Jump to Navigation

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Subscribe To This Blog’s Feed FindLaw Network

Divorcing in Michigan with no children

It is certainly true that marriages involving children can be complicated and lengthy affairs, but there are times when a childless divorce can be complex as well. It is all a matter of perspective for couples contemplating a divorce. Sometimes, the split is relatively easy and somewhat amicable, but other times, a plethora of marital elements can make a childless divorce as much a nightmare as a divorce involving children. Here is why most people choose to work with an attorney when a childless divorce turns messy.

Many elements can make it difficult to get divorced, even if you have no children to consider. For example, couples who were married for a long time and share many assets and debts might benefit from acquiring separate attorneys. Here are a few other reasons to ditch the notion of divorcing without lawyers.

-- You and your spouse own real estate jointly-- One of you will likely need spousal support-- The marriage had elements of abuse-- You and your spouse cannot reach an agreement on your own-- You have shared assets or pension plans to consider-- You have shared debt to think about-- One of you has serious health issues-- You and your spouse own one or more businesses jointly

Even with the complications listed above, it is still possible to get a divorce without relying on attorneys, but it is wiser and safer to protect yourself during all phases of the divorce. It is not a sign of failure to turn to a divorce lawyer; rather it shows that you and your spouse are smart and confident enough to know how to handle your separate lives going forward.

Source: Michigan Legal Help, "I Need a Divorce and I Do Not Have Minor Children" Dec. 09, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information