Contested Divorce Lawyer in Birmingham, Michigan
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divorces can be completed in a collaborative manner. Many divorces end up being
contested legal battles, especially when emotional issues such as child
custody or high-net worth assets are involved. If you are approaching
a contested divorce, especially one involving
high asset divorce, it is vital you retain the services of a powerful legal team to maximize
your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. At The
Badalucco Firm, our skilled family law team can provide the results-driven
advocacy you need to protect your assets and help you get through this
difficult time as smoothly as possible.
Countless clients have chosen our firm for the following reasons:
- We’ve served Birmingham and the surrounding areas since 2006
- We provide personalized, straightforward advocacy
- We are in constant communication and are available after-hours and on weekends
- We possess a powerful courtroom presence
Find out more about how we can help by calling our office at (248) 467-8208.
What Is a Contested Divorce?
When separating couples cannot come to an agreement regarding the terms
of their divorce, the courts may step in and issue a decision on their
behalf. This is known as a contested divorce. In a contested divorce,
both sides retain their own legal representation and present their case
before a judge. Contested divorce litigation can take anywhere from six
months to upwards of a year, while an uncontested divorce (without children)
can be completed in as little as two months. For this reason, it is highly
advised that spouses attempt to collaborate towards a mutual separation
before pursuing litigation.
Divorces may become contested over any of the following issues:
While Michigan is a no-fault divorce state – meaning fault does not
have to be alleged in order to obtain a divorce – in the event that fault
is alleged or the case involves complex asset division, then you can anticipate
the case will be contested. Once both sides have had a chance to present
their arguments, the courts issue a decision that is enforceable by law.
In some instances, this court ordered decision can be modified later.
If involving child support, child custody, parenting time, or spousal
support, then modifications can only be granted on a case-by-case basis
and must demonstrate proper cause or change to warrant review.
Retain the Compassionate Counsel You Deserve
At The Badalucco Firm, our knowledgeable Birmingham divorce lawyers understand
the anguish you must be experiencing and are prepared to provide the strong
support you need. Nobody should have to experience the burden of divorce
on their own. With trial-tested strategies and a commitment to preserving
your rights, our firm can help you seek a cost-effective and amicable
solution to your marital separation. Let us put our skills and knowledge
to work for you so you can achieve much-needed peace of mind during this
Take advantage of your free 30-minute consultation
today to take the first step.