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Friday, September 16, 2016

Premarital Equity and Divorce in Michigan

One issue that often comes up in relatively shorter term marriages is how to divide any premarital equity in the marital home where one of the parties owned the home before the marriage.  The matter of Boras v Boras, COA 328616, July 21, 2016 (Unpublished), provides an example of how the court typically handles such a situation.
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Divorce and Abandonment in Michigan

I am a divorce lawyer.  My office is located in Auburn Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, close to Rochester and easily accessible to Troy, Birmingham, Clarkston and Holly.  Once in a while someone will ask me a question about whether he or she might be considered guilty of abandonment and how that might affect a divorce.  When it comes to divorces, abandonment is no longer a meaningful legal term (ones actions might be considered with regards to alimony or property division – but it does not mean that someone forfeits his or her rights to the marital estate because of willful absence) however, I recently read a case where a plaintiff tried to use the legal concept of abandonment to stop a wife from inheriting her husband’s estate in probate court, it did not work.


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Friday, November 15, 2013

Judges May Consider Ailmony Prognosticator Programs in Michigan Divorce Cases

I am a divorce lawyer with my office in Auburn Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. My office is centrally located close to Rochester, Rochester Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Troy, Oxford, Clarkston and Oakland Township.  The first time I meet with a potential client, I often use two different “prognosticator” programs to determine an estimate for child support and/or spousal support.  These programs are often relatively accurate with respect to the child support because child support is based upon a formula however the amount of child support varies depending on the number of overnights the children have with each parent.  Alimony or spousal support is based upon fourteen factors and is nor formulaic, however, these programs take some of the factors and apply a formula to those quantifiable factors.  I use the prognosticator as a helpful tool to provide a suggestion regarding the potential range and length of spousal support.Read more . . .


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Comingling Assets Can Defeat Prenuptial Agreements in Michigan

I am a family law attorney, also known a a divorce lawyer, in the Auburn Hills area of Oakland County, Michigan.  I read every case decided by our Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in my area of the law.  On September 11, 2012, the Court of Appeals issued an interesting opinion with regards to how comingling of assets can defeat the intention of an otherwise valid prenuptial agreement.


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