Divorce Lawyers Farmington Hills

Divorce Lawyers Farmington Hills

If you are heading toward a divorce, you have a lot on your mind. In addition to the emotional turmoil that is the hallmark of divorce, there are very real concerns related to your financial and parental rights. Divorce is a complicated process that is often also quite lengthy, and to make matters even more challenging, divorces have a tendency to become quite heated. Protect your rights from the outset by working closely with an experienced divorce lawyer in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Negotiating Your Divorce Terms

Your divorce will be specific to your family, your marriage, and the circumstances involved. This being said, however, the terms you’ll need to negotiate with your divorcing spouse are no different than they are for any other divorcing couple, including:

Any terms that you and your divorcing spouse are able to negotiate between the two of you (with the legal guidance of your respective divorce lawyers) will remain your terms to determine. Any terms that you are unable to resolve between yourselves, however, will go before the court – at which point you lose your decision-making power on the matter. Most couples prefer not to have the court make decisions on their behalf, which can be extremely motivating when it comes to the negotiation process. 

The Negotiation Process

The negotiation process will begin with you and your spouse attempting to hammer out terms that you are both willing to accept, but if your positions are too distant from one another, there are additional options available to you. For example, your respective divorce lawyers can attempt to hammer out mutually acceptable terms on behalf of each of you. Barring this, there are alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation. In mediation, a professional mediator – who is a neutral third-party – will help you explore all of the following:

  • How the law applies in your case (regarding unresolved terms)
  • How the unresolved terms are likely to be determined by the court
  • The options available to you
  • Compromises that you may not have considered regarding your unresolved terms
  • Any areas in which you are already in agreement that you may be able to expand upon

The upside to all of this is that the more terms you are able to come to an agreement regarding, the fewer you will need the court to address on your behalf. In other words, it is not an all-or-nothing situation. Further, the court is very likely to accept all those terms for which you do find middle ground.

Consult with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Today

The trusted Farmington Hills divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli are committed to harnessing the full strength of their impressive experience and legal insight in pursuit of beneficial divorce terms for you. To learn more about what we can do to help, please do not wait to contact us today.

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