Divorce

Compassionate Michigan Divorce Attorneys

When filing for a divorce, there is often a great deal of pain and stress involved. As family law attorneys, we understand the emotion and complexity of the divorce process. Keeping this in mind, we work to help you make the best possible decisions for yourself and your family. Over the years, we have aided many families throughout Michigan with the best legal advice available.

When you hire Advantage Legal Services as your legal representatives, you’ll receive seasoned, polished service from attorneys who genuinely care about getting you the best possible outcome. If you’re considering a divorce or legal separation, our office can walk you through the options available to you and help you make sense of the divorce process.

With office locations in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties, we work quickly and effectively on your case employing sound legal and ethical standards. Because we are experienced, we know how to protect your rights and your assets. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll go over the following matters in your case.

  • compassionate divorce attorneys, child custody, divorce mediationAlimony, Alimony Appeals and Modification
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support and Child Support Contempt
  • Division of Marital Assets and Debts
  • Division of Retirement Accounts, Pensions, Stock, Bonds, 401k accounts and Personal Property
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Enforcement and Contempt Actions
  • Property Division and Distributions
  • Spousal Support and Maintenance
  • Temporary, Legal and Physical Custody
  • Value Assessment and Division of Business Assets

Please call Advantage Legal Services at 800-964-4240 or complete our online form to set up an appointment to receive additional information. We accept all major credit cards. With offices in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties, we act as family advocates throughout the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

Divorce FAQ

What is a divorce?
Divorce is the legal dissolution or termination of a marriage between two people.

What is a “no-fault” divorce?
A no-fault divorce refers to a termination of marriage in which the court does not delve into the reasons as to why the parties of a marriage are seeking divorce.

What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment?
While a divorce stipulates that a marriage did indeed exist and is being ended, an annulment terminates a marriage as if the marriage never took place at all. Certain special circumstances must be present for an annulment to take place.

Under what circumstances can an annulment take place?
A marriage can be annulled if:

  • The marriage was not consummated or the spouses did not have sexual relations following the marriage ceremony.
  • One of the parties was intentionally and fraudulently deceived by the other party.
  • One of the parties was not the legal age of consent or lacked the mental capacity to understand that they were indeed entering into a marriage.

During a divorce, does a plaintiff have an advantage?
During a trial, a plaintiff has the opportunity to speak first and last during each phase of the trial.

The plaintiff also has the opportunity to drive the divorce process. In some situations, there is an emotional significance in being the person making the request for relief in lieu of being the defendant.

Which is better? Settling or going to trial?
While there are some circumstances under which a trial would be a better situation, settlement out of court is typically a smarter option. Litigation can often be a considerable strain on time, money and emotion.

divorce law, divorce questions, divorce answersHow is marital property handled during a divorce?
During a divorce, each spouse has an equal share in the property that has been acquired during the marriage. The division can either be agreed upon in the divorce decree or tried as a claim in court.

What is alimony?
Alimony is temporary or permanent support or maintenance that is paid by one spouse to the other.

 

Is full disclosure required concerning my assets and debts?
Yes.

During a divorce, who gets to stay in the marital home?
Who stays in the marital home is contingent upon family needs or the potential for family violence. Typically, the parent who has custody of the children remains in the marital residence.

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