Custody Evaluations: Pros, Cons and What to Expect

Custody Evaluations: Pros, Cons and What to Expect

Many Judges, Friend of the Court Referees and family law attorneys have begun turning to custody evaluators to help guide proper decision-making in child custody disputes. Evaluators can be appointed both during the initial divorce proceedings or during post-judgment motions. If an evaluator is appointed to your case, you should discuss with your attorney the pros, cons and expectations of an evaluation. In this article we try to give you some basics about custody evaluations, but preparing for and understanding custody evaluations is complex, and you should consult an experienced family law attorney for more details.

Custody Evaluations: Pros, Cons and What to Expect

Divorce in Michigan Without Minor Children.

Are you planning a divorce in Michigan with no minor child or children? In this guide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about this process and what you should expect. That way, you can guarantee that there are no surprises down the road.

Custody Evaluations: Pros, Cons and What to Expect

Michigan Divorce Involving Minor Children.

If you are getting a Michigan divorce which involves minor children, then there are a few details that you must be aware of. In this guide, we’ll provide you with everything that you should be prepared for and may need to expect.

Custody Evaluations: Pros, Cons and What to Expect

Michigan Divorce Process

Divorces are rarely easy. Even when amicable, they require a significant amount of legwork to ensure clarity and closure. Teams like Fisher, Fowler & Williams can help ensure that, but some preparation on your end is always wise, as well.

For that reason, we’re taking a closer look at the Michigan divorce process, including preparations to be made if children are involved in the divorce. By understanding the process and what is expected of you, you can better expect what comes next and ensure you’re ready for it.

Custody Evaluations: Pros, Cons and What to Expect

Divorce in Michigan Checklist

As emotionally challenging as they can be, there’s no reason to make a divorce more contentious or fraught than it needs to be. Preparation is key, and this divorce in Michigan checklist can ensure that you’re prepared for any eventuality, ensuring cases with minor children involved, or where a spouse does not answer a complaint. To prevent cases from being dismissed over a lack of process, here’s what you need to do.

Custody Evaluations: Pros, Cons and What to Expect

Is My Divorce High Conflict? How Do I Know?

Statistics show that nearly 55% of marriages in the United States end in divorce at the present time, and those numbers have been steadily increasing for the past forty years. When you are involved in the divorce process, every divorce can appear to be “high conflict.” However, just because a divorce case requires some litigation, or the parties have disagreements about issues, does not mean a case is “high conflict.” Most divorces have manageable conflict that the parties can, with time, work through and have a mutually civil understanding. However, there are some cases that go beyond the pale. There is extensive litigation, both during and after the divorce, and the parties are unable to agree on anything, either regarding property distribution or custody and parenting time. These cases are commonly called “high conflict” and there are not a lot of family law practitioners who will take these kinds of cases. However, with proper counsel, and patience, high conflict cases can be ratcheted down, and appropriate boundaries to avoid conflict can be established.

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