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GRAND RAPIDS NO FAULT DIVORCE ATTORNEY – NO FAULT DIVORCE
When you are facing a no fault divorce and have questions about Michigan no fault divorce laws in the Grand Rapids area, it is important to have the representation of a good divorce attorney. Krupp Law Offices P.C. has been providing quality divorce representation for over 85 years. If you are facing a divorce we can answer your no fault divorce questions, call the divorce attorneys at Krupp Law Offices P.C. for a free phone consultation. During your phone consultation, our attorneys will provide you with immediate answers to your questions and schedule a free initial appointment with one of our attorneys.
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NO FAULT DIVORCE IN MICHIGAN
Even though Michigan adopted non-fault divorce law in the early 70's, fault in the break-up of a marriage can affect the distribution of assets, alimony awards, and child custody. Fault is usually involved in cases of marital infidelity, physical abuse, and drug and alcohol abuse. A finding of fault can alter the distribution of assets and result in the party at fault receiving less than 50% of the assets that were accumulated during the course of the marriage. Fault is also one of the factors the court considers in awarding alimony. This would apply to the party paying alimony or receiving alimony. On one occasion, the court terminated an alimony award because of a wife's infidelity.
Fault is also considered in child custody cases. One of the 12 factors in the child custody act requires the Court to consider the moral fitness of the parties involved.
Since Michigan has adopted no-fault divorce, a party does not have to prove fault in order to get a divorce. They merely have to establish that there has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that marriage can be preserved.
If the divorce case involves fault, it is extremely important to know your particular judge's view on fault issues. Some judges view fault very seriously and will penalize the faulting party for causing the breakdown of marriage. On the other hand, some judges do not consider fault as a serious issue in the distribution property, alimony, or child custody.
As you can see, fault is still extremely important in determining a number of issues in a Michigan divorce. As such, it is extremely important to retain an attorney who is knowledgeable about fault issues and your particular judges view of fault.
GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE ATTORNEYS
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 85 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 5,000 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, Holland, and Grand Haven, and the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ionia.
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GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE INFORMATION:
- DIVORCE V ANNULMENT - Comparing Divorce and Annulment Process in Michigan.
- DIVORCE PREPARATION - What to do before you file.
- SEPARATION - What happens if I separate and don't file for divorce?
- FAULT DIVORCE - What is the difference between fault and no fault divorce?
- PATERNITY - How do I establish paternity and start support and custody?
- DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY - How does one effect the other?
- DIVORCE AND POST JUDGMENT MOTIONS - How do I modify my divorce judgment?
- DIVORCE AND ALIMONY (SPOSUAL SUPPORT) - How is spousal support determined?
- DIVORCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS - Is Social Security a marital asset?
- DIVORCE PROCESS - What is the divorce process?
- UNCONTESTED DIVORCE - What is an uncontested divorce compared with a contested divorce?
- DIVORCE AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS - What happens to retirement benefits?
- DIVORCE PROPERTY SETTLEMENT - How do we split up our assets and debts?
- DIVORCE MEDIATION - What is divorce mediation? How does it work?
- DIVORCE ARBITRATION - What is arbitration compared with mediation?
- DIVORCE AND MEDICAL DEGREES - How does a medical degree get divided in a divorce?
- DIVORCE AND BUSINESS INTERESTS - How do we divide a business?
- DIVORCE - PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
- DIVORCE WAITING PERIOD - Is there a waiting period to get a divorce?
- DIVORCE AND PARENTING TIME - How is parenting time determined?
- MILITARY DIVORCE - How do I get a divorce if me or my spouse are in the military?
- DIVORCE AND RESTRAINING ORDERS - How do I get a Restraining Order?
- DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY - How does the court determine custody?
- DIVORCE AND CHANGE IN DOMICILE - Do I need the courts permission to move?
- DIVPRCE - ISLAMIC
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Christian KruppCEO & Founder
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988.He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published.Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class.His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm.While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas.After leaving Dykema, Christian Krupp joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.While at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Christian Krupp gained valuable trial experience.He prosecuted many major felonies including Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and numerous misdemeanors including drunk driving.After leaving the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Christian Krupp joined his parents’ practice and formed Krupp Law Offices PC in 1992.
George KruppCreative Director
George Krupp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.He was admitted to practice law in 1961 and started practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.After years of success in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, George Krupp left for private practice where he has worked for over fifty years.Over his fifty years of experience he has represented thousands of clients in civil and criminal cases.His primary concentration has been in domestic (family law / divorce cases) and criminal cases.George Krupp’s experience in family law matters includes handling thousands of divorce, child custody, alimony, and paternity cases.With his years of experience, no one in Grand Rapids or West Michigan has handled more divorce matters and taken more divorce cases to trial.As a former Kent County Assistant Prosecutor in Grand Rapids, George Krupp has used his skills to defend thousands of clients in serious criminal matters and drunk driving cases.