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We Provide Aggressive Divorce Representation in Caledonia

At Kraayeveld Family Law, our Caledonia divorce attorneys provide exceptional, results-focused legal advocacy to clients. We are committed to help you get the very best outcome in your divorce case. If you have any questions about divorce in Kent County, our legal team is here as a resource. For a confidential consultation with a top Caledonia divorce lawyer, please contact us today. 

Know the Law: Divorce in Michigan

Are you getting divorced in Caledonia or elsewhere in Kent County? Your divorce will be filed under Michigan state law. It is crucial that you have an understanding of how divorce works in our state. Here are five important things that you should know about the divorce laws/process in Caledonia: 

  • Uncontested and Contested Divorce: When faced with a divorce, parties usually realize whether they can be cooperative with their spouse and if they can reach a settlement. To get an uncontested divorce in Caledonia, you must reach an agreement on all material issues.  If you are unable to reach an agreement on all disputes, your divorce will be contested.  Many divorcing couples are able to settle some issues and will need the court’s guidance on some disputes as well.  
  • Divorce is No Fault Divorce in Michigan: Fault is not a material factor in a divorce case in Michigan. Similar to many but not all U.S. states, Michigan no longer recognizes fault-based divorce standards. One spouse simply has to state that there has been a breakdown of the marital relationship to move forward.
  • A Six Month Requirement for Residency: To file for divorce in Michigan, at least one spouse must have been a resident of the state for a minimum of six months before filing. In addition, the person filing for divorce must have lived in the county where the divorce is being filed for at least ten days before filing. To file for divorce in Caledonia, you or your spouse must have lived in Kent County for a minimum of ten days. 
  • Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets: Under Michigan law (MCL § 552.401), the state follows the principle of equitable distribution when it comes to dividing marital property. In other words, marital assets are divided in a manner deemed to be “fair”—an equal split of the assets is possible, but it is not guaranteed by law. An experienced Caledonia, MI divorce lawyer can help you with the full range of property division issues. 
  • Best Interests of the Child for Custody/Visitation: Under Michigan law (MCL § 722.23), the best interests of the child are paramount in decisions regarding child custody and visitation. If you are a parent going through a divorce in Caledonia, it is imperative that you have an attorney who can help you navigate issues of child custody and child visitation. 

We Provide Aggressive, Tenacious Divorce Representation

When going through a divorce in Caledonia, Michigan, it is essential to have an experienced and determined legal representation on your side. Our law firm is dedicated to providing thorough and tenacious divorce representation to safeguard your rights and interests. It is one of the central core values that make our law firm different: We go above and beyond to fight to ensure that our clients get the very best results. 

Our Caledonia divorce attorneys are well-versed in Michigan law. We will guide you through the complexities of the divorce process. Our firm excels in both contested and uncontested divorce cases and we work meticulously to achieve the most favorable outcome. From property division to child custody and spousal support, our legal experts will vigorously advocate on your behalf. 

Why Trust the Caledonia Divorce Attorneys at Kraayeveld Family Law 

Founded by James W. Kraayeveld, a Michigan family law attorney with more than three decades of experience, Kraayeveld Family Law is a firm that is solely focused on family law. With a commitment to personalized representation, we help clients navigate divorce cases—including complex and high-conflict divorces. Specifically, our Caledonia divorce lawyers are ready to: 

  • Listen to your story and answer any divorce questions you have;
  • Help you gather and organize all of the documentation you need; 
  • Take care of the legal paperwork for your divorce; and
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure you get the best possible results.  

Contact Our Caledonia Divorce Lawyer Today

At Kraayeveld Family Law, our Caledonia, MI divorce attorneys are skilled, experienced, and results-driven advocates for clients. With extensive handling contested divorce litigation and uncontested divorce mediation, we are the premier family law firm. Call us now or connect with us online to start the conversation. We provide results-driven divorce representation in Caledonia, Kent County, and throughout the surrounding area of Michigan.