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What Makes the Sarnacki Law Firm the Right Choice For Your Divorce

The most important job an attorney has is to advocate for their client. This means understanding a client’s needs, their feelings, and their desired outcomes. Once the attorney knows what the goal is, they must pursue it doggedly. At the Sarnacki Law Firm in Grand Rapids, our attorney takes this responsibility to heart.

Like most problems that you will face in life, a divorce can be complicated. Trying to make a lot of decisions at an emotionally difficult time is never easy, especially when those decisions will impact the rest of your life. If you aren’t sure what to do, contact our firm. We can help find solutions to your problems that will provide a better outcome for you.

When you call the Sarnacki Law Firm, we will spend time talking to you and providing you with our honest advice about how to move forward. Because we have decades of experience in family law and divorce law, we can tell you what to expect, why, and how to handle any bumps in the road.

What is a Simplified Divorce?

A simplified (sometimes called a summary divorce or consent divorce) is a kind of divorce that allows for the dissolution of a marriage much faster than a traditional divorce. With a simplified divorce, it can move through the system more quickly because it involves less paperwork and fewer appearances in court. There are some specific conditions that need to be met in order to get a simplified divorce.

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Is a Simplified Divorce Right For My Situation?

In order to get a simplified divorce:

  • Neither member of the couple wants alimony
  • The couple can’t have minor children
  • The couple must have been married for a short time — usually less than five years
  • The couple does not mortgage or own a home together
  • There are not sizable joint debts
  • The couple’s marital and separate assets are under a certain limit

If you and your spouse meet these conditions, a simplified divorce could speed up your divorce. Contact the Sarnacki Law Firm in Grand Rapids today because even with a simplified divorce, you should have an attorney.

Drawbacks and Roadblocks For a Simplified Divorce

While a fast and easy divorce probably sounds good to anyone who is about to begin the process, a simplified divorce is not right for every situation. When you contact the Sarnacki Law Firm to discuss your divorce, we may tell you that you may not qualify for a summary divorce if:

  • You have minor children
  • You own a home or have a mortgage
  • Either you or your spouse is looking for alimony
  • You believe you may need to appeal the court’s decision at any point in the future

If you are just getting started with your divorce, or if you have already met with an attorney and you aren’t certain they’re the right fit for you, contact the Sarnacki Law Firm. Dave Sarnacki has been helping people with their divorces for more than 35 years. He brings an unmatched attention to detail, rigorous representation, and a deep understanding of the law to your side of the table.

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Other Types of Divorce

If one spouse is refusing to communicate with the other about a divorce, or if the other spouse cannot be found, it may be possible to get a default divorce.

While Michigan does not have legal separation like some states, separate maintenance is similar in that it allows a married couple to live apart and stay married.

In an arbitration, the couple who are getting divorced hires a private judge to set the final terms of your divorce. This option is usually faster than a traditional divorce and is much more private.

Get Help From Our Divorce Attorney Today

Don’t wait to contact a divorce attorney. One of the best ways to protect your interests when your marriage is over is to have a lawyer that knows the law and knows the best ways to apply it to your unique situation. The Sarnacki Law Firm has the experience and determination necessary to provide you with excellent legal advocacy. Contact us today to set up a consultation.

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