Divorce Lawyers in Warren
Divorce can be one of the most stressful events many of use will experience. The emotional toll can be bad enough but the added anxiety of dealing with all the legal issues associated with family law matters can just add to that burden.
To help reduce that burden, finding an experienced divorce attorney to help you with the divorce process can be a crucial decision. When we first meet clients, our law firm finds that there are several common questions nearly all clients ask.
- Do I need to show that my partner was at fault before filing for divorce?
No, Michigan is a no-fault state so this means you only need to believe the marriage is over.
- So ‘fault’ does not matter, even if there was domestic violence?
Any fault does not matter in the actual granting of a divorce. However, something like domestic violence would be taken into account when the judge makes decisions on aspects of the divorce such as child custody or alimony.
- How long do I need to have lived here to file for divorce?
There are two periods of time you need to be aware of. You need to have lived in the state for 180 days before you file. And you need to have lived in the county where you file for 10 days prior to filing.
- Am I guaranteed custody of our child?
No. The court prefers a child to have equal input and access from both parents. But where there are any negatives in the ‘best interests of the child’ factors the court considers, then this could affect custody and parenting time.
- Will I definitely get child support for our child?It depends. The judge looks at the incomes of both parents as well as other relevant aspects such as one parent’s ability to be financially independent.
A Michigan Divorce? Make the Right Choice
When it comes to divorce and family law, you want to choose a family law attorney with experience and dedication. Our law office covers several practice areas including personal injury and estate planning. But most of our legal services focuses on helping clients through any divorce proceeding. For anyone in Macomb County facing the divorce process, we can advise on every part of your case, including parenting time or the law around separate property.
Our team represents clients in court, at mediation, and in any other setting where needed. Why not visit our office for a free consultation. It’s easy to book one: just call 248-688-0045 and say you want to talk about family law.