When you are facing a divorce, it is important to be prepared. There are three things to consider. First, you need to assess you assets and debts. As part of your divorce, it is important to know what assets you have and how much they are worth. You should gather tax returns for the last two years, bank statements for the last 6 months, copies of retirement and pension statements. This should help you make a list of all of your assets and approximate value. You need to do the same thing for debts. Make a list of debts and how the money was spent. It is also advisable to make a monthly budget so that you know what it takes to keep your home going monthly.
Second, it is important to have a support person that you can talk to during this difficult time. That may be a close friend or relative, minister, or therapist. For some, this is a highly emotional time. Have someone to talk to can help you through the difficult time.
Third, it is important to set aside funds to make it through the divorce process. Often, there is not enough money to go around because it is more expensive to live apart than together. Also, you will need money for attorney fees and costs. The last thing you want is to lose your attorney because you have ran out of funds and now you are required to finish your divorce without an attorney.
If you are facing a divorce, a good divorce attorney is not optional, it is a requirement! Our divorce attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right divorce attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation. Our attorneys have over 95 years of divorce experience. Our attorneys have extensive divorce trial experience including property settlements, spousal support, alimony, child custody, and other serious divorce related issues. Typical fees to retain attorney for a divorce case can range and from 1,500 dollars to as high as 10,000 dollars. Considering the seriousness of this life changing event, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced attorney in the area of divorce.
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.