Best Oakland County Divorce Attorneys

Best Oakland County Divorce Attorneys

When you build a life with your spouse, you are likely not thinking about the complexities of a possible divorce. You are likely excited to buy a home, have kids, and build investments, all of which will need to be addressed should your marriage end. Divorce is complicated – both emotionally and financially – and you want help from the best Oakland County divorce attorneys if you are facing this type of family law case. 

Requirements for Divorce in Michigan

The law sets out requirements to end your marriage, as this is a permanent and serious legal move. Some requirements to consider include:

  • You or your spouse must live in Michigan for at least six months before requesting a divorce in state court.
  • You must state grounds for divorce, which will be an irreconcilable breakdown of the marriage since Michigan is a no-fault divorce state.
  • You must resolve all relevant issues, including child custody, child support, property division, and spousal support.
  • You must wait at least 60 days (or six months if you have shared children) for a divorce case to be finalized. 

An attorney can review your situation and advise steps you should take to best prepare for your divorce case. We can prepare and file all the necessary paperwork to initiate a divorce case or respond to a petition if your spouse filed one. 

Resolving Divorce-Related Issues

The bulk of a divorce case involves resolving the issues that apply to your marriage. These can include:

Property division – All of the property that you obtained during your marriage is considered to be marital property, and all of this property needs to be equitably divided prior to divorce. This can include your home, vehicles, personal belongings, assets, and debts.

Child custody and support – Parents in Michigan can either share custody of their children or one parent can be awarded sole custody. Depending on the custody arrangement and the income of the parents, the court might order one parent to pay child support to the other. 

Spousal support – Also known as alimony or maintenance, spousal support only applies in some divorce cases. If there will be a significant disparity in financial resources between the spouses following divorce, one spouse might be awarded financial support for a period of time until they can get on their feet. 

Spouses always have the opportunity to resolve these matters on their own and out of court. Our legal team can help you negotiate and reach an agreement whenever possible, which can save time and other resources. If you cannot agree on all relevant issues, one or more might have to go before the court. You want to make sure your divorce attorney is also a skilled litigator who can protect your interests and future before the judge. 

Reach Out to the Best Oakland County Divorce Attorneys

Divorce can impact your life in many ways, and you want a divorce lawyer who will protect your finances, relationship with your children, and more. The Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli can help, so please contact us today. 

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