Milford, MI Divorce
Sensitive legal support during a difficult time
For most people, divorce involves a certain amount of stress, and emotions can run high. Having a strong advocate at your side to explain Michigan divorce laws and help you make the right decisions is very valuable.
The Bolling Law Group, PLLC is highly dedicated to protecting your interests and helping you achieve your objectives. A skilled Milford divorce lawyer at our firm can guide you through the procedural complexities and clarify the legal nuances involved with the divorce process.
Dealing effectively with divorce issues
Although neither approach is mandatory, Michigan courts typically encourage counseling or mediation prior to filing for divorce. The exception is when domestic violence is a factor. For a Michigan court to grant a divorce, you must resolve all your issues of child custody, visitation, child support, property division and spousal support (if an aspect of your divorce).
Michigan grounds for divorce
Michigan law bases divorce on no-fault grounds, which basically state that the marriage has broken down and there “remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.” In a no-fault divorce, neither party has to establish fault or testify that the other party engaged in some wrongdoing. However, a spouse may decide to prove fault to gain an advantage in property division or spousal support, as the court evaluates both spouses’ faults when determining these issues.
Contested v. uncontested divorce
When couples can reach a settlement regarding all aspects of their divorce, the divorce is uncontested. Settling outside of court ― whether arriving at settlements through mediation, negotiation or some alternative dispute method ― spares you from litigation’s high costs and drawn-out legal process.
On the other hand, when parties cannot reach an agreement, their divorce is contested. Spouses must resort to litigation and have a judge render decisions for them regarding their contested issues. Litigation is generally unavoidable in divorces that involve domestic violence, criminal behavior or substance abuse.
Contact an experienced Milford divorce attorney
When you are considering or planning a divorce, an experienced attorney can guide you through your legal concerns. The Bolling Law Group in Milford has the experience, knowledge and compassion needed to advise you and protect your rights. Call our firm at (248) 505-2737 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation and obtain the immediate support you need.