Flint & Genesee County, MI Divorce Attorneys
If you are a man facing divorce, understanding the law and protecting your rights is the first step in a successful dissolution. When it comes to family issues like child support and custody, the attorneys at ADAM understand the challenges men face because of unfair bias in the courts. We work to ensure all of our clients have a full understanding of their options, understand the divorce process and make strategic decisions for the best possible outcome.
Solid, strategic negotiators
The agreements reached during your divorce can have a significant impact on the rest of your life. As your trusted advisor, we will be compassionate to your needs and concerns while preparing you for the best course of action. We will negotiate on your behalf to get the best possible agreement before you begin the divorce proceedings. Maintaining your financial security, setting expectations with regards to children, division of assets are all considerations you will need to make decisions on.
We fight to protect your best interests to the full extent of the law.
3 Tips for a More Amicable Divorce
Divorce is often contentious, but it doesn’t always have to be. At Gerkin & Decker, PC., We specialize in working with men during the divorce process, and we have extensive experience handling all aspects of divorce, including alimony, child custody, and the division of assets…
What is a legal separation?
Legal separation, in many respects has the same considerations as a divorce. Many, if not all, of the same issues faced in a divorce – child custody, parenting time, support and property issues – are present in a legal separation. The key difference is that, by virtue of a separate maintenance action, neither party can remarry.
- The most common reasons for legal separation versus divorce are religious and medical.
- Despite a separate maintenance action that divides all property and debt, you are still legally married.
- If you choose to end your marriage after a legal separation, you will need to file additional documents with the court.
Before you pursue a legal separation over a traditional divorce, discuss your circumstances with ADAM 810-244-2326. We know the law and how it affects you and your situation. We will explain your options before you make any decisions about dissolving your marriage through legal separation or divorce.
How is Legal Separation Different from Dissolution of Marriage?
During marital stress or tension, it is common for one party to temporarily move out while the couple decides how to proceed with the relationship. Some couples even opt to make the separation legal during that uncertain time. If you are currently living apart from your spouse or considering a legal separation, you may be wondering how legal separation is different from a dissolution of marriage. Learning the difference between the two could help you decide how to proceed…
Will I need to provide spousal support or alimony?
The law provides important guidelines for the payment of spousal support (also known as alimony) but there is no black and white formula. There are 11 key factors — ranging from duration of the marriage to the ability of the parties to pay — that determine who receives spousal support and to what extent.
Spousal support is decided on a case-by-case basis and may be impacted by the overall asset and debt division that occurs in the divorce.
Spousal support claims maybe amended long after the final divorce decree is handed down, depending on changes in circumstance such as needs of the parties, earning ability and other criteria.
The attorneys at ADAM want to ensure you receive everything you are entitled to, and avoid paying for more than you have to. Before you agree to divorce terms that may not be in your long-term best interest call us 810-244-2326. We fight for men’s rights.