Legal Services / Divorce
Divorce Lawyer-Portland, MI.
At Madarang Hoort & Associates Law Offices, our approach in a divorce case is to take you by the hand and walk you through the necessary steps to obtain marriage dissolution in Michigan.
When the possibility of reconciliation between you and your spouse is no longer a viable alternative, our team is here to assist you. If divorce is inevitable, we will guide you through all of the legal issues such as:
- Marital property division: Michigan is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that property acquired during the marriage will be divided in an equitable manner. However, equitable does not necessarily mean equal. Marital property division is complex and requires an attorney who understands financial and tax issues, as well as our state’s laws concerning what is marital property and what is separate.
- Alimony: Alimony can be awarded in long-term marriages when one spouse has a financial need and the other has the ability to provide support. However, the amount of alimony and how long it continues can be highly contested issues.
- Child Custody: If you have children, child custody and visitation issues will need to be resolved before you address the financial issues.
Divorce is a difficult time for all involved, and at Madarang Hoort & Associates, we are here to provide answers, support, and guidance on the best steps to take moving forward.
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