Contested Divorce

Contested Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

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Not all 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 an 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 emotional time.

Contact our Michigan divorce attorney to schedule your free 30-minute consultation. (248) 467-8208