When you divorce your spouse, there are many changes that happen in your life. This is due to the fact that decisions must be made regarding your marital assets. These matters can include child custody, child support, the division of assets, alimony, and more. These are important matters that should be treated as such. It is because of this that you should retain the services of a skilled and compassionate Michigan attorney for assistance.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
When a divorce happens, it tends to become a common topic of discussion. This is because other people sometimes like to give their opinions and offer advice on the matter, even insisting that they know what is best for you. However, in most cases, these individuals do not know all the facts of the case and lack the experience that is needed to advise you. It is because of this that the only person who can be trusted to provide the correct legal advice during this time in your life is an attorney. Through clear and open communication, they can assist you in achieving the best possible outcome of your divorce.
What Can an Attorney do For me?
From the start to finish of divorce proceedings, there are many things that need to be taken care of. This can become overwhelming for you, which is why it is the job of an attorney to handle the following tasks on your behalf:
- Assess the case to determine which court has jurisdiction on the matter
- Advise clients about all aspects of the case, including the treatment of assets and child matters
- Prepare legal documents to file with the court
- Conduct discovery to obtain information from the other party, such as depositions, requests for production of documents, written interrogatories, etc.
- Appear at all court appearances, depositions, and conferences
- Schedule all deadlines and court appearances
- Support clients in responding to information requests
- Inform clients of actions they are required to take
- Perform financial analyses of the case
- Conduct the necessary legal research
- Prepare clients for all court appearances and depositions
- Prepare the case for hearings and trial, including preparing exhibits and interviewing witnesses
- Advise clients about their rights under the law
- Counsel clients about the risks and benefits of negotiated settlement compared to trial
Contact our Firm
Sometimes, divorce, family, and estate matters are difficult to navigate. Fortunately, they do not have to be with the assistance of a compassionate, knowledgeable attorney who is willing to guide you every step of the way. If you need a seasoned firm to help you with any divorce, family or estate-related matter, please do not hesitate to contact Collis & Griffor today to schedule a consultation.