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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 ...

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...

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