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St. Clair Shores Dissolution of a Long Term Marriage

St. Clair Shores Dissolution of a Long Term Marriage

Michigan law applies in all divorce cases, whether the duration of the marriage extends just a few years or a few decades. Still, there are challenges for couples who have been together for a long time, especially when it comes to dividing assets, determine alimony, and resolving issues involving children. Emotion comes into play in dissolution of a long term marriage, as respective spouses say goodbye to their shared history.

Our attorneys at Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. have the detailed legal knowledge to protect your interests, as well as the compassion to empathize with your difficult situation. We’ll work with you to reach a compromise with your spouse if possible, but we’ll be by your side in court as necessary. We have extensive experience in dissolution of long term marriage cases, and will advise you on marital property division, spousal support matters, and handling the needs of minor children.

Serving Client Needs in a Complicated Divorce Case

It’s common for spouses to go through feelings of doubt and uncertainty when dissolving a long term marriage. Michigan divorce law is complex, often creating further stress.

When you hire a highly qualified attorney that has your best interests in mind, you reduce the anxiety you face when undergoing a significant lifestyle change. The lawyers at Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. offer professional support with all aspects of the divorce process, including:

  • Asset Distribution: Michigan law requires an equitable distribution of property acquired during the marriage, but it can be difficult to determine what assets properly belong to the marital estate. In long term marriage situations, some items may have sentimental value.
  • Alimony: Spousal support is a highly contentious issue when one spouse was the primary breadwinner and the other gave up career opportunities to manage the household. In a marriage that spans several years, the value of respective contributions can create bitterness and prevent spouses from compromise on alimony.  
  • Issues Related to Minor Children: Divorcing spouses must address such issues as child custody, support, and parenting time – or the court will do it for them. The best interests of the child are the top priority, but parents do have an opportunity to be heard.

Our attorneys will represent your interests and help you make informed choices when going through divorce after a long term marriage.

Contact a Michigan Lawyer About Dissolution of a Long Term Marriage

The lawyers at Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. have the meticulous legal skills and experience to protect your interests when dissolving a long term marriage. We’ve been providing clients in the greater Metro Detroit area with high quality, effective representation for more than 50 years, tackling tough issues related to spousal support, asset division, and the needs of minor children. If you have questions or would like to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys, please contact our St. Clair Shores office today at (586) 263-1600. You may also E-mail us schedule an appointment with a lawyer.

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