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Domestic Partnerships in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jan 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you and your partner have lived together and portrayed yourself as though you are married, you may think you have entered into a domestic partnership or a civil union. Most states no longer recognize this type of domestic arrangement but some still do.  At North Oakland County Michigan Divorc...

Michigan Divorce FAQ's Updated

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Jan 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Whether your divorce is contentious or not, whether you have children or not, whether you have a lot of assets or not, whether just about anything, there is one common theme among all divorce: it is emotionally taxing. Under those circumstances, it can be easy to overlook an important matter or t...

Parenting Time Plans in Michigan

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

Michigan Parenting Plan Guide We all want to make sure our children are not hurt by a divorce, separation, or breakup.  Michigan courts also want to do their part to make sure that parents get quality time with their children because it is believed that the children, absent a valid reason like s...

interstate Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

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

Michigan Divorce Lawyer for Divorces Across State Lines Sometimes spouses live in different states. Various reasons exist for these living situations to occur. It could be work-related or it could be because they have separated. It happens often when couples live on the border of another state, ...

Emergency Custody in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Nov 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Emergency Child Custody Lawyer in Michigan You never want to be in a situation where your child is at risk of harm from the other parent. But it can happen.  Harm materializes in different ways, from physical violence to kidnapping to parental substance abuse. In Michigan, options are available ...

Failure to Pay Alimony in Michigan

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

When spousal support, also known as alimony, is court-ordered, it has to be paid. Failure to pay spousal support has its consequences. If you are the one ordered to pay, you may have an option: you can file a petition to modify spousal support based on changed circumstances. If you are the one ow...

Overview of Divorce in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Nov 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

The rate of divorce has increased over the years, but that does not make the dissolution of a marriage in Michigan any easier. When a marriage ends, you have decisions you need to make that will affect your future and the future of any children you may share with your ex-spouse. Getting the right...

"Gray" Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

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

Ending a marriage later in life carries with it some considerations that are not necessarily present when you divorce earlier. In Michigan, things like healthcare, insurance, business interests, retirement savings, estate planning, taxes, and Social Security can get complicated. You want to make ...

Michigan Child Custody FAQ's

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Oct 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our child custody lawyer in Oakland County answers frequently asked questions that we receive from new clients.  There is a lot of misinformation about child custody which causes confusion and misunderstanding by the public.  State law vary significantly or subtly on child custody. This blog addr...

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 ...

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