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    4 weeksago
    If there is one thing in life that will test you and show you that you’re stronger than you ever thought possible, it’s a divorce. However, even the toughest person will be tested by the mental, emotional, financial, and logistical demands of this process. Here...
    2 monthsago
    Infidelity is the cause of the breakdown of many marriages. Couples who want to avoid divorce may attempt to repair their union after cheating has occurred, focusing on their connection, children, and lives together rather than indiscretions. It is possible to recover from infidelity but...
    January 6, 2016
    7 yearsago

    Michigan divorceYou and your spouse have decided to get a divorce. But the act of separating your lives is very different than the intention to do so. Maybe he wants to leave, maybe you want him to leave, maybe even your kids want you two to live apart already, but there are circumstances that prevent an actual separation from occurring. Here’s how to cope when the marital apron strings just refuse to be cut. 

    You Don’t Have to Be Separated to File for Divorce

    The first thing to know is this: If you’re getting a divorce in Michigan, you do not need to be legally separated or maintain separate residences in order for any paperwork to be filed or legal moves to be made. There’s no such thing as a legal separation in the state of Michigan; it’s not unheard of for many Michigan couples to live together until the final divorce papers are signed. It might not be all that fun, but it definitely happens. So if you’re waiting until one of you gets on more solid ground before you file, stop dragging out the torture – you can file now.

    Can I date while going through a divorce? >>

    Dealing with the Dating Game

    He has a girlfriend. And he’s flaunting it. And it’s making you sick. If there is one thing a divorce is guaranteed to do, it will cause mixed emotions. You may want to get divorced or even move on to a new relationship yourself. But seeing your soon-to-be ex finding happiness with another person – no matter how covert or open – while you’re still sharing a house can be heartbreaking and gut wrenching over and over again.

    Perhaps adultery is at the root of your divorce, or maybe he’s found a new partner since you’ve decided to split up. Either way, Michigan is a no-fault divorce state – and that means cheating isn’t officially the cause of any divorce. However – and this is the really important part – your spouse’s adulterous ways (including cell phone usage) can impact child custody, parenting time, and even division of properly. It might not officially be anyone’s “fault” that the marriage is ending, but if you’re suffering with your spouse’s presence while he gallivants around doing with his new girlfriend, at least take comfort knowing that his adulterous and careless behavior can benefit you in your divorce settlement.

    The high cost of having an affair >>

    His Right to Stay in Your Marital Home

    Some couples carry on living together and maintaining the charade of being a relatively content married couple for the sake of their family or reputation. Talk about exhaustion. Then there are situations where he can’t afford to leave and it becomes an actual logistical problem of getting your husband out of the house. If you own the home jointly, he’s well within his rights to stick around. But if you want your husband to go no matter whose name is on the deed, you’ll need a divorce attorney to help you file for temporary exclusive occupancy of your home. Divorce courts know that two people who do not want to live together being forced to do so is unhealthy for all parties involved.

    If you want your husband to leave your home but he simply has nowhere else to go or can’t afford to move out, you need to talk to your divorce attorney. You don’t have to suffer through an uncomfortable and painful situation day in and day out. And if you’re living in the same home out of financial convenience, there are options available to make sure everyone has a roof over their heads but no one is in complete dire straits. An experienced Michigan divorce attorney can help. Contact Michigan Divorce Help in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview today.

    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, Michigan Divorce Help 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.

    Personal Service

    At Michigan Divorce Help, 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.

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