Our attorneys handle a wide variety of domestic relation issues. We meet with you to determine your individual needs and concerns.
Each divorce is unique. Some things which must be taken into consideration:
These are only a few of the points which must be considered when initiating or defending a divorce proceeding. The Lawyers in our office have the experience and expertise to advise and guide you.
No one wants to think that their marriage can end in divorce.
A divorce can be daunting, and make those involved feel as though they are failures. How did this happen? What is going to happen next? What about our children? These are all questions those who have decided to end their marriage, ask themselves.
Sometimes, there is no answer, than simply to say “it did not work”. If you have tried everything to make it work, but you and your spouse simply do not get along, or you cannot come to a compromise, divorce may be the only option.
At this point, it is best for everyone involved to be as amicable as possible.
Firstly, even if you are friendly and agreeable with your spouse, it is absolutely necessary and essential you and your spouse both retain separate counsel.
You should not use one attorney to mitigate the divorce agreement. One attorney cannot and will not represent opposing parties in a court of law, and therefore can only truly represent the needs of one party in an action- their client. Having separate counsel may seem like an additional expense now, however the money, time, and aggravation you save later will be worth it. Think about it, attorneys are professional, and they can speak to each other on behalf of your spouse and yourself, to hammer out the best deal possible, bring compromises, and ensure that you get the best deal. Most divorces are decided and agreed upon long before they go before a judge.
There are many things which must be considered. When you and your spouse married, you took two lives and made them one. Now, in divorce, you are taking one life, in essence, and splitting it back into two separate lives. Both parties will need financial stability, as you attempt to rebuild your life separate of your spouse.
At All Legal Solutions, we have mediated divorce matters for clients in Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Oakland, and Macomb County Circuit Courts for many years. We work hard to get our clients the best possible outcome, and take all contingencies into mind.
Divorce with children are different than divorce matters where no minor children are involved, because in addition to separating property and assets between two people, there is a parenting plan, and support plan, which must be put into place. Who will be the Custodial Parent? Who will be the Non-Custodial parent? Typically speaking, the Non-Custodial parent pays maintenance, or Child Support, and Alimony, to the Custodial Parent. However, in other situations of divorce with minor children involved, there is also the option of split-time parenting, or shared parenting plans, which mean both parents share equally the parenting responsibilities.
For example, this might be an agreement where a month is split into four weeks, and parent A has the children on week one and three, while parent b has the children week two and four. Then there are holiday breaks to think about. Who has the children for Spring break, Winter break? Summer? These things will all be part of a customized parenting plan which is meant to work best for all parties involved, including the children.
There are many more variables which go into these situations, and for this reason, The Attorneys and Lawyers at All Legal Solutions are Divorce and Family Law specialists.
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