In Michigan, all divorce cases are heard in a county Circuit Court. In order to file for divorce, the filing party needs to have been a resident in the state for at least 180 days & have lived in the county for at least 10 days at the time of filing. Oakland county circuit court located at 1200 N Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341 (248) 858-5284. Macomb County Circuit Court in Michigan located at 40 N. Main St. Mt. Clemens, MI  48043 Tel: 586 469 5150. Wayne County Circuit Court located at 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.   Washtenaw County Circuit Court located at 101 E. Huron,  Ann Arbor, MI 48107, Tel: (734) 222-3270.  The information contained herein is not legal advice. Any information you submit to us may not be protected by attorney-client privilege. All or some photos shown depict models and may not be actual attorneys or clients. An attorney responsible for the content of this Site is M. Zaher, Esq., licensed in Michigan with offices at 18551 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, Mi. 48228.We are expressly disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website. We reserve the right , at our sole discretion, to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of this website or the content at any time without prior notice or liability. 

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As divorce lawyers in Michigan,  we serve clients basically in the Metro-Detroit region including Wayne, Macomb and Oakland County. Call us today at (248) 281-6299 to schedule your free consultation. 
Southfield Location
24300 Southfield Rd, Ste 210
Southfield, MI. 48075
1(248) 281-6299
Detroit Location 
18551 W. Warren 
Detroit, MI.. 48228 
(313) 982-0010 
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When a couple cannot agree to terms of a divorce or the grounds that the divorce is based upon, the divorce will be considered “contested.” These couples often find themselves in a court case, sometimes based on one or two contested issues. You could face a contested case even before addressing the relevant topics of the marriage. Most people choose “no-fault” grounds to avoid contested grounds. Most contested cases are based on one or more of the same issues, including alimony, property distribution, child support, and child custody. These topics can easily lead a couple to a court battle that can impact the whole family.

Equitable Distribution

The division of assets is one of the most contested issues of a divorce. Couples often disagree with how their marital assets should be distributed. One may consider their contribution to the family to be greater than the other and often believe that they should keep a bigger piece of the pie. When a couple cannot agree outside of court on how to divide their belongings, they could face a family judge that will decide on the matter. Michigan is an equitable distribution state and will allocate assets how they deem “fair and just.”

Spousal Maintenance

Out of all the issues that can be contested, alimony, known as spousal maintenance, can easily lead to litigation. One party often believes that they are entitled to a certain support structure because of their contribution to the home life while the other believes that they should be able to keep more money because they contributed more to the marriage financially. When a couple cannot agree to a fair support structure, they may have to allow a judge to decide on the matter.

Child Custody

Child custody may be one of the hardest issues for a couple to agree upon in a divorce. Parents have worked to establish a positive and continuing relationship with their child or children. Some may find it unbearable to face the idea that their child will no longer live with them every day. Parent need to address residential and legal custody. When one parent has been a larger part of a child’s life because the other spent more time working to support the family, they might feel entitled to residential custody. Stay-at-home parents sometimes believe that they should have more rights to the child. It is important to note that parents have equal rights in child custody cases. This topic leads couples to a court case where a judge will decide on the matter for them with little knowledge of their circumstances.

If you need an attorney that can effectively represent your interests in a contested divorce, contact our firm today.