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Divorce and Business Owners in Michigan.

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Sep 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorce Lawyer in Michigan for Business Owners When a couple divorces in Michigan, their debt and marital property – the property they have accumulated and shared during their marriage – is subject to property distribution. In Michigan, the court will split the martial property in an equitable o...

Property Division in a Divorce in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Sep 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorce is hard enough, but dividing marital property can be even more so. First, we have to identify what is considered marital property, and that can be a contentious process, especially if there's been any commingling of funds between separate property and marital assets. Then, valuation of th...

Are Prenuptial Agreements Valid in Michigan?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jun 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Getting a prenuptial agreement or at least meeting with a family law attorney to find out what you are getting into, is a very good idea.  A prenuptial agreement can protect property that you own before the marriage, including inheritances and it can protect your own income and guard against pote...

How do I Change My Alimony in Michigan?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jun 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Some people seem to think that alimony is no longer an issue in divorce cases but in reality alimony, also known as spousal support is alive and well in Michigan.  Alimony is based upon a variety of factors but the biggest are really the length of the marriage, the education level of the parties,...

Can I Be Forced to Sell My Home in a Divorce?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are so many questions that face a person who is considering divorce or separation.  Those include questions about all aspects of their future, including child custody, parenting time and support, alimony, division of property, how debts will be handled, future financial stability and where ...

Arguing Over Personal Property Can be a Waste of Money

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are many different issues that one may encounter in a divorce case.  There are many issues that are serous and some that are not as serious, so it is important to prioritize your needs and wants and what issues are more important than others.  It does not pay to become bogged down in issues...

Should I Wait to File for Divorce?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jan 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

I am often asked by a potential client or in conversation with people who know that I am a family law attorney the same question, in a variety of different forms that boil down to "Should I Wait to File for Divorce?"  There are several reasons that people may want to wait to file for divorce incl...

What Happens to my 401(k) in a Divorce in Michigan?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jan 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are really three basic issues that can be present in any divorce case: child custody, parenting time and child support, division of property/debt, and alimony known formally in Michigan as spousal support.  The question of what happens to a 401(k) falls into the area of property division. ...

Holiday Season and Parenting Time in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Nov 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The holiday season in Michigan can bring many things; cold weather, office parties, food and sometimes issues about parenting time or custody.  This can often arise when parties are separated and going through a divorce, recently divorced or sometimes it can just be an ongoing problem.  What is ...

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