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Next to death,
divorce and child custody disputes are some of the most stressful experiences anyone can have.
Think about what you want and what you need.
You want to know that you’re making sound, informed decisions. You want you and your children to be okay and you want to have enough money to live on until retirement. What you need is someone to explain your options clearly and guide you toward making the best choices as you move into the next stage of your life.
It’s probably hard for you to believe now,
but you will get through this stage of your life.
Litigation can be more time-consuming and expensive than mediation, but sometimes it’s your only option. Austin+Koffron will help you get your life back on track.


If you're considering divorce, you need an experienced divorce attorney on your side. Austin+Koffron has many years of experience dealing with all sorts of divorce cases, from the relatively simple to the complex. We'll help you navigate the divorce process and fight for what's fair.People choose to go to court when:They can’t come to an agreement on the basic issues.

There is a power imbalance or abuse.

Mediation has failed.

There are complex assets to be divided.
Under Michigan law, if you choose to go to court,
you'll have either a contested or uncontested divorce
"What's the difference between contested and uncontested?"An uncontested divorce
means that you and your spouse agree on all of the key issues in your divorce. If you have an uncontested divorce, you can avoid going to trial and can instead work out an agreement between yourselves. Once you have reached an agreement, you'll need to file divorce paperwork with the court and attend a brief hearing.
A contested divorce
means that you and your spouse cannot agree on one or more important issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony, division of property, or division of debt. If you have a contested divorce, you will have to go to trial, and a judge will make the decisions for you.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, Austin+Koffron will be with you every step of the way.
Contact us today to learn more about our divorce services.
No one should be threatened with, or intimidated by, having to go to court. But resolving your case will require cooperation, careful decision-making, and knowledge of the legal process. Our litigation practice is built with a firm understanding of the law, an appreciation of the long-term effects of decisions, and an ability to remain objective even in the most emotionally charged cases.
More about contested divorceContested Divorce

Even people fully committed to reaching a negotiated resolution can find themselves in formal litigation if their spouse or former partner is too full of hatred, self-interest, or a desire for vengeance to equally participate in the settlement process.

While we are committed to and optimistic about reaching a good faith resolution in all of our cases, our clients will not be taken advantage of. You deserve more than complacency or reliance on “what has always been done” when your wealth, your reputation, the home environment of your children, and your chance at building a better future for yourself are being threatened with litigation.

Our litigation strategy is built on a strong foundation of legal knowledge, a firm understanding of the long-term effects of decisions, and the ability to remain objective even in the most emotionally charged cases. With careful decision-making, foresight, and strategic planning, Austin+Koffron will work with you to build a litigation plan which can withstand the complexities of your unique circumstances.

Not every family needs a courtroom to resolve disputes. But if yours does, contact us to set up a consultation.
Not every family needs a courtroom to resolve disputes. But if yours does, contact us to set up a consultation.


More about uncontested divorceUncontested Divorce

When individuals are able to effectively communicate and reach an understanding of what needs to be done in order to reach their common goals, the last thing anyone needs is to have that calm disrupted by the presence of an attorney. But it is sometimes difficult to find the words that accurately reflect your mutual intentions. Sometimes one or both of you wonder if you’ve covered all your bases.

You may have already put in the hard work of analyzing and negotiating a mutually beneficial agreement with your spouse. But writing up enforceable legal documents is not a skill people are born with. Attempting to do the legal paperwork yourself can be a daunting task, especially when the agreement you reached simply doesn’t fit with the fill-in-the-blank paragraphs.

Getting legal help to finalize matters doesn’t mean you are “lawyering up.” No matter what stage of negotiations you are in, or what level of complexity your case involves, we are here to help. Contact us to set up a consultation.
Both parents should be involved in their children’s lives as much as possible. This means that both parents should be involved in decisions about their children, and both should have equal parenting time.There's no hierarchy in co-parenting.
We'll help you sort them out.Money or property issues?• Conservatorship disputes
• Contempt and Show Cause matters
• Jurisdictional disputes
• Post-Judgment matters
• Probate matters
• Property distribution disputes
• Spousal support (alimony)
• Trust disputes
• Will contests
Get help with:• Custody and visitation
• Parenting time
• Paternity actions
• School choice disputes
• Vacation time
• Child support disputes
If it's personal,we can help.