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When a marriage reaches the point where it cannot be repaired, divorce is often the healthiest option for the couple. A divorce allows them to each walk away from their marriage with a fair share of their marital assets and move forward with their respective lives.
In Michigan, divorces are filed with the circuit court. This can be the circuit court of the county where the filing spouse lives or the county where the other spouse lives, if they are not the same. In order to file for divorce in Michigan, the filing spouse must have resided in Michigan for at least 180 days prior to filing.
If you are considering filing for divorce, first speak with an experienced divorce lawyers to learn more about all that a divorce entails. Getting divorced is a big step, but for many, it is a step in the right direction.
There are a lot of reasons why couples divorce. A few examples of these reasons include:
At the core of each of these reasons is one thing: incompatibility. Compatible couples can survive some of the issues listed above through means such as relationship counseling or drug rehabilitation. But not every couple can survive all of these issues. In some cases, it is best that the couple divorces.
Once a couple begins the divorce process, multiple issues need to be resolved in their divorce settlement. Sometimes, the couple can resolve these issues on their own and other times, the court needs to make these decisions. These decisions include:
A divorce lawyer can help you by first walking you through each step of the divorce process, then acting as your guide and advocate as you progress through it. This includes preparing you for your deposition and other interactions with the court and negotiating with the court on your behalf.
If you are considering filing for divorce, contact our team of experienced Royal Oak divorce lawyers at Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. to set up your free legal consultation with our firm. We can answer any questions you have about the divorce process and help you determine the next step to take.