Divorce is a difficult process, emotionally and financially. At the same time that you’re making significant life changes such as ending a relationship, reorganizing your finances and possibly relocating, you have to think about the legalities of dividing your assets and financial responsibilities, allocating time with your children and otherwise separating your lives.
While it’s natural to focus on the emotional aspects, it’s important that you understand the impact of your decisions on your legal rights and act to protect yourself, your children and your future.
Protecting Your Rights During Divorce
Simple mistakes during separation and divorce can be very costly, whether it’s putting too much faith in a spouse who takes advantage of that freedom to divert assets, moving out of a house that you ultimately hope to reclaim or another innocent misstep.
Whether you’re planning to file for divorce or your spouse has initiated divorce proceedings, we’re here to help. Having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side can reduce the stress and uncertainty associated with this difficult time and help ensure that your interests are protected while you plan your new life.
Get that protection right now. Call 269-978-6560 to schedule your free consultation.
Full Service Representation During Divorce
If you’re like many people facing divorce, you may not even be aware of all of the issues to be resolved in your divorce case. That’s okay—that’s our job. When you retain Sharp & Associates Law Firm to represent you in a divorce case, we’ll identify the legal issues to be resolved, including:
- Child custody
- Parenting time / visitation
- Child support
- Property division
- Division of debts
- Division of retirement accounts
- Spousal support / alimony
The Basics of Divorce in Michigan
In Michigan, a complaint for divorce is based on the allegation that “there has been a breakdown of 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.” No other grounds need or may be stated.
Michigan Divorce Residency Requirement
At least one spouse must have resided in the state of Michigan for at least 180 days and in the county in which the complaint for divorce is filed for at least 10 days prior to filing.
Talk to a Kalamazoo, Michigan Divorce Lawyer
No matter where you are in the divorce process, from contemplating the pros and cons of divorce to facing a complaint for divorce your spouse has already filed, you can benefit from knowledgeable advice and guidance. Our goal is to help you through the process with as little stress as possible, while protecting your future, your finances and your relationship with your children.
Our attorneys will take the time to explain your legal rights and options in detail, ensure that you know what to expect as your divorce case moves forward, and ensure that all of your questions are answered in a timely manner.
A Passionate Advocate When You Need One
Though we always prefer to resolve a divorce case as peacefully as possible for the sake of everyone involved, we recognize that sometimes it’s necessary to fight for your rights. When protecting your interests means litigating your divorce case, the attorneys at Sharp & Associates Law Firm are prepared to aggressively represent your best interests with regard to property, spousal maintenance, child support, custody of your children and other issues of importance to you.
Our goal is to help you through this difficult transition in the manner that best serves you, so that you can embark on the next phase of your life with the confidence and security you need.
You can take the first step right now. Just call 269-978-6560. The initial consultation is free.