Filing for divorce could seem like the easiest solution to your problems when your spouse agrees to everything; however, you’ll still need a Michigan divorce attorney like David Camaj to represent you. Instead of filing on your own and taking a chance that your spouse won’t go against the agreement after the divorce is final, have an attorney draft a settlement agreement that covers everything from division of assets to child custody and support.
You could choose to file divorce or you may get served with divorce papers. You may even agree on everything and prefer to file a settlement agreement. Even if you are served with papers, you could still change your mind and file a settlement agreement at any time before the case goes to court. If at all possible, it is better to come to a fair agreement out of court, especially on matters involving the children. If the court has to make decisions for you, it will make decisions that are in the best interests of the children and it may not be what you want.
Picking Up the Pieces
During a divorce, you or the court will determine how assets and liabilities will be divided, how much time the children will spend with each spouse and when the children will be each parent’s home and whether one spouse will pay the other spousal support or alimony. Spousal support is based on many things including both spouses’ incomes, child custody, the length of the marriage, division of assets and liabilities, and other factors.
Coming to an Agreement
If you are attempting to come to an agreement before the final hearing, keep in mind that the decisions you make must be fair to not only yourself, but to your spouse and your children. Child support and spousal support are based on your combined incomes with two of the biggest determinations being the ability to pay and how much the spouse receiving payments needs the alimony.
Contact David Camaj
If you are ready to file divorce or if you have been served with divorce papers, contact David Camaj, a Dearborn divorce attorney, to make sure you understand your rights and to ensure that you and your spouse have a fair and equitable divorce including child custody, spousal support and division of assets and liabilities, whether you choose to settle your matters out of court or you attend a final hearing.