Wood & Associates: Attorneys At Law

Divorce

Are You Going Through a Divorce And Need Representation?

No one plans to get divorced and it can often come out of left field. The emotional toll is overwhelming and the last thing you might be thinking about is the legal process.

We understand this can be one of the hardest times of your life and want to help you navigate the process properly. We are prepared to answer your questions no matter how difficult they may be. Our goal is to put you in the best position possible and make sure you have the support you need to move on. We care about your wellbeing and are ready to listen to your individual case.

Having an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney on your side can help ease the legal burden. We have helped over 2000 people get the representation they want and need.

 We work with cases involving:

  • Child Custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation Disputes
  • Parental rights
  • Family Law Contracts

I can't say enough about how above and beyond Brigette Booser went for our family when we were in need of her legal counsel. She was very professional, compassionate, attentive, and incredibly intelligent."

Jim Bunn

Questions you may be asking:

Yes, you will need to go through the court system to get a final order that states you are divorced, but you may not have to “go to court” at all. If the parties are both reasonable and able to reach agreements on all pertinent matters – custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, division of assets – then the only time you may have to actually “go to court” is to get the final judgment signed by the judge.

Michigan is a “no-fault” state. Though there may be lots of reasons that you want to get a divorce, Michigan does not require you to prove the other side was cheating, to blame, lying, etc. Michigan only requires you to testify under oath that there has been a break down of the marriage relationship such that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved. You do not have to state any specific reason for the divorce.

You can use mediation to resolve all the issues that may arise in the divorce process – custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, and division of assets. But you will still need to convert any agreement or resolution reached at mediation into a final court order to have the marriage officially dissolved.