Making the decision to end a marriage is never easy, but having an experienced Michigan divorce attorney by your side throughout the process can make the situation much easier for you and your loved ones. In Rockford, the experts in divorce law at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office have represented many clients navigating a divorce and are here to help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your divorce case and to learn more about all of the ways that our office can ease the burden of your divorce matters.
There are many issues that must be settled in a Michigan divorce before the agreement can be finalized. This requires serious negotiation with your spouse, and if a settlement cannot be reached on certain items, it may require going to trial in order to get the outcome you deserve. Our office is prepared to fight for your rights in a Michigan divorce case. Some of the most common issues that arise during a Michigan divorce include:
Oftentimes, one spouse in a marriage is financially dependent on the other. When this situation arises in a divorce, the court may order the wealthier spouse to pay alimony during and after the divorce. We zealously advocate ensuring that our clients get everything they need to help them become financially independent or that they are not unduly overburdened with spousal support payments.
As an equitable division state, Michigan law requires that spouses split all marital property in a divorce equitably, but not necessarily equally. In situations that involve infidelity, substance abuse, credit card debt, or other matters where one spouse substantially impacted the marital assets and debts, you may be entitled to more of the marital estate in the divorce.
Our office understands how critically important the determination of child custody can be in a Michigan divorce case. We will zealously advocate for your rights as a parent to have as much physical and legal custody as possible over your child. In situations in which you are named the noncustodial parent, we will fight for as much visitation time as possible for you to maintain a loving relationship with your child.
Your child deserves to have the same quality of life with both parents, regardless of how much time the child spends in each home. It is important to remember that child support only benefits the child and not your former spouse. As such, our attorneys work hard to ensure that child support is paid to maintain the child’s standard of living and that the proper amount is paid for your situation.
To learn more about how an expert in Michigan divorce law can help in your case in the Rockford area, call the office or contact us today at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office. Schedule a free appointment with one of our experienced divorce attorneys now to discuss your legal needs.