Oakland County Divorce Lawyer

Oakland County Divorce Lawyer

Not surprisingly, divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences in someone’s life. Trying to understand how to navigate the legal process on top of the emotional turmoil can be a lot for anyone to handle. If you are preparing for a divorce in Michigan, you should speak first with an Oakland County divorce lawyer.

Robbins & Licavoli, PLLC is a boutique law firm specializing in a variety of family law matters, including divorce. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and help you with important decisions that need to be made. We will also work hard to ensure your rights are protected, including parental rights and property interests.

Oakland County Divorce Lawyers Advocate for Clients

Our attorneys are prepared to help you through the entire Michigan divorce process as efficiently as possible. Some of the concerns we may deal with can include:

Michigan Divorce Residency Requirements

If you plan to file for divorce in Michigan, one spouse must have been residing in the state for at least 180 days beforehand. In addition, he or she must be in the county where the petition will be filed for the previous 10 days before filing. There is an exception where someone can skip the 10-day requirement if they meet these three criteria:

  • The non-filing spouse (defendant) was born in another country or is a citizen of somewhere other than the United States;
  • The spouses have a minor child; and
  • Information exists that would lead a court to reasonably believe the minor children are at risk of being taken from the United States and held in another country by the non-filing spouse.

Grounds for Divorce

Michigan is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce. The court will enter a judgment granting the request for divorce if there was a breakdown in the marriage that destroyed the bonds of marriage and there is no likelihood that the marriage can be salvaged.

Annulment

Annulment is a process that is available in limited circumstances if a marriage is deemed void or voidable. There is no divorce decree as an annulment treats the marriage like it never happened. A marriage that is void means it was never legal in the first place. Examples can include a marriage between a stepchild and a stepparent or between first cousins. A marriage that is voidable is often one that can be affirmed if the parties choose to remain married.

Retaining an Oakland County Divorce Lawyer

If you are preparing to file for divorce or you have been served with Michigan divorce papers, contact the attorneys at Robbins & Licavoli, PLLC at 248-743-8709 to schedule a consultation.

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