What you need to know before separating

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) The start of summer vacation is an exciting time of the year for many families, but it can be a painful and difficult time of the year for some. Summer is a time when couples considering separation or divorce often decide to move forward with those plans. When that’s the case, it’s important to have experienced legal guidance to help everyone through this challenging experience.

Reasons couples separate in the summer

  • Empty nest
  • Allow children to adjust to the situation outside of the school year
  • School changes

If you’re contemplating a divorce or custody case, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney like the attorneys at MI Family Law Center. Friends and family can be great for emotional support, but not for legal advice. The county your case is filed in and which judge is assigned to your case can have a large effect on your outcome. Talk to a family law attorney early on during a separation or divorce and they can walk you through importance steps such as:

  • Take a photo/video inventory of the home
  • Copy family photos and important documents
  • Try to work out the small stuff
  • Avoid child tug-of-war


MI Family Law Center
866 3 Mile Rd NW, Suite 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 528-8877

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