Bloomfield Hills Divorce Attorneys

Bloomfield Hills Divorce Attorneys

Divorce is an emotional journey, a complicated legal disentanglement, and a significant transition. All told, it’s a lot, and working closely with an experienced Bloomfield Hills divorce attorney is the best way to help ensure that your parental and financial rights are well protected throughout the legal process. 

Your Child Custody Arrangements

If there are shared children, your child custody arrangements will be of paramount importance. Very generally, child custody is divided into legal custody and parenting time (or physical custody). Legal custody establishes who will be making important decisions on behalf of your children, including decisions about the following:

  • Their schooling 
  • Their healthcare needs
  • Their religious upbringing
  • Their extracurriculars

Parenting time establishes how you and your ex will split your time with your children. If you are able to negotiate terms between yourselves, there are few if any restrictions involved. If, however, you need the court’s intervention, you will likely receive one of its standard parenting time schedules. In the end, you will either divide your parenting time somewhat equally, or one of you will be the primary custodial parent while the other has a visitation schedule. 

Child Support

Michigan, like all the other states, requires parents to support their children financially, and child support is the tool that is employed. Child support is calculated according to state guidelines that are driven by a variety of factors, but the primary concerns are the amount of time each parent spends with the kids and each parent’s earnings.  

The Division of Marital Property

The primary financial component of your divorce involves the division of your marital property, which are those assets that you and your spouse acquired together as a married couple – regardless of who purchased the item or whose name is attached. In the event of divorce, these marital assets (or their overall value) must be distributed between you in a manner that is deemed equitable (or fair). Those assets that either of you owned prior to marriage and kept separate throughout your marriage remain separate property that will not be included in this division, but maintaining assets as separate can be difficult to achieve over the course of a marriage.

Alimony

The term of alimony is only a factor if the divorce leaves one spouse with a financial deficit – and the other has the financial means to help offset this deficit. Alimony is typically temporary and is designed to help the recipient obtain the education and/or job skills necessary to gain financial independence. 

An Experienced Bloomfield Hills Divorce Attorney Can Help

Even a relatively placid divorce comes with its share of emotional turmoil, and because the terms of your divorce set the stage for your future, it is important to have the professional legal guidance of accomplished Bloomfield Hills divorce attorneys – like those at the Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli – in your corner. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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