Experienced Troy Divorce Attorneys
Divorce might be common but that doesn’t mean it is easy. The process can be particularly challenging for spouses who are argumentative, or if there are children involved. Although most people don’t expect divorce when they get married, people, along with their beliefs and values, change over time. When this is the case, divorce sometimes becomes the best option – the healthiest option.
If you are considering divorce in Michigan, the Troy divorce attorneys at Hermiz Law help. We understand the inherent difficulties and emotions of the divorce process, and we’ll handle your divorce with compassion, empathy, and efficient skill.
About The Divorce Process in Michigan
Michigan is what is known as a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that you don’t have to accuse or prove your spouse did anything wrong to get a divorce. The only ground for divorce in Michigan is that the marriage has essentially been broken, and there is no prospect that you will reconcile your differences and resume a healthy marriage.
Nonetheless, if either of you participated in some type of bad behavior, such as adultery, and that is what led to the breakdown of the marriage, it may impact the judge’s decisions about alimony, otherwise known as spousal support, and/or the division of property.
To obtain a divorce in Michigan, either your spouse or you must have lived in Michigan for the last six months or more. You will be required to file for divorce in the circuit court in the county where either your spouse or you live.
In Michigan, as in all states, divorce is by nature a very difficult and complicated process. The best time to speak with the Troy divorce attorneys at Hermiz Law is the point at which you first start to even consider a divorce.
Important Issues You Should Consider Regarding Divorce
Every divorce is different but there are some key considerations that should be part of your decision making early on in the process.
- Children. If you have kids, child custody and child support are generally going to be very important issues.
- Property. If you have marital property; in other words, property or debt obtained during your marriage, division of that property will also be a critical issue that must be resolved.
- Alimony. Either you or your spouse may seek alimony, also called spousal support.
All of these and other divorce matters can, and will if necessary, be decided by a judge. Still, even though these issues are wrought with emotion and often simply compound the animosity between the two parties, resolving these issues is usually much quicker and cheaper if you and your spouse can work them out on your own, and are able to come to some type of an at least semi-amicable agreement.
Mediation commonly works very well as a vehicle to help the parties resolve their divorce issues. A mediator will try to help you find mutually beneficial solutions and reach an agreement that is fair and acceptable to both parties. Even if you refuse to try mediation, the judge can simply order it.
Contact the Troy Divorce Attorneys at Hermiz Law if You Are Considering a Divorce in Michigan
At Hermiz Law, we provide comprehensive yet affordable assistance if you’re considering a divorce in Michigan. We understand how difficult this time is for you, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Troy divorce attorneys at Hermiz Law will be on your side and your side only. If we can help you in any way, please feel contact us.