Family Law and Divorce

Experienced Family Law and Divorce Attorney

I have been practicing family law for 30 years. Nothing is more pleasurable than resolving a family dispute to a win-win position. Most individuals believe that a divorce will never happen to them and they are unprepared on how to deal with this sudden problem.

With 30 years of legal experience at Law Office of G. Sal Gani P.C., we have an advantage by knowing most of the attorneys in the town, understanding our judges’ philosophies, clerks, people at the Friend of the Court, and other important parties involved in your case. 

Whether you recently split from your spouse of ten years because you discovered evidence of an affair, or you have been struggling with an ex-spouse over the parenting of your child, or spousal support, I can help you.
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The Divorce Process in Michigan

In Michigan, if you do not have children and you want to file for divorce, you can finalize your divorce in as little as 60 days. If you do have children, the statute requires you wait at least six months.
Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. This means you do not need to prove a reason or fault to obtain a divorce. You only need to show the marriage broke down and that there is “no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.” While it’s possible to settle your divorce case, some cases require Court involvement.

Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, and Division of Assets

Divorce impacts every area of your life. I have experience handling both simple and complex divorces, and I can assist with all aspects related to your case, including: 
  • Alimony: Spousal support or alimony is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other after a divorce. Multiple factors determine this amount, including the relative assets and incomes of each spouse, the nature of those assets, the needs of any minor children and health, or employment issues.
  • Custody Support: If there are minor children from the marriage, the parents need to work out time-sharing arrangements and determine custody support, such as how to pay for the children’s medical care, food, education, and other necessities.
  • Division of assets: How is your marital property divided up? Many factors can come into play, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements (if any exist), the nature of your assets, income streams, and other assets available to each spouse and childcare obligations. 
Whether you need assistance with mediation, collaborative divorce, or fighting in the courtroom, I can help. You can be confident that with me by your side, your best interests are diligently protected.
Call us for a FREE consultation today!
No matter where you are in the divorce process – whether your husband or wife suddenly left you at the breakfast table or you have been wrangling over child custody issues for months – I can help you understand the process and create a sound strategy for moving forward. 

Contact me at Law Office of G. Sal Gani P.C. for a FREE initial consultation by calling 517-372-8944 or visiting my website to schedule an appointment. I offer flexible hours upon request.
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