Family Law Attorney

Family Law

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally taxing process. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, or have made the decision to end your marriage, it is important to understand your rights and legal options in Divorce. At Lefkowitz Law Group, we tend to our client's individual needs and guide them through this stressful process to make informed decisions.

The relationship of husband and wife is controlled by state law. To marry, couples must obtain a license and appear before someone legally authorized to perform the marriage ceremony. To end that same marriage, one party must file a divorce action in which the court will make a ruling that the marriage is officially terminated. This occurs in the family division of the circuit court in the county where they live.

Michigan Grounds for Divorce

Grounds for divorce in Michigan are no fault, meaning, "A complaint for divorce may be filed in the circuit court upon the allegation 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. In the complaint the plaintiff shall make no other explanation of the grounds for divorce than by the use of the statutory language." Michigan Compiled Laws - Section: 552.6

As part of dissolving the marriage, all important issues must be addressed. Those are alimony/spousal support, child custody and child support, parenting time, health care coverage, division of property and payment of attorney fees. The court's duty in a divorce, if the parties cannot reach a settlement on their own, is to fashion a resolution that is fair to both sides considering the individual facts of their case. This is based on how they acted toward each other during the marriage; what responsibilities they each fulfilled during the marriage; what they acquired together and accomplished during the marriage; what situation will serve the best interests of the children; what will be the needs of each person going forward after the divorce. All of the final terms of the divorce will then be clearly set forth in a final document called "Judgment of Divorce."

When a client comes to us for assistance with a Family Law issue, at Lefkowitz Law Group we determine a strategy that is in the client's best interest. Family Law areas we advocate include:

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Child Support/Parenting Time
  • Property Distribution
  • Spousal Support
  • Modification of Divorce Judgment
  • Separate Maintenance
  • Change of Domicile

Uncontested Divorces

Many couples are able to resolve their differences without undue animosity and without profession help. But the process of reducing their agreement to paper and the further step of obtaining a divorce based upon their agreement is more than they are able or willing to undertake. In such a case, the help of an experienced attorney will assist to achieve their goals. This can be an expeditious and cost-effective approach and Lefkowitz Law Group can prepare and file all paperwork necessary to obtain an uncontested divorce.

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