Grand Rapids Divorce Lawyer

Many people facing divorce and family law disputes find themselves with an abundance of important questions and have a difficult time finding the right person with the knowledge and experience to provide answers.

  • What is the difference between divorce and separate maintenance?
  • When should I request alimony or spousal support?
  • Isn’t there a six-month minimum cooling off period if there are minor children involved?
  • Are divorce cases automatically referred to mediation?
  • When should I hire a divorce lawyer?

We are proud to be your up-to-the minute source for answers and solutions to Grand Rapids Divorce mattters. Our fresh-thinking divorce attorneys represent men and women who welcome an approach to divorce that is focused on the future, not the past.

Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander • Forward-Looking, Progressive Divorce Attorneys  

Call 616-233-9160 or e-mail us today for a free consultation.

Whether you are seeking separate maintenance (legal separation) or a traditional divorce, whether your case involves an issue of alimony or spousal support, paternity or division of marital assets and property, we are here to assist you with all aspects of the case. We are also able to help you obtain personal protection orders and other family abuse and domestic violence remedies.

To schedule a free consultation with an attentive and experienced divorce lawyer who is focused on your rights and your wellbeing, contact us today.

Property Division and the Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets

One of the special areas of focus within our divorce practice is the progressive and business-like approach to marital property division, including the investigation and evaluation of:

  • Hidden assets
  • Investments such as stocks, bonds and securities
  • Family-owned businesses and other business assets or interests
  • Pensions, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and other retirement assets
  • Inheritances and trusts

Michigan follows the equitable division of property approach. This means that, no matter who is at fault in a divorce, the property and assets are divided fairly (i.e., equitable distribution), and the court tries to award each party one-half of the marital estate.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with a Grand Rapids Michigan divorce lawyer who brings a fresh perspective and a fearless approach to protecting your rights and your interests throughout the divorce process and beyond.