Grand Rapids Divorce Attorneys
Divorce in Grand Rapids
The end of a marriage can be traumatic for both people involved. It is well-recognized that a divorce, together with losing a job and moving a residence, is one of the most stressful events that a person can endure. Often a change in job and a move in residence will accompany a divorce, making the divorce that much more stressful. Studies show that the mental strain of a divorce can have detrimental physical effects on our lives and on our health.
At Scozzari Graham, PLLC, having represented countless divorce clients our attorneys understand the tremendous legal and personal upheaval that divorce proceedings can cause.
Schedule your initial consultation by calling (616) 229-3002 today.
Filing for Divorce in Michigan
The residency requirements to file for divorce in Michigan have changed. There are, however, waiting requirements from the time of filing to the time the divorce is final, depending on circumstances. Michigan is a no-fault divorce State, meaning that only one party need agree to the dissolution of the marriage and that a party may obtain a divorce simply by filing the requisite pleadings.
How Our Divorce Attorneys Can Help You
Despite the relative ease of obtaining the divorce itself, most courts will require that the Family court issue a Judgment of Divorce, which is a final document which orders the appropriate custody of minor children, parenting time, child support, and property division.
A proper Judgment of Divorce should anticipate future problems and provide an enforceable agreement by both parties as to how they will conduct themselves in the future with regard to the past relationship. Effective Judgments require an thorough understanding of the law and of the effect of the agreement on your future rights. Let our experienced attorneys negotiate and write the Judgment. We work closely with highly trained and trusted professionals such as forensic accountants, child psychologists, business valuation specialists, guardians ad litem, tax specialists, and appellate experts who assist our team in complex cases.
We are advocates for our clients in many divorce issues, including:
- Visitation rights
- Child support and time sharing
- Child custody
- Domestic violence
- Spousal support/alimony and temporary support
- Equitable distribution of marital assets and debts
- Tax issues
- The use and possession of the marital home
- Parenting plans
Contact Our Grand Rapids Divorce Attorneys
If you’re considering a divorce, or have been served with a Complaint for one, it is imperative that you act quickly. At Scozzari Graham, we provide prompt free consultations with knowledgeable and experienced attorneys, and our discussions are always confidential. We will answer any questions you have, and propose solutions to the many issues you will face in Family court.