Divorce can be a time of turmoil, affecting your family relationships, your finances and your future. It is important to have an advocate on your side to protect your rights. Whether you are engaged in a child custody dispute or can’t agree on how to divide marital property, Howard E. Gurwin, P.C. can assist you. We have over 40 years of experience in helping families throughout Metro Detroit from our Farmington Hills office.
Decisions on child custody and visitation are part of many divorces. We will help you try to negotiate a favorable custody plan or parenting time arrangement. If you are unable to reach an agreement, we will make the strongest case for custody because we know what the courts consider when making these determinations, with an eye on what is in the best interest of your child.
Michigan law provides for equitable distribution, which is intended to ensure a fair, although not necessarily equal allocation of property between the parties. We carefully investigate the full extent of your marital estate to identify all property, including bank accounts, stocks and other assets. We can also use effective methods to uncover any assets that your spouse may have hidden.
Debt must also be divided during a divorce. Our experienced legal team can fight for a fair resolution, using strategies that have succeeded in previous cases.
During your divorce, you may wish to continue residing in the home, or you may make the decision that it is best to sell the property and split the proceeds. In many situations, we can broker an agreement to help carry out your wishes. In other situations, court intervention may be necessary to request your property be sold or to retain possession of your marital home.
You can seek spousal support as part of your final divorce decree, as well as interim spousal support while your divorce case is pending. The court considers such factors as the length of your marriage, whether you are able to support a household based on your own earning capacity, the liquidity of your property, whether you need additional training or education to support your household and the amount that your spouse can pay for spousal support. We can also assist with child support issues.
With over 40 years of family law experience, we know what strategies are most likely to bring about favorable results in all of these issues.
Howard E. Gurwin, P.C. has over four decades of experience in helping Detroit families through divorce and related financial and parenting issues. Please call 248-352-2727 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Farmington Hills office.