Mary Anne Noonan, Attorney at Law
SKILLED FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY SERVING OAKLAND, WAYNE & MACOMB COUNTY
For many people who are facing legal matters involving family members, it can be a stressful and confusing process. In many cases, it can have a major impact on you and your entire family for the rest of your lives. Enlisting the counsel of a trusted family lawyer can help you resolve your legal matter in a manner that is less stressful and more effective.
At Noonan Family Law, our lawyers are able to work directly with our clients so they can better understand situations and develop a legal strategy that is personalized to their specific needs. We can help you navigate the complex legal processes associated with filing for divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support.
Mary Anne can meticulously review all the details of your case and propose a situation that is beneficial to you and your children moving forward. By calling our firm, you are calling for an attorney who can provide attentive service and communicate with you.
PERSONAL, ONE-ON-ONE SERVICE THAT GETS RESULTS
If you are contemplating a divorce, having top notch representation is paramount to achieving the best outcomes for you and your family. Noonan Family Law offers attentive support for every step of your case. We are committed to helping you avoid needless expenses and stress, and we will work to get you the results you need outside of a trial. If it is in your best interests, however, we will not hesitate to take your case to court: Mary Anne has the skill and insight to fight hard for you.
Passionate about the protection of client assets, Mary Anne is dedicated to a process that affords clean, fast and cost controlled divorces. This translates into lower fees and less drama between the parties, which is often better for the kids.
No two situations are the same, but we can work to ensure that you receive the best possible resolution for your unique case. Divorce can be overwhelming, but the fears that you have regarding your rights and financial situation could all potentially be resolved with the guidance of proper counsel.
Don’t hesitate to contact our firm at 248-600-5225 to learn more about our legal services and how we can help you.
We take pride in understanding and clearly defining each client’s goals before taking any action. Gathering reliable information is essential for obtaining the best outcome. We educate our clients on what it is we need and tips on how to gather the information themselves or by way of court orders. We work together to create a complete list of assets and liabilities so we can properly plan for the future.
We often ask our clients to imagine where they want to be in six months, two years, and five years and design the case to meet those expectations. The typical request for documents includes the last three years of federal tax returns; retirement account statements and bank account statements. We ask our clients to create a realistic budget – one that allows for the realities of life – so we can begin designing the outcome of the case to meet their economic circumstances.
Run your credit report (free services like Credit Karma or My Free Credit Report) to see how your spouse’s credit has affected yours. It shocks many clients when they discover that they have been turning over their income to their spouse but have no real idea about their economic well being.
Since Michigan is a no-fault state, in order to get a divorce, your marriage must be irretrievably broken with no reasonable possibility of reconciliation. You do not have to provide proof explaining why you chose to file for a divorce. No-fault laws only requires one spouse to claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Michigan Divorce Law Overview
If you are considering divorce, it is important to remember that there are specific laws that each couple in the state of Michigan must adhere to in order to legally and successfully complete the process. For most couples, determining how the law can apply to them can be challenging, especially when a divorce is being contested or is on the verge of litigation.
If you are going through divorce, or if you are considering filing a divorce petition, it is imperative that you understand the laws as they apply to you and retain the representation of an experienced Michigan divorce lawyer.
The Requirements of Filing For Divorce in Michigan
In order to file for divorce in Michigan, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- You must have resided in the state of at least 180 days
- You have resided in the county where you are filing for divorce for at least 10 days
- You meet the legal grounds for divorce in the state
- If requested of you, you attend and attempt to settle any differences through mediation or counseling prior to litigation
Additionally, Michigan is an equitable distribution state, which means that all marital property could be distributed fairly among the divorcing couple. Any alimony or spousal support, as well as child support and child custody, could be determined by a judge. All premarital legal documents will be taken into consideration during the course of the case.
Are you facing divorce?
Whether you are considering filing for divorce, or if you have already been served divorce papers, it is important that you seek counsel from an experienced and trusted legal professional. When you choose to work with Mary Anne, you will have assistance from the state’s most experienced reputable family law attorneys.
During the divorce process, many matters will be discussed in length in order to find a proper settlement, including the following:
- Division of property
- Child custody
- Child support
The time frame of a divorce varies depending on numerous different circumstances. The minimum time period a divorce can be granted is 60 days, if there are no children involved. If there are children involved, then a divorce can be granted after at least six months.
Due to the various complexities of the divorce process, it is highly advisable to obtain a knowledgeable Michigan divorce attorney if you a considering a divorce or were served with divorce papers. A professional legal advocate can ensure you rights are protected as they work diligently to secure your best interest and future. They have a firm understand of Michigan divorce laws and can be able to provide valid advice and guidance.