Considering divorce?  Has your spouse already filed?

Divorce is rarely easy.  Hurt feelings, high emotions, lack of basic trust, and tight finances complicate the matter more.  Let us be your guide through the rough waters of divorce, including division of assets, child custody, parenting time, child support, and alimony.

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that neither party is required to prove fault.  One party must testify that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship.  A divorce can be uncontested, where the parties agree to a majority of issues regarding a settlement.  A contested divorce is where the parties cannot agree on the major issues of a settlement.  We will work with you to make sure there is a positive, fair outcome with any settlement reached between the two parties.

Why have our attorneys represent you?

Experience – we have handled hundreds of divorce, custody, child support and parenting time cases and are familiar with the family court systems in Hart, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa Counties.

Respect – We respect our clients and their wishes.  We will handle your case with the utmost care.

Accessibility – we are easily located just five minutes north of Muskegon.  We offer night and weekend appointments to meet our client’s needs, and we regularly return calls within 24 hours.

Integrity – we believe in doing things right.  Honesty and integrity are very important to us, and we will represent you as such.

Cost-effective – we do our best to minimize your costs during the process.  We also are willing to take reasonable payments – something many attorneys in the West Michigan area do not always welcome.

Protection of Your Rights – those who go it alone in a divorce are not usually aware of all of their rights and may get taken advantage of during the process.  Knowing what to say and do and knowing what to expect are important in divorce negotiations and in custody dispute situations.