Divorce and Family Law
As an Oakland County divorce attorney, I represent clients in family law and divorce cases. These types of cases are often very difficult and emotional for clients, and understandably so given the stakes involved.
Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you do not need good cause or agreement from your spouse to obtain a divorce in Michigan. All you need to do is allege in your divorce complaint that there has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent that the "objects of matrimony" have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.
Michigan also follows the "equitable division" rule for dividing marital property and debts. This usually means that assets and debts are divided on a roughly even basis between marriage partners, but in certain situations a court does have the authority to divide marital property and debt in a way that the court believes is equitable under the circumstances.
Child custody issues can also be very contentious in Michigan divorce cases. Michigan family law is designed to favor the best interests of a child whose parents are divorcing. Any custody agreement between parents must be approved by the court in line with certain factors that are prescribed by Michigan law.
I work closely with my family law clients to set realistic expectations for their case, give them the information they need to make informed decisions, and execute a sound legal strategy to protect their legal rights and secure their family's future.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to speak with an Oakland County divorce attorney.