Top Troy Divorce Lawyer

Top Troy Divorce Lawyer

While your divorce will follow its own path and will not look exactly like anyone else’s, divorce basics remain the same across all divorces. Better understanding these divorce basics can help you better protect your rights throughout the divorce process. One of the most important decisions you can make – in support of your rights and best interests – is working with a top Troy divorce lawyer from the outset. 

Your Child Custody Arrangements

If you and your divorcing spouse share children, a primary divorce concern is your child custody arrangements. In Michigan, these are broken down into legal custody (or decision-making authority) and physical custody (or parenting time). 

The kinds of decisions addressed by legal custody include all the following:

  • Your children’s education
  • Your children’s extracurriculars
  • Your children’s religious upbringing
  • Your children’s medical care

Legal custody can be either sole or joint, but it can also be divided between you according to the kinds of decisions that are being made. 

Physical custody determines parenting time – or when your kids are with you and when they are with their other parent. Although parenting time schedules vary considerably, your basic options include:

  • One of you takes on the primary custodial role while the other sees the kids according to a visitation schedule.
  • You adopt a more balanced schedule and split your time with the kids more evenly.

The Division of Your Marital Property

Every divorce must address the division of marital property, which refers to the assets that you and your spouse acquired as a married couple. If you came to own the asset in question while you were married, it’s almost certainly marital property that must be divided between you fairly (in relation to a wide range of factors the court deems relevant) in the event of divorce. 

Child Support

If you and your divorcing spouse share children, one of you is very likely to have a child support obligation post-divorce. While an assortment of factors goes into the determination of child support, the higher earner among you is likely to pay child support (even if you split parenting time equally). 

Alimony

Alimony is not a term of every divorce, but if your divorce leaves one of you unable to support yourself financially – and the other has the financial ability to help – alimony may be awarded. The longer your marriage, the more likely it is that alimony will be a factor. Generally, alimony is set for a duration and amount that allows the recipient to obtain the education or job skills necessary to become more financially independent.  

Seek the Legal Guidance of a Top Troy Divorce Lawyer Today

The formidable Troy divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Robbins & Licavoli dedicate their practice to helping clients like you resolve their divorce concerns as favorably as possible. Your parental and financial rights are important, and our dedicated legal team has the experience, legal knowledge, and drive to help. For more information, please don’t wait to contact us today.

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