People often wonder if it is necessary to get a lawyer in Michigan when going through a divorce since we are a no-fault divorce state. Because there are so many factors to consider when going through a divorce it is essential to protect your interests throughout the entire process by getting an experienced Lansing divorce lawyer.
Even the most amicable divorce can bring up sensitive issues and can cause a couple to disagree on a final agreement. In order to protect your assets, your children, and your future it is vital to have a family law attorney by your side who will fight for you.
Having Grewal Law’s team by your side will give you the support you need when addressing any of these important issues. Your lawyer will go over all the options you have available to you for a possible agreement and will help you understand the ramifications of each option on your future.
Protecting Your Assets
By hiring a divorce lawyer, you will ensure all of your assets are protected in a divorce. Even though property, is equitably divided under Michigan law there are things that may be rightfully yours and that should not be split during a divorce. These include property you owned prior to the marriage and any assets acquired through inheritance. An attorney can make sure you are not taken advantage of during the proceedings. You deserve to walk away with any assets that are rightfully yours from the marriage.
In addition, it is imperative to make sure you are getting an equal share of assets accumulated during the marriage. Sometimes one spouse will try to exert influence over the other spouse attempting to get him or her to sign over more than what is equitable. Your Okemos family law attorney can protect you to make sure you walk away with an equal share.
Besides property and cash, other assets the court may consider for division during your divorce include:
- Health insurance
- Retirement accounts including 401(k)s and pensions
- Stocks, bonds and investment accounts
Protecting Your Children
Some of the most difficult decisions related to a divorce include those surrounding custody arrangements and child support. Even couples who are splitting on good terms can have problems when it comes to making these tough decisions.
It is important for you to understand all the different types of custody and visitations as outlined by Michigan’s Child Custody Act. Understanding these arrangements can be overwhelming, so we will go over each one with you to help you determine what you think will work best for your family.
As your Lansing Child Custody Lawyers, we will listen to what you hope to see happen and will fight for the best outcome possible in your case. During the court proceedings, we will show your side in order to reach an arrangement that represents your needs. Ultimately, the court will consider what they believe to be the best interests of the child when making their decision. While working as your attorney we will make sure the court understands your desires and what arrangement you think will work best for your child. Learn more about Michigan Child Custody and Visitation.
Protecting Your Future
Finally, the most important reason to hire a divorce attorney is to protect your future. A divorce can have a major impact on your future finances. Having the expertise of an attorney on your side will ensure you are protected. From determining amounts for Alimony and Spousal Support to the payment of Child Support, your financial future can be dramatically impacted by the outcome of your divorce. If you have children and are paying or receiving child support, we can help you understand the terms outlined in the Michigan Child Support Formula manual and how it impacts your case.
In addition, the distribution of assets can influence other areas of your finances. The division of retirement accounts and other financial assets could have a long-term impact on you. We will fight to ensure you get an equitable share of these assets. Besides future impacts, the way things are divided now can have Tax Ramifications on your current financial status. As your divorce attorney, we will help you understand all of the consequences of an agreement.
Hire an Experienced Divorce Lawyer to Protect You
Going through a divorce could be one of the most difficult experiences of your entire life. Why face such a life-altering event alone? You deserve to have an expert divorce attorney. As your legal counsel, we will be there to protect your interests throughout the entire proceedings.
Call Grewal Law, PLLC at (888) 211-5798 for a free quote today.