Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Grand Rapids

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If you're going through a divorce in Michigan, you may be wondering what options you have. Understanding the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce is pivotal to proceeding in the best way for you and your situation. Our Grand Rapids divorce attorneys are available today to help you unravel all the difficulties of divorce.

Is Michigan a No-Fault Divorce State?

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. You do not need to state a reason for the divorce. You only need to state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. If you and your spouse can remain amicable, it can benefit your case and ease the process.

Uncontested divorces are less costly, requires less time, and are much more private than contested divorces which require litigation. However, at The Wealthy Street Law Firm, we understand that it is not always possible to agree on important marital matters.

Please contact our knowledgeable Grand Rapids divorce attorney at (616) 202-3988 for representation in your divorce.

How Does a Contested Divorce Work?

A contested divorce takes place when you and your spouse cannot agree on all of the matters involved in your divorce process. For example, if you want primary custody of your children and your spouse also wants to have primary custody. If this happens, you will need to proceed to litigation and put the decisions in the hands of a judge. All legal matters of this type need to be handled by a skilled Grand Rapids divorce attorney to give you the best chance of a successful outcome.

During a divorce, you will need to come to an agreement on the following topics:

Navigating No-Fault or Uncontested Divorce Cases

When you file a no-fault or uncontested divorce, you can save yourself much of the grievance typically associated with a divorce case. If you and your spouse are able to decide on all of the issues involved in your divorce, it can make the process much more smooth and less time-consuming.

Please call our firm today at (616) 202-3988 for a free initial case evaluation.

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