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Divorce Lawyer helping families and spouses


A divorce is a serious matter that can take a toll on your time and emotions. A divorce attorney from the Grand Rapids Law Group can help relieve much of the stress and anxiety that comes along with a divorce proceeding. Your divorce lawyer can work with the other party’s representation to find an agreement that can save you the time and hassle of court. If an agreement isn’t possible, our divorce lawyers can also assist in making sure that you aren’t harassed and unfairly burdened by the divorce proceedings.

Recent statistics show that half of all marriages in the United States end up in divorce, making it a reality for many couples. If you are among those many people thinking of divorce, it may be a very depressing and emotional time. However, the divorce attorneys at the Grand Rapids Law Group can assist you in making the divorce proceedings easier and less stressful.

A divorce lawyer can help with child custody, child support, and alimony

Divorce proceedings can already be complicated, and they become increasingly so when children are involved. A divorce can be tough on both parties, and especially children in a divorce. A divorce lawyer can assist by relieving the stress on the parties, and help them resolve the issues they may face in a divorce, such as child support, child custody, property division, and spousal support. A divorce attorney can work with the other party to make sure that the child custody agreement is fair for the child, while making sure your rights are protected; your divorce lawyer can also make sure that any child support payments are reasonable. A divorce lawyer in Grand Rapids can also assist if there has been domestic violence in your relationship by contacting the relevant authorities and investigating the matter in compliance with local domestic violence rules.

You may think that divorce is a simple procedure and you won’t need a divorce lawyer. On the face of it, a person is certainly able to represent themselves. However, in practice it is very difficult for people representing themselves, especially in matters surrounding divorce. A divorce attorney will understand the court rules, rules of evidence, and local court requirements to proceed in the best manner for you; a divorce lawyer can also keep your rights from being ignored by the opposing party’s divorce lawyer or the court system. A divorce lawyer can do this by knowing the appropriate way to present evidence and motions during your divorce proceeding, to ensure that the court is aware of your evidence and rights.

In many ways, a successful divorce lawyer will rarely see the inside of a courtroom. Instead, the divorce lawyer will spend much of his time working with the divorce lawyer of the opposing party in order to create a settlement that works for both parties. This is generally preferable to letting a court decide, as their decisions may oftentimes make neither party happy. A divorce lawyer has a wide breadth of knowledge into divorce proceedings and issues related to it, and often can think of multiple ways to find an agreement that works for both parties.

While you may not want to share anything with your ex, a divorce lawyer representing you will understand when it is in your best interest to do so, and how to review information to best represent your interests in a divorce.  After reviewing financial data for both parties, a divorce lawyer can offer a plan that is reasonable, while still preserving as much of your desired property as possible. A divorce lawyer can also help by reducing the burden of divorce proceedings; your divorce lawyer can file paperwork with the court, respond to the opposing party’s papers and questions, and conduct any investigations necessary.

Post separation alimony can be tough on a party to divorce. There are many factors to determining alimony, including the earning potential of both parties, past earning potential, family history, the length of the marriage, and many others. A court will look to make sure both parties are financially provided for, and will split property to make this happen. Unfortunately, a court may order property sold that both parties wanted, or split property in ways that neither party likes. A divorce lawyer can assist you in making a property settlement that attempts to safeguard the things you care about most, and make sure your rights to property are fairly treated if it goes before the court.

When choosing a divorce lawyer, it is also important to determine if the lawyer will have your best interests in mind. You want to make sure that your divorce lawyer will have time to properly present your claims and negotiate on your behalf; if your divorce lawyer is handling too many cases, they may not give your case the attention it deserves. Additionally, many firms hand off work on cases to law clerks, and other non-lawyer personnel, while still charging you. The divorce lawyers at the Grand Rapids Law Group pride ourselves on our dedication, friendliness, compassion, and responsiveness to our clients. If you are facing a divorce, the Grand Rapids Law group can provide you with a divorce lawyer that will assist you in this tryin time.


Let a divorce lawyer from the Grand Rapids Law Group help you with your divorce today

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