The process of divorce changes your family. This evolution can be stressful, overwhelming and overall unpleasant. Yet, when it is the right thing to do, it is necessary. The team at Ratton Law Group PC is here to protect you, and make the process as smooth as possible throughout.
As experienced family law attorneys, we know that the process goes much smoother when parties can come to decisions together regarding matters like:
Child Custody and Visitation- In Michigan, child custody can be legal or physical. “Legal custody” is decision-making power, while “physical custody” determines where the child lives. If your child does not live with you, you can get visitation rights to spend time with them.
Child Support- Raising a child can be expensive when parents divorce. In some cases, one parent must aid the other financially.
Spousal Support- The court may determine that one partner must support the other even after the marriage ends. This decision depends on factors like the length of the marriage and past living conditions.
Division of Property and Debt- Michigan is not a community property state, meaning that property and debt will be divided equitably by the court. This does not mean equally, but fairly.
Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that the petitioner need not prove fault to obtain a divorce. This can be excellent news for someone wanting a divorce. However, you do need to prove residency before you can apply for a divorce. Our skilled divorce attorneys can help guide you through all types of family legal needs.
We take the time to sit down with our clients and talk to them, learning from them about their family and their goals for divorce. Should your divorce be contentious, or become so, we are prepared to be as aggressive as necessary. Our team will work with you to determine the best approach to achieve your desired outcome.
To schedule an initial meeting with an experienced divorce attorney, please call our Royal Oak office at 313-825-6601. You can also send us a message online. We serve clients throughout the metro Detroit area and Michigan as a whole.