Getting a divorce is a legally complicated and often emotionally difficult process that few people look forward to going through. Even the idea of ending your marriage can be stressful, as divorce can affect important things like your ability to see your children whenever you want, your finances, and the place in which you live. Fortunately, the seasoned divorce attorneys of the Van Den Heuvel Law Office are available to help you through your divorce and will aggressively defend your rights.
In order to obtain a divorce in Michigan, you need to file a complaint with the court in the country in which you live (provided that you have lived there for at least 10 days). This filing can address the way that you would like to have certain issues such as child custody, division or property, and alimony to be resolved. Divorces in Michigan fall into one of two broad categories:
If you can agree on how issues will be resolved with your spouse, it can save you a significant amount of time and money. Importantly, while you may be under the impression that hiring a lawyer is only necessary when legal action is imminent, an attorney may actually be able to help you avoid litigation. In many divorce cases, the assistance of an attorney can facilitate communication between the parties, as many divorcing spouses are unable to communicate with each other in a constructive way.
Michigan law affords married couples two alternatives to divorce that you may want to consider. These are discussed below. For more information, call our office to speak with an attorney.
If you are considering getting a divorce or have already started the process, call our office to speak with a Grandville divorce lawyer today.