Experienced Divorce Attorneys Serving Brighton and Howell Michigan
Thinking of Filing for a divorce?
If you are considering divorce, then you should talk to one of our Livingston County divorce attorneys and find out how to protect your rights. The period leading up to divorce can be stressful and frustrating. Our office will inform you of your legal rights and provide you with advice to make informed decisions regarding your future and the future of your family. When you aren’t sure divorce is the right solution, then you can take steps to protect yourself and your family. We provide advice regarding your home, your financial obligations, your debt, and your children. No matter where you are in the divorce process, our office can answer your legal questions and offer suggestions on how to plan for a divorce or a separate maintenance action.
After Filing a Complaint for Divorce
After a Complaint for Divorce is filed, the Court will impose certain deadlines and require attendance at specific hearings to ensure timely resolution of your case. Discovery is conducted by the parties after the Complaint is filed. The purpose of discovery is to determine the incomes, assets, and the liabilities of the married couple. The most highly contested issues seen during divorce litigation have been spousal support and property division. Michigan Courts are required to equitably divide the marital estate and a examine a litany of factors in determining spousal support awards. These inquiries are factually intensive and require detailed analysis of your specific situation. Often mediation is utilized by our divorce attorneys to efficiently resolve property and support issues between the parties. Our experienced divorce attorneys provide a free initial consultation to answer your specific questions.
If you and your spouse have children, then the divorce process often becomes more complicated. If child custody arrangements are not agreed between the parents, then the Court must decide these arrangements. Our office has been negotiating and litigating these issues in the Family Court for over 30 years, which is why you should let our lawyers lead you through this process.
Don’t let divorce cost you your life savings.