GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE ATTORNEY – NO FAULT DIVORCE
When you are facing a divorce and have questions about Michigan no fault divorce in the Grand Rapids area, it is important to have the representation of a good divorce attorney. Krupp Law Offices P.C. has been providing quality divorce representation for over 85 years. If you are facing a divorce we can answer your no fault divorce questions, call the divorce attorneys at Krupp Law Offices P.C. for a free phone consultation. During your phone consultation, our attorneys will provide you with immediate answers to your questions and schedule a free initial appointment with one of our attorneys. Call Krupp Law Offices P.C. at 616-459-6636.
DIVORCE - NO FAULT DIVORCE IN MICHIGAN
Even though Michigan adopted non-fault divorce law in the early 70's, fault in the break-up of a marriage can affect the distribution of assets, alimony awards, and child custody. Fault is usually involved in cases of marital infidelity, physical abuse, and drug and alcohol abuse.
A finding of fault can alter the distribution of assets and result in the party at fault receiving less than 50% of the assets that were accumulated during the course of the marriage. Fault is also one of the factors the court considers in awarding alimony. This would apply to the party paying alimony or receiving alimony. On one occasion, the court terminated an alimony award because of a wife's infidelity.
Fault is also considered in child custody cases. One of the 12 factors in the child custody act requires the Court to consider the moral fitness of the parties involved.
Since Michigan has adopted no-fault divorce, a party does not have to prove fault in order to get a divorce. They merely have to establish that there has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that marriage can be preserved.
If the divorce case involves fault, it is extremely important to know your particular judge's view on fault issues. Some judges view fault very seriously and will penalize the faulting party for causing the breakdown of marriage. On the other hand, some judges do not consider fault as a serious issue in the distribution property, alimony, or child custody.
As you can see, fault is still extremely important in determining a number of issues in a Michigan divorce. As such, it is extremely important to retain an attorney who is knowledgeable about fault issues and your particular judges view of fault.
GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE ATTORNEYS
If you are facing a divorce, a good divorce attorney is not optional, it is a requirement! Our divorce attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right divorce attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation. Our attorneys have over 85 years of divorce experience. Our attorneys have extensive divorce trial experience including property settlements, spousal support, alimony, child custody, and other serious divorce related issues. Typical fees to retain attorney for a divorce case can range and from 1,500 dollars to as high as 5,000 dollars. Considering the seriousness of this life changing event, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced attorney in the area of divorce.
Krupp Law Offices P.C.is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and has the right divorce attorney for you. We represent clients in all divorce matters throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven, and the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ionia.
Our office can help.
KRUPP LAW OFFICES P.C.
161 Ottawa NW Suite 201
Grand Rapids MI 49503
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