Going through a divorce is stressful and confusing. Still, many people think that they can go it alone. Some people choose this route because they simply do not think they need an attorney, or because they want to save on legal fees. In the simplest divorce cases, however, there are few people that are prepared to handle the legal and financial aspects of a divorce, particularly when their emotions are running so high.
If you are going through a divorce, a Bloomfield divorce attorney can help you understand the laws and all terms relating to your divorce. Your lawyer will also work hard to get you the most favorable terms possible.
All divorces in Bloomfield, as throughout the rest of Michigan, are no-fault divorces. This means that the spouse filing for divorce does not have to show that the other spouse did anything wrong, such as have an affair or abandon them. To get a divorce, one spouse simply has to want one. In these cases, the courts will also find that the marital relationship has broken down and that there is no hope of reconciliation.
When most people think of a divorce, they typically imagine two people bitterly arguing until the divorce is finalized. This is not always how divorces proceed, though. Many spouses are able to divorce amicably and agree to all the terms of the divorce such as alimony and property division.
If the two spouses cannot agree to even one of the terms of the divorce, it then becomes a contested divorce. Even the most amicable divorces that start off as uncontested can quickly become bitter when a term comes up the couple disagrees over. As such, those going through an uncontested divorce should still speak to a Bloomfield divorce attorney who can help.
During a contested divorce, the couple cannot agree to all terms. In these divorces, couples are most likely to disagree over child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. Although alternatives such as mediation and collaborative law are options in a contested divorce, often these cases end up in litigation.
Contested divorces always take longer than uncontested divorces and they are also more expensive. This is due to the fact that contested divorces incur more legal costs and must proceed according to the court’s schedule, as there are many more hearings during a contested divorce. Still, contested divorces cannot always be avoided. When that is the case, a Bloomfield divorce attorney can help a contested divorce proceed as smoothly and quickly as possible.
If you are going through a divorce, our Bloomfield divorce attorneys at Iafrate & Salassa, PC can help. We will recommend what type of divorce may be right for you, and work hard to get you the most favorable terms possible. Do not think you have to go through this process alone. We are the experienced attorneys that can help, and we want to put that experience to work for you, too. Call us today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
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