Going through a divorce is unsettling in the best cases, and can be completely devastating in others. At the outset, it might be difficult to tell which way your case will turn. There may be many complicating factors at play. Perhaps one spouse wants the divorce and one does not; and therefore attempts to drag out the process, making it a more protracted and painful experience for everybody involved. We can help. Contact us online today or call (248) 479-6200 for a free consultation.
Expert Divorce Attorneys Serving Macomb County
Every single divorce is different. Regardless of whether the divorce is contested or not, it is a priceless asset to have a team of trusted attorneys truly representing your best interests, ensuring you are treated fairly at all times. Having experienced lawyers with a strong track record for success by your side can give you peace of mind like nothing else.
The attorneys at Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, demystify the legal process and tell you what you can expect every step of the way. In addition, we are intimately familiar with the staff and inner workings of the Macomb County court. We also understand how judges and Friend of the Court referees tend to resolve the tougher issues related to divorce. During the dissolution of your marriage, you might feel tempted to agree to unfair terms just to get the process over with more quickly. That is why you need honest and tough advocates with a clear objective to negotiate and get the best terms possible for you. When you simply cannot agree with your spouse, you need aggressive lawyers to effectively troubleshoot thorny issues.
No Fault Macomb County Divorce
Michigan is a “no fault” divorce state. The grounds for every Macomb County divorce are outlined by Michigan law, which states that a divorce can be granted when there has been a breakdown of the marital relationship, the objects of matrimony have been destroyed, and there is no reasonable chance that the marriage can be saved. Therefore, a divorce will granted regardless of who is believed to be “at fault” or the root cause for the decision.
If parties can agree on how to settle the issues related to the divorce, fault might not come up. However, fault can be taken into consideration at crucial junctures including asset division, property settlement, alimony, and more. In other words, the issue of fault should not be taken lightly even though this is a “no fault” state. You need experienced guidance from a competent lawyer on how to address these various circumstances and other issues, including jurisdictional ones about how, where, and when your can file your complaint.
Macomb County Divorce & Custody Attorneys
There are two parts to custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody involves making important decisions for the child. Physical custody indicates who will be the physical caretaker of the child.
Generally, Michigan courts tend to award joint legal custody to both parents unless there are certain situations that may warrant otherwise; for instance, a complete and total breakdown of communication between the parents to an extent where no decisions can be made together. However, each case is unique.
Parents may end up with joint physical custody where there is a shared living arrangement and the child spends substantial time with both parties. Another option is where one parent has sole physical custody of the child. Depending on the needs and desires of the family, there are many options for parenting time and visitation. Our attorneys can help you understand the options.
When parties cannot agree on custody, the court will step in and decide. With any child custody disputes, the court turns to the Michigan Child Custody Act to make the determination and weighs several factors that define the best interests of the child.
Macomb County CPS Defense Attorney
Unfortunately, there are often false and exaggerated reports of neglect and abuse that arise during disagreements between parents going through a divorce or custody battle. Children’s Protective Services Workers (CPS) are obligated by law to investigate potentially valid claims of child abuse or child neglect. This can be very difficult to handle when trying to get through a divorce. No parent going through a divorce or family law hearing should try to manage a CPS investigation alone. At the same time, many family law attorneys are ill equipped to deal with CPS or Neglect / Abuse cases because this is beyond their practice area. At Kronzek & Cronkright, our lawyers handle these cases every day.
Free Macomb County Divorce Consultation
It is vital to find a team of attorneys who are a good match for your goals and expectations. That is why we offer a free and confidential case evaluation to see if we are a good match to work together. We are a very hands-on law firm that believes in working with you and not merely for you. We find that this team approach produces the best results.