Divorce

Experienced Divorce Attorney for Men & Women

Divorce is a complicated, emotional and demanding matter, legally and personally.  Dividing up one life into two — especially when child custody is involved — is a difficult and emotionally draining process.  Closing the door on a marriage opens another into a brave, new world; you may feel like you’re balancing on a tightrope with no net below to catch you.

Your final divorce decree can be just the beginning of a whole lot of fresh legal problems and personal frustrations. Your ex-spouse may demand changes in your custody agreement, or maybe violate it altogether. Perhaps your ex quits paying the child and spousal support you need to survive. You may feel powerless and alone as  — your new beginning of life — turns instead into an ugly, emotional battlefield.

Areas of concern for your Howell divorce lawyer should be: child custody, child support, paternity, spousal support, post judgement enforcements, post judgement changes/modifications, separate maintenance agreement, and personal protection orders (PPO).

You don’t have to fight this war alone. You can hire Howell family law attorney Bill McCririe to fight it for you.

A former Livingston County assistant prosecutor, Bill McCririe has thousands of hours of invaluable courtroom experience he’ll put to use fighting your post-divorce battles for you. He’s the secret weapon you need in your corner. He’s the Howell divorce lawyer not afraid to take your battle to court.  McCririe is a family law attorney brave enough to do what it takes to protect your interests.

Child Custody & Support

During a divorce, parents must consider the best interests their child(ren).  This includes Child Custody, which determines the legal arrangements of a child’s physical residence, as well as time spent with a parent.  It also includes, Child Support, which legally dictates the financial support a parent receives from the other parent during the years the child is in school – usually until the high school graduation of the child.

The Howell divorce lawyers at McCririe Law, feel that child custody and support is so important, that we have dedicated a page for it on this website.  Please read further about these important issues in the Child Custody and Child Support section.

Spousal Support

In a divorce you may need to determine whether you can obtain spousal support from your ex.  Spousal support is the legal financial obligation a spouse has to the other spouse before/after a legal separation or divorce.  It’s main objective: make sure that either of the spouses do not become impoverished due to a divorce. Some things that the Court will look at to determine spousal support are the length of the marriage, income, any degrees, age, health, ability to work and financial obligations (to name a few).   A skilled family law attorney, such as Bill McCririe, will ensure that your best interests are considered and you get the support you deserve.

Post Judgment Enforcements

Obtaining a judgment lawsuit is the easiest way to collect debt.  Once the debt is collected, it’s up to the creditor to enforce it, and collect the money that’s due.  If the debtor involved, refuses or is unable to pay, you may be able to collect the money in other ways such as the debtor’s assets.

Post Judgment Changes/Modifications

Sometimes after a divorce or any other sensitive legal matter, you’ll need negotiation or another type of agreement after adjudication. Changes in circumstance (like finances, location, marriages/divorces etc…) can be some basis for a post judgement modification. Here, at McCririe Law PLLC we can help you with this complicated (and sometimes difficult under Michigan law) process, so it is all smooth sailing for you.

Separate Maintenance Agreement

Sometimes, when couples don’t want to divorce, but just need separation, they will enter what is called a Separate Maintenance Agreement. This arrangement is similar to alimony, but the spouse will support the other through, before, and after the separation. Legal separation does not include divorce.  Most times couples legally separate for religious reasons, or the fact that the couple would still like to receive both health and tax benefits.

Personal Protection Orders (PPO)

A PPO is a court order to stop threats or violence against you.  This may be necessary during a separation or divorce, especially in marriages involving domestic violence.  McCririe Law can assist you with obtaining PPOs and other helpful documents. Perhaps, you have been served a restraining order, in that case, Bill McCririe can help you defend yourself.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.