Best Bloomfield Hills Divorce Attorney

Best Bloomfield Hills Divorce Attorney

If you are facing a divorce, you naturally want what’s best for you and your children’s future. While the divorce process tends to be tumultuous, working closely with one of the best Bloomfield Hills divorce attorneys will help ensure that your divorce terms support the best interests of you and your children into your post-divorce lives.

A Michigan Divorce

In the State of Michigan, divorce is no-fault, which means that neither of you has to prove the other’s fault in the matter. In fact, as long as one of you is willing to testify to the irreconcilable break in your matrimonial bonds (in other words, testify that your marriage can’t be fixed), you can obtain a divorce. It’s important to note, however, that – because the court has considerable discretion in the matter – your spouse’s wrongdoing (or your own) can affect the outcome of your divorce terms.  

Your Children and Divorce

When it comes to a divorce that involves shared children, your child custody arrangements naturally top your list of concerns. The basics that apply to the vast majority of child custody arrangements (but by no means all) include the following:

  • You will both likely continue to make important decisions on behalf of your children in tandem, including decisions about their education, religious upbringing, health care, and extracurriculars. This is known as legal custody.
  • You will both also likely share physical custody, but one of you might become the primary custodial parent and provide the children’s primary home. The other parent can have a visitation schedule with your shared children. 
  • Because the State of Michigan naturally requires both parents to contribute financially to their children’s support, the parent with the visitation schedule generally pays child support to the primary custodial parent to help offset the cost of providing for the children on a daily basis.

Your Marital Property

The property (including both assets and debts) that you and your spouse accumulated during your marriage is considered marital property. In Michigan, your marital property is divided in a way that is determined to be fair, which often comes very close to being divided equally – unless there are extenuating circumstances. These can include variables such as one divorcing spouse’s fault in the matter or one spouse’s financial need in relation to the other spouse’s abundance of financial resources.

The Issue of Spousal Support

Often, spousal support (or alimony) doesn’t play a role in divorce, but when it is deemed appropriate, it involves payments made by the spouse with greater financial means to the spouse with lesser financial needs. Alimony – including the amount and duration – all hinge on a number of factors that the court takes into careful consideration. 

When It Comes to Divorce, You Need the Best Bloomfield Hills Divorce Attorney on Your Side

Your divorce terms will guide you and your children’s post-divorce lives, and the formidable divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli in Bloomfield Hills are committed to aggressively advocating for terms that serve your needs. We are on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today. 

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