.
If you are involved in divorce proceedings in Oakland County, then you want the best law firm in the area. Michigan Premier Law has years of experience in all practice areas of family law. We can offer legal advice and representation on all related matters, including spousal support and estate planning.
When it comes to lawyers in Michigan, our firm is one of the best when it comes to family law. Why not book a free consultation at our law offices in Troy, Michigan, by calling us now on 248-688-0045.