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You Need Your Own Lawyer When Filing for Divorce

Jul 11, 2016

You and your spouse decided to split. You know it is best for you both and, together, you've made the decision to move on. Many of today's marriages are ending on this type of note. Rather than an all out war between the two, many couples are simply turning to amicable splits that just make sense for them. And, they want to make that split possible through a legal divorce. Yet, no matter how much you appreciate and respect each other, both spouses should secure their own attorney when going through divorce. It really can make a big difference in the outcome of it.

Fairness really does matter in divorce. When you come in to a Michigan courtroom to see a judge, he or she wants to be sure that both parties are walking away from the marriage on equal footing, with an equal opportunity to do well, and with careful consideration of the financial aspects of the marriage. In short, just as the judge wants to see fair decisions about property, children, and finances, you should too, even if you and your spouse seem to agree.

When you have your own divorce attorney, you can make better decisions about your future. You get a clear look at what you are facing. For example, where will you live if the home is sold? What funding do you have to support your new life? What about assets? Which will you lose or gain financial responsibility for? And, what is the long term benefit of owning one asset over the other? Retirement accounts, child support, child custody, and alimony are just some of the big decisions you will need to make when going through divorce.

When both parties have their own divorce attorney, better decisions are made. And, the process is less likely to be held up in a court of law than if the parties shared an attorney.



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