While getting married does have certain legal requirements, ending a marriage can be a significantly more complicated process. Two people cannot simply decide to end their marriage and separate their lives legally. Instead, the Michigan courts must grant you a dissolution of marriage and will only do so after you meet many different requirements and settle various issues.
Some couples are amicable and are divorcing on relatively good terms. However, even if you believe you and your spouse can cooperate, it is never a good idea to try to handle a divorce on your own without first discussing your situation with a skilled Michigan divorce lawyer. There may be issues in your situation that you do not recognize and you may not realize all of your rights in the divorce process. An attorney can evaluate your situation and help to ensure you receive the best outcome in your divorce case possible.
Divorce Cases in Michigan
Every divorce case will be different and one common difference is the legal action you choose to take to end your relationship. Under Michigan law, you can file an action for one of the following depending on your circumstances and goals:
No matter what type of action you are pursuing to end your marriage, it is important to have high-quality legal representation throughout your case.
The different issues that you and your spouse will have to resolve will depend on the details of your marriage and family. Some common issues include the following:
At the Van Den Heuvel Law Office, we will work to ensure you receive fair determinations on every issue in your divorce case. Please do not hesitate to call our Hastings divorce attorneys today at 616-698-0000.