People enter a marriage full of optimism and anxious to begin their new life with their partner. Unfortunately, circumstances can change over time and couples may grow apart. Divorce or Separation may prove inevitable. Divorce or separation from your spouse can be one of the most emotionally-charged and significant decisions you will ever make. Our goal is to help you understand your legal options and answer your questions about separation and divorce in Michigan. Our focus is on protecting your parental rights and property interests as we guide you through the legal process.
The passing of a loved one is devastating for the victim's family and close friends. When that death is due to the negligence or carelessness of a corporation or individual, the loss is even more tragic and senseless because it could have easily been prevented had the party acted responsibly. Michigan law allows a representative of the surviving family members to bring a wrongful death action against a negligent party for damages.
We know that there is no amount of money that will ever bring your loved one back, but our clients recognize the value and importance of pursuing a claim to not only recover damages but to also send a message that such behavior will not be tolerated. While financial concerns are often the last thing a family wishes to think about during this time, our clients recognize the responsibility to take steps early on to ensure the family's future well-being. Families should have to deal with the stress of debt and concerns about how to provide after suffering the loss of a loved one.
We understand the impact that ending your marriage can have on your family. We are here to listen to you and alleviate the stress and anxiety you feel about the divorce process.
We will help you to identify the important factors that will need to be addressed in your divorce, including:
- Spousal support/alimony
- Child custody
- Parenting time
- Child support
- Property division
- Debt Division
- High net worth marital estates
- Business valuations
- Other complex marital issues
We recognize that not every divorce case has to be a legal battle. When the parties can work together they usually come to fair agreement that is in the best interests of every family member involved. However, when the other spouse or his or her attorney is being unreasonable, we will agressively fight for you and get you the justice you deserve.
"Legal Separation" In Michigan
Separate maintenance - sometimes referred to as legal separation - in Michigan, is often pursued by couples who wish to divorce, but for religious, health care or immigration reasons, cannot cut their legal ties with one another.
Whether you wish to avoid the divorce process to preserve your insurance, trust benefits and other estate plans, or for other important reasons, we can help you understand how you can receive a judgment of separate maintenance.