Divorce Process

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The divorce process starts with a call to our office.  You can speak with an attorney for a no obligation discussion of your situation.  After your phone call, we schedule an appoint to obtain the information necessary for your divorce. At that point we can give you more specific information about your divorce and what to expect including costs and attorney fees (at no obligation).

If you wish to move forward, you provide our office with a retainer fee.  We type your documents that need to be signed by you.  The divorce complaint states to the court that you want a divorce.  The complaint is filed with the court and “served” or given to your spouse.  The filing of the divorce states the waiting period.  There is a sixty day waiting period if you do not have minor children.  If you have minor children, there is a six month waiting period.

During your waiting period, information is gathered to determine your assets and debts and determine what is in dispute in your divorce and what is agreed upon.  If there is an agreement, a final divorce judgment is prepared with all of the terms of the agreement.  It is signed by everyone.  The judgment is entered at a “procon” hearing.  This hearing requires the plaintiff to state all the facts in the judgment are true and that you want a divorce.

If there is not an agreement, you case can be resolved through mediation, arbitration, or trial.  During arbitration, the arbitrator makes the final decision on issues that cannot be agreed upon.  During a trial, the judge decides the issues in a case.   There is no jury in a divorce case in Michigan.

A good divorce attorney is not optional!  The divorce attorneys at Krupp Law can answer your questions about divorce and child custody.  Having the right divorce attorney can make a difference during a difficult divorce situation.  We have over 95 years of divorce trail experience.  A divorce is a life changing event that is extremely important.  You need the right attorney that can help you.

Krupp Law Offices P.C. is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and has the right divorce attorney for you. We represent clients in all divorce matters throughout West Michigan, , including the cities of Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Haven, Stanton, Greenville, Wayland, Allegan, Holland, Newaygo, White Cloud, Fremont, Coopersville, Hastings, Middleville, Wyoming, and Rockford including Kent County, Ottawa County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Mecosta County, Barry County, Montcalm County, and Allegan County Michigan.

Call for a free phone consultation.  Our office can help.

KRUPP LAW OFFICES PC
161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
Grand Rapids MI 49503
616-459-6636 or mail@krupplaw.com

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