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The Importance Of Finding The Right Family Law Attorney For Your Case

By Jeffrey M. Salassa

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Do you live in the Shelby Township, MI and are considering a divorce? Perhaps you’d just like to discuss your options and seek legal advice from an experienced divorce lawyer or child custody lawyer? You are not alone. In fact, it is estimated there are nearly 46,523 divorces filed each week in the United States alone. For many people, the decision to get married is one of, if not the most significant decisions in their lives. Though this is a joyous occasion, it is difficult for most people to even fathom their marriage ending, and divorce is a topic that many couples choose not to discuss until conflict in their marriage arises. Though the topic of divorce may be a sensitive one, it is imperative to remember your legal rights should you find yourself in this situation. The right divorce lawyer or family law attorney, can help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected, always with your best interests in mind.

The reasons for divorce are often complicated and vary from couple to couple. Common reasons in the United States include, communication issues, infidelity, financial problems, abuse, and/or loss of interest. Additionally, nearly two-thirds of all divorces are initiated by women. Divorce proceedings can be a long and emotionally draining process, with the average divorce proceeding last up to one year. Regardless of your situation or the cause for your divorce, it is important to remember help is available. Divorce lawyers have experience handling a variety of issues and will work to effectuate a resolution that protects your specific wants and needs during this difficult time. You can feel confident that your divorce lawyer will handle your case with utmost level of professionalism, and will pursue an outcome that is in your best interest.

Child custody disputes can even further complicate divorce proceedings. In 2011, an estimated 13.7 million parents had custody of nearly 22 million children under the age of 21, while the other parent lived separately, according to the U.S. Census. Child custody attorneys have experience in this arena, and focus on reaching an agreement that ensures that the best interest of the child or children involved are protected. Child support attorneys can also assist you with receiving the proper financial support you and your child or children are entitled to.

Divorce can be a stressful and emotional process, however, divorce attorneys are there to help you start on a path towards a happier life. Do not think of divorce simply as a failed marriage. Rather, consider it a new beginning.

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