Divorce is difficult but it is the unfortunate reality that many married couples face. If you are considering divorce, you may be stressed, emotional, and concerned about your future. It can be difficult to know where to begin with the divorce process or how to make the best decisions to ensure a successful future for you and your children. The good news is that the committed divorce attorneys at the Van Den Heuvel Law Office are here to assist you throughout every part of your divorce case. We help clients in Walker, Michigan and the surrounding areas protect their rights and make it through the divorce process with as little stress, expense, and time as possible. Please call our office today if you are facing a divorce.
There are many steps in every divorce case and you must meet certain requirements before the court will legally end your marriage. If your case is uncontested, it means that you and your spouse can work together to agree on all of the relevant legal issues so you will have as little court involvement as possible.
On the other hand, if you and your spouse do not agree on certain matters, you will have to move forward with a contested divorce. As your attorneys, we will try to work with you and your spouse to reach a favorable agreement for you through mediation, negotiation, or other dispute resolution methods. If you still cannot agree on solutions, the court will have to intervene and make decisions for you. Litigation can be stressful and time-consuming, however, we will be there representing your rights every step of the way.
In addition to uncontested and contested divorce, some couples choose to end their marriages in different ways that are available under Michigan divorce laws. For example, if a couple has a religious or moral objection to ending a marriage but they do not want their lives legally intertwined, an action for separate maintenance will separate finances and parenting responsibilities though the couple will remain technically married. Finally, if you believe your marriage was invalid for some reason and you want to end it, you can petition the court for a legal annulment.
No matter what type of action you take to dissolve your marriage, you will need to address some or all of the following issues, depending on your situation:
As mentioned above, it is generally preferable to come to agreements with your spouse regarding these issues unless your spouse is being unfair. We will always evaluate potential resolutions to make sure they are in your best interests.
Having the assistance of a skilled and committed divorce attorney can significantly improve the results of your divorce case. We care about our clients and about building the best possible future for you and your family, so please call the Van Den Heuvel Law Office at 616-698-0000 for help today.