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Who Gets the Dog in a Michigan Divorce?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

From alimony (or spousal support as it is called in Michigan) to child custody, parenting time and property or debt division, divorce or separation is likely to affect every aspect of a person's life.  One issue that I have often come across as a family law attorney in Oakland County, Michigan is...

Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer if I am Mediating My Case?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Sep 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorce Laws & Procedure Evolve Over Time Divorce and the laws that govern it, with regards to the outcomes of a case as well as the procedure itself, continue to evolve over time.  Where once it was almost routine that one parent would be granted primary physical custody and the other would ess...

What Happens If I Inherit Money During a Divorce?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Aug 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are many issues that one must face when dealing with a divorce or separation, some cases involve custody or alimony but almost all cases deal with some sort of property and/or debt division.  There are many nuances to divorce law and some it can be very counter-intuitive.  The pressure of a...

Can I Get Joint Custody of My Kids in a Divorce?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jul 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The most difficult issue in many divorce cases, is how to handle custody of the children.  There are actually two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody as well as a parenting time schedule.  Generally, legal custody refers to the ability to have a say in the child's upbringing, suc...

Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jul 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Should I Get A Prenuptial If you are considering marriage you have probably at some point thought about whether you should get a prenuptial agreement.  If you live in the State of Michigan, then you should strongly consider getting a prenuptial agreement.  Many people do not realize that when th...

What Happens to Family Heirlooms in a Divorce?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jul 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

As part of the divorce process, every aspect of one's family and financial life must be addressed.  This includes a long laundry list of potential issues including custody, parenting time, restrictions on parenting time, child support, alimony, division of debt, division of property, insurance - ...

How Do They Determine Child Support in Michigan?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jun 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorces that involve families with minor children are often the most emotionally challenging and require the resolution of many issues.  The primary concern should always be the best interests and welfare of the children which requires careful consideration of custody (legal and physical), paren...

Filing and Serving Divorce Papers in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jun 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

You have to follow the procedural and substantive laws in Michigan to get a divorce. Procedural rules deal with things like the number of days you have to do something. Substantive law has to do with things like how to calculate a parent's child support obligation. Working with a lawyer can help...

What Can I Do About My Spouse's Spending?

Posted by Cameron Goulding | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

This blog is dedicated to family law and divorce cases.  There are many issues that can lead to a divorce, one very common issue is family finance.  There are many aspects of family money management that can lead to serious problems and differences for married couples and frankly any couple in re...

3 Alternatives To Divorce Litigation

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Apr 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do you fear battling your spouse in a Michigan divorce court? You may want to consider an approach apart from litigation. When consulting with a Michigan divorce attorney, ask what avenues are available for dissolving your marriage. Many couples have found that they can save themselves time, mo...

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