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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...

Divorce Lawyer in Oakland County, Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Apr 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

The rate of divorce has increased over the years, and much of it has to do with social acceptance of it. Social acceptance, however, does not make the dissolution of a marriage in Oakland any easier. When a marriage ends, you have decisions you need to make that will affect your future and the fu...

Child Support Modification Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Mar 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

When circumstances change, child support can also be changed to accommodate those changed circumstances. But the reasons for modification are limited, must be adequately proven, and must be approved by the court with a new child support order issued to replace the original one. That all takes res...

LGBTQ Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Mar 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

The right to marry means LGBTQ couples also have rights enjoyed by other married couples, like state and federal benefits and inheritance rights. They also have the right to divorce. Navigating a same-sex divorce in Michigan does not have to be any more complex than a traditional divorce, but the...

Paternity Lawyer in Michigan

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

Both parents of a child have the right to build a relationship with the child unless circumstances are such that those parental rights are terminated. When there's a question about paternity, this poses a significant problem because with paternity, not only is there the right to build a relations...

International Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

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

More and more today, the makeup of a family transcends borders. Likewise, the breakup of a married couple also transcends borders. International divorce can pose unique challenges. At North Oakland Michigan Divorce Law, our international divorce attorney based in Michigan understands what these c...

High Net Worth Divorce in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Feb 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

High Net Worth Divorce Lawyer in Michigan High net worth divorces involve couples whose property has a high monetary value. These types of divorces proceed under the same legal principles and procedures but are more complicated given the nature and extent of the property to be divided. High-asse...

Domestic Violence and Divorce Lawyer in Michigan

Posted by Cameron Goulding | Feb 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Understanding How Domestic Violence Impacts Divorce in Michigan Domestic violence in Michigan is persistent and can affect families in deep ways that impact their present and future lives. False accusations of the same are also damaging. In divorce, both occur. In many cases, a cause for the dis...

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 ...

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