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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

What Can I Do About My Spouse's Spending?


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 finances.  There are many aspects of family money management that can lead to serious problems and differences for married couples and any couple that resides together.  One such problem is the issue of spending.

Often one spouse is much more conservative about saving money and budgeting than the other spouse.


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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Should You Hire a Divorce Attorney if You Are Mediating Your Divorce?


You and your spouse have decided to divorce in Michigan, but want to avoid litigating the matter in divorce court. Mediation is an alternative you might consider.

 


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Thursday, April 29, 2021

How Can a Lawyer Help You Leave a Domestic Violence Situation?


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that nearly 20 people in the United States are physically abused every minute by an intimate partner.

Yet, for victims of abuse, fleeing domestic violence can be equally as terrifying as remaining with their abuser. Fears about where to go, how to get financial support, and what to do about children and family pets can be emotionally paralyzing.

For those needing to escape domestic abuse, seeking help from an attorney can be the first step toward safety.


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Friday, April 23, 2021

3 Alternatives To Divorce Litigation


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


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Saturday, April 17, 2021

What Happens to My Inheritance if I Get Divorced in Michigan?


Facing a divorce or a separation is one of the more, if not the most, stressful and difficult events that a person will have to navigate in their life.  There are so many different issues that may arise including custody, visitation (or parenting time as it is called in Michigan), child support, alimony, division of property and how to handle debts, just to name some.  One issue that comes up relatively often is what happens to an inheritance when there is a divorce.

This falls under the label of property division.  In Michigan divorce, property is first sorted into categories.


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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Is the Wedding Ring or Engagement Ring Marital Property in Michigan?


As a family law attorney (divorce lawyer) in Michigan, I handle all aspects of divorce, post-divorce and even pre-marriage issues.  One issue that is addressed in virtually every case is the division of property and debts.  The following provides an analysis of how property and debts are divided in most cases, then applies that analysis to the wedding or engagement ring.

Typically, the property must be put into one of two categories, married or separate.  Any property, money, or income that comes into the marriage through the efforts of either spouse will be considered marital property.


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Three Tips for a High Net Worth Divorce


People going through a high net worth divorce need to think about all the usual divorce issues as well as additional things that can be unique to this type of case. A Michigan divorce attorney can develop a strategy and advocate for you in a high net worth divorce.


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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

How Is a High Net Worth Divorce Different?


High net worth divorces are often different from a typical divorce in several ways. It is more likely that a high net worth divorce will involve things like prenuptial agreements, business interests, multiple income streams, and inheritance issues. A


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Do I Have to Sell My House in a Divorce?


There are many issues that must be resolved when handling a divorce case in Michigan.  One issue that is often very difficult for the parties is how to handle the marital home.  The value in the marital home is often one of the biggest assets that a married couple may have.  In addition, there are often sentimental issues involved.  One party may feel that they were the spouse that contributed most to the acquisition or development of the property or one party will want to keep the home to provide continuity for the children and keep them in the same school district.


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Monday, March 15, 2021

Four Ways You Can Help Your Attorney With Your Divorce Case


Going through a divorce can be filled with anxiety and uncertainty. You might feel as if you are not in control of your life or future. While it is true that some aspects of the divorce are not within your control, there are four ways you can help your attorney with your divorce case. A


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Friday, March 5, 2021

Tips for Keeping Your Separate Property Separate


In a Michigan divorce, marital property is subject to equitable division. The term “equitable” means that the property division should be fair. However, “fair” does not always mean equal. A judge may not order a 50-50 split of marital property. A


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