Couples enter into divorce courts on a constant basis throughout the state of Michigan attempting to end their relationship and find a common ground to agree on as to who gets what and how their assets are going to be split. These are some of the tasks that most couples are looking to get accomplished when they enter a family law courtroom, however, not always is it as easy as it sounds. Divorces can be complicated matters to get through, especially when children are involved and both parents want to possess the primary role.

The fact is, many adults going through a divorce or separation aren’t sure how their money should be split or what they are entitled to as a parent given that their child is now going to be living in two separate homes. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why it is always a good idea to have a divorce attorney working on your side who can answer these questions and ensure that you are making the best decision possible in terms of divorce, child custody, and even child support.

If you are currently seeking legal aid from a qualified and skilled divorce lawyer in Lansing or East Lansing, Michigan, Stuart R. Shafer is available to provide you with the assistance you need. He can help get your divorce finalized and you on your way to starting this new chapter in your life.

Complicated Family Law Cases in Court

If you are currently considering divorce or have already decided that you and your spouse are ready to take the leap and file, you might be wondering what types of cases are heard in court regarding the same matter you are about to bring in.  Monroe News provided some insight into what occurs in their courtrooms and it is safe to say many other counties witness similar types of cases in their courtrooms as well. Below are a few cases that highlight the difficulties that arise when a couple is going through a divorce, has already divorced, or is dealing with a child custody matter.

  • A father, who was not permitted to see his four-year-old daughter for nearly 2 ½ years, was only granted supervised visits to see his daughter.
  • A woman requested that her husband pay her $900 a month in alimony. Her husband didn’t show up to the court hearing. This happens far too frequently and many individuals have to battle with their ex to get the money they deserve.
  • A woman requested that she receive personal protection from her ex-husband although he had not assaulted her or made any threats toward her.

While some cases are easily resolved in the courtroom, others require a dedicated family law attorney to step in and help.

In 2015 alone, there were 800,909 divorces and/or annulments filed in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While you may not be able to prevent your divorce from occurring, you can prepare for it with the help the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer, P.C. can provide you with. Our firm offers legal representation to anyone residing in Lansing East Lansing, Charlotte, Grand Ledge, St. Johns, Okemos, and even Dewitt. Simply give us a call at 517-487-6603 to get your consultation scheduled.