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Friday, July 10, 2020

Can My Spouse Get a Share of My Inheritance in a Divorce in Michigan?


Divorce laws vary by state and can include very complicated issues.  One issue that comes up in almost every case is division of property and debts and even this can be very complicated.  If you are considering a divorce, it is a good idea to consult with a 


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Sunday, July 5, 2020

What to Expect During Divorce Mediation in Michigan


Going through a divorce can be stressful. There may be several matters to resolve related to domestic support, children, and property division, depending on the couple’s circumstances. Parties who want to avoid a trial may choose divorce mediation to settle these matters. With the help of a


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Monday, June 29, 2020

Is Michigan the Home State to Get a Custody Order For a Child?


Going through a divorce can be stressful. There may be several matters to resolve related to domestic support, children, and property division, depending on the couple’s circumstances. Parties who want to avoid a trial may choose divorce mediation to settle these matters. With the help of a 


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Thursday, June 25, 2020

What Is Palimony?


When married partners confront divorce, financial uncertainty is a common worry. Most states have clear divorce laws governing the division of assets and debts, as well as strict guidelines determining the amount and duration of future support payments known as alimony.

Upon ending their relationships, unmarried couples living together face similar fears as their married counterparts. Unfortunately, few states afford them the same legal protections as married couples.

Michigan residents preferring cohabitation to marriage should consult with an experienced


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Friday, June 19, 2020

Can You Kidnap Your Own Child?


Parental kidnapping is a crime in the state of Michigan. The other parent can call the police or contact the prosecuting attorney and request that the parent who refuses to allow the parenting time gets charged with the crime of parental kidnapping.

These cases tend to be high-conflict, so you might not want to handle these allegations on your own without a lawyer. A


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Friday, June 12, 2020

Should I Get A Prenuptial Agreement?


Prenuptial agreements are valid and enforceable in Michigan.  This has not always been the case so there are still many people in this state that believe they cannot get a prenuptial agreement.  That is simply not true, they are called post nuptial agreements but all the same, they are enforceable in most circumstances in Michigan.

Should I Get a Prenup?

Frankly, as a divorce lawyer in Oakland County, Michigan, I think that almost anyone who is contemplating marriage should at least consult with a family law attorney to discuss a prenuptial agreement.  Otherwise, you will be entering into a binding contract for life without really knowing the full details of what you are signing up for when you sign that marriage certificate.


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Saturday, June 6, 2020

How Do I Start a Divorce In Michigan?


Making the decision to get a divorce is one of the most stressful things that one can face in life.  There are always a lot of questions about how it will affect you financially and emotionally, if you have children, then the questions expand exponentially.  This blog is intended to address the procedure for starting a divorce case in Michigan.  Of course, we always recommend that before you actually initiate a divorce, even if you do not intend to use an attorney throughout the process, that you at least schedule a consultation with a 


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Sunday, May 31, 2020

What Happens With the Home in a Divorce in Michigan?


There are many issues that one may face when they have to get a divorce.  If there are children, the primary issue will be custody and parenting time and how child support works.  If there is a significant income gap, then alimony or spousal support as it is called in Michigan, will be a major issue.  One issue that comes up in almost all divorce cases is what do we do with the marital home?

There are basically three options.  The first option is to sell the home and divide any proceeds or share any deficiency/debt.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

How Do I Find An Affordable Divorce Lawyer?


The question of how much a divorce will cost is one of the biggest concerns that many people have when faced with the possibility that the marriage might be over.  There are several costs involved in a divorce: the emotional toll, the division of property and debts, potential alimony or spousal support or child support.  Those costs are beyond the scope of this blog and are addressed throughout my website and in previous blogs.  Today I am addressing the issue of attorney fees.

If you have a relatively simple divorce matter and you and your spouse appear to be in agreement about how to handle custody and parenting time or how to divide your property and move forward, then you should be able to find an affordable divorce lawyer.


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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Special Issues Affecting Doctors Getting a Divorce


Divorce can be a difficult process for any couple. However, when one of the spouses is a doctor, there could be special issues that create additional disputes and complexities. A professional practice can be challenging to value. Strict laws regarding who can have an ownership interest in medical practice must be considered and followed.

Additionally, the demands on a medical professional’s time can make scheduling appointments, conferences, and hearings more difficult.


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Saturday, May 16, 2020

What Are Considered Grounds for Divorce in Michigan?


Divorce laws vary by state. If you are considering a divorce, it is a good idea to consult with a Michigan divorce lawyer as soon as possible.


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