Understanding Your Divorce Options

When you are coping with the breakdown of your marriage — whatever the causes and complexities — it can be difficult to focus on your own needs. If you want an attorney who will listen closely to your side of the story, truly get in touch with your concerns, and be honest and direct about your options, I encourage you to contact me, attorney Julie Hlywa, for a free consultation.

Qualified Counsel For Your Dissolution Of Marriage Matters

If you and your divorcing spouse are able to agree on all major issues in our no-fault divorce state, you may be able to obtain an uncontested divorce. While this is the most time-efficient and cost-effective divorce option, it is still advisable to work with a lawyer to ensure that every issue is fully resolved and all paperwork properly filed.

Although Michigan does not recognize "legal separations," there is an action titled "separate maintenance." I also provide dedicated counsel to clients seeking separate maintenance or annulments. If necessary, I provide referrals to other professionals who can meet your reconciliation or counseling needs.

Personal Attention To Your Custody And Support Concerns

From our first meeting through the issuance of your divorce decree to any post-judgment issues, I will work with you personally. You will not be passed off to an assistant. Together, we will establish a plan of action that accounts for your most important concerns, including:

  • Child custody. Taking all steps available to achieve your child custody and parenting time goals so you can continue building these all-important family relationships
  • Child support determination. Ensuring that the child's best interests are considered when determining the amount of child support
  • Accurate spousal support. Ensuring that orders for spousal support, if any, are based on an accurate, complete picture of your financial resources and needs
  • Property division. Providing counsel or referrals on other financial issues that may pertain in your case, such as division of pensions, a bankruptcy or marital home sale

Competence And Credibility In Court

As a dedicated family law attorney, I strive to be a knowledgeable, compassionate resource for men and women facing divorce in or near Macomb County, Michigan. Although I will do everything possible to help you reach a divorce settlement through negotiation, your case may ultimately need to be resolved in court. I am an experienced trial attorney who will fight for you every step of the way.

Call Now For A Free Consultation

Please contact my office for a free initial consultation to discuss your specific case. Or call and speak with me or schedule an appointment at The Law Offices of Julie A. Hlywa at 586-415-0093.

"You guided me through the rough waters very capably, and for that I thank you. Divorce is no picnic, but it helps when you have a good lawyer, and I had the best!" — Margaret M., November 2005