Divorce

    Divorce can be the most trying and difficult situations a person can be in. That is why I am a very compassionate and caring lawyer. I understand these trying times and I work hard for you to resolve your case with the least amount of stress and pain. I worry so you don’t have to. I am aggressive, reasonable, and 100% dedicated to our clients cause.

          There are many factors involved in a divorce and you should not attempt to file and handle a divorce without the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Some of the factors include property division, child custody, parenting time,spousal and child support. For more information on these factors, please refer to the specific sections on this website.
    
     Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. That means that any spouse in the marriage can get a divorce for whatever reason. According to Michigan law, a spouse only has to allege that there has “been a breakdown in the marriage to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved”. So even if the other spouse does not want to get a divorce, the courts will have to enter a judgment for divorce if the other spouse requests it.

      If there are no minor children involved, Michigan law requires a waiting period of sixty days, from the date of filing of the divorce complaint before a judgment can be entered. If there are minor children involved, then Michigan law requires a minimum of 180 days from the date of filing of the divorce complaint before a judgment can be entered. This waiting period can be reduced if the parties agree and it is in the best interest of the children to do so.  

         How long a divorce case can go depends on the parties involved. If there are no children and the parties can agree on property division and any spousal support, then a divorce can be done in as little as sixty days. If the parties are deadlocked on who gets what, then they may have to go to mediation, arbitration, or trial. This can delay the process immensely. This is why it is important to have an attorney on your side who can fight for your rights and represent you at all stages of the divorce process.

      If you are considering a divorce or have been served with divorce papers, then call me now for your free, no obligation consultation and see what your Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer can do for you!