Located about 40 miles from Detroit and 30 miles from Flint, Oxford is considered to be part of the more affluent suburbs, located on the northern sector of Detroit. The village of Oxford is located entirely within Oxford Charter Township and encompasses almost 1.5 square miles. Oxford, Michigan is the sister city of Oxford, England.
With a population of 3,436, according to the 2010 census, Oxford is a village that is anchored by a two block center that houses taverns, restaurants and shops. Just over half of the 1,335 households in Oxford are headed by couples who are married. Around one third of those households had children under the age of 18 living there.
Of the roughly 300 couples who are married and who count Oxford as home, if they follow the national average with regards to divorce, many of these marriages will end up being dissolved in front of a judge. Before you start thinking about the possibility of representing yourself during your divorce, there are a number of possibilities that you need to consider.
Hiring a lawyer who practices in family law can help ensure that your needs are protected. In addition, the judge will also take into consideration a myriad of other things. For example, many people want to get their marriages annulled. The simple act of trying to erase what has already been done does not really work well in this case. In order for an annulment to be successful, one of two stipulations must be met: fraud or ineligibility.
Adding an entire layer of complexity to a divorce is the fate of any children to have come from the marriage. If the children are fairly young, the judge simply might hear from the lawyers of the two divorcing parties in order to determine the best arrangement for both child custody and child support. If there is any question as to the validity of a claim as to the paternity of a child, the judge will likely order testing. Once children reach a certain age, however, they are often given the chance to speak with the judge to express their views on where they should live.
During a marriage, there is sometimes one person who decides that they will remain at home, caring for the children, white their spouse is concentrating fully their school work or their career. This move can deprive the person who stays at home of the ability to pay into the system when it comes to retiring. In addition, the person who stays at home often has outdated skills for the working world. In this case, spousal support will often be pursued.
Due to the memories and feelings attached to a number of things that are often acquired during a marriage, the division of such property is often something that the family law attorney, as well as the judge, assist in order to work out the agreement. For example, a equitable division that involves each party making a compromise while also being able to get something they want. Free consultations are available. Contact us today.
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