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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Grandparents' Rights in Michigan


Q: Can grandparents get visitation rights or be granted custody?

If you’re considering getting divorced in Michigan, and you have minor children, working out the physical and legal custody of the children can become contentious. At stake is not only how much physical time the child will live with each parent but also the degree of legal custody each parent will have.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Pensions Are Treated in a Michigan Divorce


Q: Will my spouse get half of my pension if we divorce?

When you’re getting divorced in Michigan, there are several factors that need to be worked out before your knot is officially untied. 

If you have minor children, you’ll have the often emotionally-charged issues of
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Can I Get a Different Judge in My Divorce Case?


“The mere fact that a judge ruled against a litigant, even if the rulings are later determined to be erroneous, is not sufficient to require . . . reassignment.” In re Contempt of Henry, 282 Mich App 656, 680; 765 NW2d 44 (2009).


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

What Happens if My Husband or Wife Does Not Follow Court Orders in a Divorce?


When someone wants to start a divorce, he or she files a complaint for divorce with the appropriate circuit court.  The court then has authority to issue orders which the parties (the married couple getting the divorce) are required to obey.  Some types of such orders are restraining orders that state neither party is allowed to take money out of bank accounts or run-up credit card debt outside of their best ordinary practices while the divorce case proceeds.  In most instances, the spouse simply obey the court's orders and thing proceed relatively smoothly.  Unfortunately, sometimes one party does not obey the court's orders and further steps are required.
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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lost Sole Custody of Your Children? Four Ways to Regain Your Child Custody Rights


It can be devastating for a parent to lose custody of his or her children. The parent may go through the stages of grief after the court ruling, including denial, anger, and depression. Before giving up hope, talk to a
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Is it Legal to Record My Spouse During a Divorce?


It might be tempting to record conversations your spouse has during a divorce action. However, if you record your spouse’s conversations, you could be facing additional court actions, including criminal charges. Before deciding whether to record your spouse during a divorce, talk with a
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Who Pays the Lawyer in a Divorce?


In most cases in America each litigant (person or group involved in suing or being sued in court) pays for his or her attorney fees regardless of who wins the case.  This is called the American rule when it comes to legal fees, in some other countries, the losing side often has to pay for the other side's attorney fees.  One of the problems with the American rule is that it can lead to inequities when one litigant has more money than the other and can use the threat of a law suit or can stonewall the other because of the difference in the ability to pay the fees.  To avoid this imbalance and potential inequality in a divorce case where one spouse that earns more income or has a greater income earning capacity, the Michigan Legislature has created two legal exceptions to the American rule.  Working with your 


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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Errors Happen When You Don't Use a Lawyer in Your Divorce


Getting a divorce is difficult in many ways from the emotions to the financial strains.  One sure way to make matters worse is to attempt to navigate divorce laws and the legal process without a skilled family law attorney.  There are many technical issues, timelines and rules that must be followed in addition to having an overall knowledge of the divorce laws.  Sometimes, the court or the friend of the court makes an error and if you don't have an attorney that really knows what their doing, that error may go unnoticed and cause serious damage. A 
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Determining Child Custody and Visitation: How to Show the Kids Belong with You


Child custody issues can be emotional and complex. Both parents may believe that it is in the best interest of the kids if the kids stay with them. If your ex-partner is disputing custody, contact a
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

What If I Think My Spouse is Hiding Money?


If a spouse is hiding money, there is often a paper trail that will show money disappearing from an account or other discrepancies like a difference between income the pay records from an employer reflect it is paying the spouse versus what the spouse is actually depositing in the account.  If you file for a divorce, a good family law attorney has several tools available to uncover this information and help recover these funds in the divorce settlement.  


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Is Money From Parents Included in Income for Child Support or Alimony in Michigan?


If you are considering a divorce and have children, then most likely child support will be an issue in the case and depending on the parties incomes (and other factors) alimony might be an issue as well.  The court will determine income differently than the Internal Revenue Service or the State of Michigan.  Before filing for divorce, consult a 
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