Divorce Is Not Easy. Get Experienced Legal Representation.
Divorce is as much an emotional process as it is a legal process. It takes courage to begin the daunting task of dividing your family and your marital assets. With so many unanswered questions, be sure you hire counsel who understands the position you are in, will listen to your wishes, and advocate for your legal rights in and out of the courtroom.
At Cheltenham Law, PLLC, our attorneys, Colline Cheltenham and Hanna Beck Sawyer, are highly skilled and experienced in litigating intricate matters in Michigan divorce cases. We offer exemplary legal services for divorcing and separating couples in East Lansing, Michigan, and the surrounding communities with or without children who have been married or living as couples in Michigan.
Our clients are professionals and business owners in a wide range of industries, including government, health care, education, financial services and others with a lot at stake when it comes to marital property division. We staunchly advocate for abused women and children; we are also father’s rights advocates.
Marital Property Division
Who gets the house? Who keeps the dogs and cats? What happens to the art collection, vacation rental, business, intellectual property or the recreation vehicle? Division of the marital estate is not as easy as it sounds and your rights to property can be violated if you are not careful. Additionally, keeping property that is rightly yours, and not marital, out of the division of assets is equally as important.
We have the necessary training and experience to ensure your rights are protected. When things get really complicated with assets, we collaborate closely with experts so that you can be certain your settlement is the best result for you and your family.
Who Gets To See The Children And When?
When your divorce involves children, you and your spouse will have to communicate about a custody and parenting time schedule. In custody cases, the court will look to the best interest factors to help determine what is best for your children. Custody cases take up about 85% of our family law clientele base. We are highly trained and experienced custody litigators.
Both parents have a right to a healthy relationship with their children. The emotional battle of divorce sometimes results in one parent violating the other parent’s rights to this relationship. Our attorneys aggressively advocate for a parent’s rights to their child.