I’m Getting Divorced in Michigan, Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?

While it is possible to get divorced in Michigan without the assistance of a divorce lawyer you should think long and hard before deciding to go it alone. Of course, hiring a lawyer costs money, and attorney's fees in a long drawn out divorce can add up quickly, but it is important to keep in mind that opting not to hire an attorney may also end up costing you! Without an experienced divorce attorney representing your interests you may end up walking away with far less than you are legally entitled to and/or a less than favorable child custody arrangement that could have been better negotiated. Therefore, anyone who is divorcing with minor children, a family business, substantial debt, a soon-to-be ex-spouse who has already retained a lawyer, and/or significant assets would likely be well served by retaining expert legal representation.

Why Retaining a Lawyer is Especially Critical in High-Asset Divorces

High-asset couples who are contemplating getting divorced in Michigan need to understand that high-asset divorces tend to be much more complicated than your standard divorce and that, due to this increased complexity, it is all the more important that each spouse retains their own divorce lawyer. Furthermore, it should be noted that the skills an attorney needs in order to competently represent a high-asset divorce client are actually quite niche and that a divorce lawyer who lacks experience representing high-asset clients may also lack the necessary know-how to handle your high-asset case well. Therefore, if you are part of high-asset couple and are getting divorced be sure not only to retain a lawyer but to hire a divorce attorney who has considerable experience handling cases like yours.

Still On the Fence About Hiring a Lawyer? Give Us a Call

Here at the Law Offices of Michael A. Robbins we understand how vitally important it is to hire a divorce lawyer who not only has experience handling cases like yours but whom you trust and have full confidence in. That's why we are happy to schedule an initial consultation for prospective clients who would like to meet with prominent family law attorney Michael Robbins in person to discuss their legal options and to find out what our firm has to offer. Schedule an appointment today by calling our Bloomfield Hills office at (248) 646-7980 or by filling out our online contact form.