Bloomfield Hills Divorce Lawyer

Bloomfield Hills Divorce Lawyer

Helping Clients Through the Divorce Process in Bloomfield Hills

In order to end your marriage, you will need to file a Complaint for Divorce with the court. A divorce legally terminates or dissolves a marriage and all of the rights that come with it. Each state has its own divorce laws and procedures, and Michigan is no different. You should consult with a Bloomfield Hills divorce lawyer if you believe divorce is in your future. Contact Robbins & Licavoli, PLLC, to discuss your situation. 

Requirements for a Bloomfield Hills Divorce

In order to file for divorce in Michigan, in most cases one or both spouses must have lived in the state for 180 days or longer. One spouse must file a divorce petition in the family court in the county where they have lived for at least ten days. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, so the complaint need only state that the grounds for the divorce is irreconcilable differences, which means the marriage has broken down, and there is no reasonable chance you can preserve the marriage. 

Before the court will grant a divorce, the spouses must resolve numerous issues, such as: 

If spouses cannot agree on their own or through mediation, the court will need to intervene. The spouses will present their arguments, and the judge will decide any unresolved issues. 

If the spouses have no children, they must wait 60 days from the date of the Complaint for a final divorce judgment. If there are minor children, the waiting period can be six months. It is important to have the right legal representation throughout every stage of your divorce case. 

Approaches to Your Divorce Case

Many people might not realize there are different ways to approach a divorce, which makes each case different from the next. In many situations, your approach can dictate how long your divorce takes, the cost, and the emotional stress you will experience. 

At Robbins & Licavoli, PLLC, we help our clients find the path to divorce that is right for them and their situations. This can include: 

  • Uncontested divorce
  • Contested divorce
  • Divorce mediation
  • Divorce litigation

The biggest challenge in divorce cases can be spouses reaching an agreement on all the necessary issues. Often, divorcing spouses are not on the best terms, though it can be highly beneficial to reach your own out-of-court agreements through negotiation or mediation.  

Some divorce cases cannot settle, and litigation is necessary. Our lawyers are skilled litigators who can represent you through the trial process. Litigation puts your future in the hands of the family court judge, so you want to ensure you have an attorney who knows how to present your case in the strongest possible manner. 

Contact a Bloomfield Hills Divorce Lawyer for More Information 

If divorce is in your future or your spouse recently filed, you should consult with our Bloomfield Hills divorce attorneys at Robbins & Licavoli, PLLC, as soon as possible. Contact us to discuss your options and learn how we can help.

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