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No Fault Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Oct 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Whether you have a lot of assets and children or no assets and no children, divorce is hard. When it breaks down, in most cases, you don't have to prove one spouse was at fault. No-fault divorces are the most common type of divorce today as opposed to fault-based divorces. To have the divorce app...

Child Custody Modification Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Oct 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody can be a contentious topic for many parents. That said, many parents are also able to arrive at a custody agreement together. Once a custody or visitation order has been issued, it is enforceable. Not fulfilling each parent's respective obligations can result in both criminal and ci...

Fault and Divorce in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Oct 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

All states now have some form of no-fault divorce.  This means when a marriage is irretrievably broken or the spouses have irreconcilable differences, they can divorce in Michigan without a judge or jury having to find fault. Fault however can still play a part in division of property and/or the ...

Child Support Enforcement Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Sep 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

How to Enforce Child Support in Michigan You have been awarded child support in Michigan, now what? Or, you have been receiving child support but payments stopped, now what? So many parents depend on the financial support they receive through these court-ordered payments, so it is important that...

Divorce Mediation Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Sep 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Michigan is easy. It's just more efficient and allows you, rather than a judge, to determine – through negotiation and compromise – decisions that will affect you. You should go into the mediation process knowing what to expect and not to expect.  At North Oakland Divorce Law, our divorce attorn...

Child Support Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Aug 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

A child has the right to emotional and financial support from both parents. One parent should never have the financial burden alone to support the child. If both parents and the child do not live together, the court will order child support. There are many different scenarios that can make the pr...

Adoption Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jul 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Adoption of a child can bring so much joy to all parties involved. The process of adoption, however, can be a long, tedious one. With the help of an adoption attorney in Michigan, you may be able to bypass many issues that other hopeful parents encounter. At North Oakland Michigan Divorce Law, o...

Failure to Pay Child Support in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jul 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Once a court orders child support, the parent is required by law to pay it. When a parent stops paying it, there are consequences. Of course, many reasons exist why a parent may stop, but if it is because of a substantial change in circumstances, that parent should immediately go through the cour...

Child Custody Enforcement Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jun 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody is a general term used to address parents' legal and/or physical custody of their child. Other terms with more specific definitions are used throughout the United States, for instance the term "parenting time" is used in Michigan. Regardless of the legal term, we all understand that...

Guardian Ad Litem FAQ's

Posted by Cameron Goulding | May 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Providing what's best for a child is sometimes blurred by emotion, assumptions, and misunderstandings. Whether it is a custody dispute, adoption dispute, or another issue with a child, including an adult child with a disability, a Guardian ad litem (GAL) may be appointed in Michigan to represent ...

Child Custody Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | May 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Both parents have the constitutional right to custody of their child, and that's typically the preference of the courts. The idea is a simple one: each child and parent has the right to develop their relationship. Barring any serious issues like abuse or neglect, child custody is a right both par...

Postnuptial Agreements in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | May 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Postnuptial agreements in Michigan are not as widely known or used as prenuptial agreements, but they are just as important in terms of the protection they can offer, and just as damaging when not entered into fairly. At North Oakland Michigan Divorce and Family Law, PLC, our postnuptial attorne...

Prenuptial Agreements in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | May 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Prenuptial agreements in Michigan are frequently misunderstood. They are not just important tools to use to protect yourself and your assets going into a marriage; they offer transparency, and that's a good place to start a marriage. At North Oakland County Michigan Family Law, PLC, our family l...

UCCJEA Attorney in Oakland County, Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Apr 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Are you in the middle of a dispute with the other parent about which jurisdiction applies in your child custody and child support case? Today, families are mixed and varied. A father may live in one city or another state while the mother lives in another city or another state entirely. These situ...

Military Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Apr 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Military Divorce Lawyer in Michigan When one or both spouses are members of the Armed Services and one or both of you are considering a divorce, the mere fact that you are in the military adds an extra layer of consideration. There are unique issues that must be addressed. How you address those ...

GM Buyouts and Divorce, Pre-Divorce and Post-Divorce

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Apr 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

The question is how taking a buyout from General Motors might be an issue for a divorcing or divorced individual.  There are a number of factors that will have an impact on this issue as well.  In this blog, I will go through three simple hypothetical situations and explain how the different situ...

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