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If you are a stay-at-home mom and find yourself on the brink of divorce, you know you are facing some tough hurdles, and seeking the answers to many questions. At one point, you and your spouse agreed that one of you would stay home to care for your children. Now, you will be without a spouse’s support, financially and emotionally, and that person will not be a physical daily presence in your lives. The right Michigan divorce attorney will present the options available to you, and help you realize that stay-at-home moms can thrive after divorce.

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Choosing to Divorce When You are a Full-Time SAHM

There have been many stay-at-home mothers (SAHM) who have remained in an unhappy or unsatisfying marriage. Plenty of employed mothers make the same choice. The difference for the SAHM, of course, is that the variables are different. They want out of their marriage, but they may not feel financially stable enough to make a move, especially when young children are part of the equation.

A qualified Michigan divorce attorney will ensure that your divorce is not settled until it is confirmed that you will be provided for when it comes to child support and spousal support. Nevertheless, fear of money troubles are likely to remain.

You may worry that your former spouse will become delinquent in paying support. But in Michigan, the law requires that income withholding go into effect when child support is involved in a divorce case. The employer of the party who pays support will be ordered to deduct the determined amount from that party’s paycheck for disbursement by the state.

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Making Ends Meet as a Divorced SAHM

Many a stay-at-home mother has made the choice to forgo career and independent income for the sake of her family. If you are a professional-turned-SAHM, it can be daunting to pursue employment after being out of your field for some time. Rest assured, you are not alone. One of the best things you can do, when you know divorce is imminent or divorce proceedings have already begun, is to brush off your resume and prepare yourself for the job market sooner rather than later.

You may receive enough in spousal support and child support to allow you to not work, and if that is the case you are fortunate. But many a woman will find herself with tightened finances and not much expendable income – and that is a challenge for all mothers, no matter their marital situation. Being gainfully employed can help you feel more at ease with how your divorce settlement pans out, whatever the circumstances.

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Educate Yourself About Divorce

Aligning yourself with an experienced Michigan divorce attorney is one way to feel more comfortable with the process of divorce. You will have many questions, and knowing who you can turn to for accurate answers is critical. No question is unwarranted – after all, you ideally have not been divorced before, so this is your first ride on the divorce merry-go-round and that comes with plenty of unknowns.

Don’t hesitate to ask your attorney:

  • How does the divorce process work?
  • What kind of divorce options will give me the best outcome?
  • Is there any such thing as a fair settlement?
  • How can I protect my children from the impact of divorce?
  • Is it possible to have a peaceful divorce?
  • What can I do to keep my divorce costs low?
  • How should I financially prepare for my divorce?

If you are seeking a Michigan divorce attorney, contact Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens to schedule your no-cost initial interview and discuss your divorce.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

During traditional business hours, please call us at: (586) 954-9500

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