There is no question that divorce is one of the hardest things a person, or family, can face. It is complex financially, legally and emotionally. It requires a divorce attorney in Michigan that is compassionate, yet aggressive.Sabrina Shaheen Cronin is that attorney. She has settled multi-million dollar divorces in as little as 60 days. Her experience in the area of family law and divorce is extensive. She is one of the most respected divorce attorneys in the Detroit metro area.
Reasons for Divorce
In Michigan, you are not required to prove cheating, abuse, abandonment, etc. for the court system to grant a divorce. Nor do you need approval from your spouse. All you need to do is enter an allegation to the court that “there has been a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.”
It is important to note that while you don’t need to prove fault, behavior during the marriage will be evaluated by the court to determine asset allocation and child custody.
Child Custody and Child Support
When children are involved, divorces can become much more complicated. The behavior of each parent during the marriage, in addition to financial information, will be considered when the court renders a decision. This is why it is critical to have expert legal representation.
Alimony and Spousal Support
Depending on the length of the marriage and the income of each spouse, you may be entitled to spousal support. There is no set formula for how this is determined, so having an experienced attorney is extremely important.
Assets involve everything from your home and car to bank and retirement accounts, to debt. Whether you have accumulated assets over a lifetime or a short time, it’s critical that you hire an experienced attorney in order to ensure that all assets are identified and divided fairly. Divorce settlements can greatly impact your future and that of your children.
Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
These are agreements that each spouse enters prior to or following marriage services. They are written contracts that define how things such as property or financial accounts are divided in the event of a divorce. Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements can also define whether there will be spousal support and the limits of that support.
Annulments and Voidable Marriages
This is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void. It is typically retroactive, meaning that it is as if the marriage never occurred.
Restraining Orders and No Contact Orders
In some cases, divorce is brought on by domestic violence. This could result in criminal charges. The Cronin Law Firm is unique in that our attorneys handle both criminal law and family law, allowing them to understand the viewpoints of both the plaintiff and defendant. Having an attorney that is experienced in both areas of law can provide a distinct advantage when dealing with a divorce attributed to domestic violence.
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If you are considering divorce, we’re here to discuss your needs and concerns and guide you through. Contact us today for your free initial consultation.