Birmingham, MI Divorce Lawyers

Birmingham, MI Divorce Lawyers

Guiding Clients Through the Divorce Process in the Birmingham, MI Area

Deciding to end your marriage can be difficult, but is only the beginning of the divorce process, which can be complicated and, in some cases, lengthy. Divorce cases can often be resolved effectively and efficiently, and it is important to have the right Birmingham, MI divorce lawyer advising you of your options for the best results. The Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli assists clients with every step of their divorces, so do not hesitate to call to learn more about our services today. 

Requirements for a Birmingham, MI Divorce

Each state has its own laws regarding divorce and associated issues. In Michigan, there are specific legal requirements you must meet, which include:

  • You must cite no-fault grounds for divorce, which in Michigan are the “breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.” 
  • You must live in Michigan for at least 180 days before you can file for divorce
  • You must resolve certain issues, which will vary depending on the circumstances of your case

Our attorneys can evaluate whether you can meet these requirements and help you initiate your divorce case by preparing and filing the petition. 

Common Issues in Divorce Cases

You and your spouse will need to resolve relevant issues before the court will grant your divorce. These can include:

  • Property division The law requires you to divide your marital property in a fair and equitable manner. This includes the family home, vehicles, personal property, financial accounts and portfolios, retirement accounts, debts, and more. 
  • Child custodyThe court will need to ensure that a custody arrangement is in place that is in the best interests of the child. 
  • Child supportThe law provides a formula that determines whether one parent will need to pay child support to the other. Factors involved include your respective incomes and expenses, the custody arrangement, and the needs of the child.
  • Spousal supportIf there is a discrepancy in earning ability between the spouses, the court might order one spouse to provide support – commonly called alimony – to the other for a specific period of time.

You have the opportunity to negotiate with your spouse to see if you can agree on these issues to keep the matter out of court. If you cannot agree, you want an experienced divorce litigator on your side. 

Contact Our Birmingham, MI Divorce Lawyers for More Information

The Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli regularly assist clients facing divorce, from preparing for a divorce to the finalization of your case. Having the right legal representation can dramatically improve the outcome of your divorce and help ensure you are in the best possible position to start the next phase of your life. Contact us directly for a consultation to discuss how we might assist you in your case.

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