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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Determining What is and What is Not Marital Property

If you are going through a divorce in Michigan, you may be worried about how the divorce will impact you financially. Divorce can be devastating to a person’s finances in both the short-term and the long-term. You will get to keep the property the court decides is your separate property, but the court will distribute the marital property between you and your spouse.


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Friday, September 22, 2017

What to Consider When Negotiating for Parenting Time


You negotiate parenting time in Michigan during a divorce, a paternity action or a family support case. If you are going through one of these legal proceedings, you need to know what to consider when negotiating for parenting time. An experienced Read more . . .


Monday, August 28, 2017

My Spouse Wants a Post-Nuptial Agreement - Is This a Good Idea?


When you get married it is natural and advisable to think about what you want your marriage to look like. Even in the happiest of marriages, a spouse might want to set some things down in writing. The most important question to ask when your spouse asks you to sign a post-nuptial agreement is: WHY? There are many reasons to enter into a prenuptial agreement, but once you are married, you should question why your spouse wants to change the rules.

Make sure you understand why your spouse wants you to sign a post-nuptial agreement, and get good legal advice before you agree to anything. Under Michigan law, many post-nuptial agreements are invalid as a matter of law, for the reason that they are against public policy.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

Considering a Separation Agreement? Here’s What You Need to Know


Michigan does not have “legal separation” in the usual sense of the term. In Michigan, once you marry, you are either a married couple that lives together or a married couple that lives apart. A married couple that wants to live apart from each other can have a formal, written separation agreement, but they do not have to. Most separation agreements in Michigan are actually settlement agreements for divorces. A settlement agreement contains the terms the couple wants to live by when the judge grants the divorce.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How is Spousal Support Determined in Michigan?


When going through a divorce, people are usually concerned about the future. Will they be financially ruined by the divorce? Will they have enough means to live on and pay their bills? Will they receive or have to pay alimony? How is spousal support determined in Michigan?

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Should You Mediate Your Divorce?


When we think about divorce, the image of two angry, bickering spouses often comes to mind. The fact of the matter is, many divorcing couples are able to behave in a civil manner and are more interested in moving on than in making each others’ lives a living hell. In those cases, talking with a Read more . . .


Friday, June 30, 2017

Our Son Is Going Through a Bitter Divorce and We Are Afraid of Not Seeing Our Grandchildren - What Are Grandparents’ Rights in Michigan?


Nobody wants to see a marriage end, especially when the relationship is beyond repair and children are involved. Grandparents occupy a unique space during a divorce, serving as a supportive and loving place for children and grandchildren alike. In some cases though, one divorcing spouse may exercise such control over the children that grandparents may fear losing touch with their grandchildren. In these cases, it is helpful to discuss the situation with an experienced Read more . . .


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Our Kids Are Growing Up. Can We Modify Our Custody Order?


Our Kids Are Growing Up. Can We Modify Our Custody Order?

One of the greatest joys of having children is watching them grow and thrive. As children grow, however, they need things around them to change in order to fit their new abilities and roles—everything from new shoes to fit their feet to new custody arrangements to fit their schedules and growing sense of independence.

While a child custody order sets rules for your co-parenting of your children, it is not set in stone. The order can be changed to reflect the changing nature of your growing children and your family.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Looking to Calculate Child Support? Michigan Just Made it Easier…


Calculating child support can be a daunting task. Under the law, the calculation must take into account both parents’ income and expenses, as well as various other factors relating to the child’s unique financial needs (e.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

FAQ About the Appeals Process in Michigan


An unfavorable ruling on the trial court level is not necessarily the end of the case. Fortunately, the Michigan court system is designed to allow for judicial review of lower court orders, and reversal is possible under certain circumstances.


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thinking of Moving the Kids Out-of-State?: What you need to know about relocation in Michigan


As a general principle, parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children – including where they will live and with whom. However, when a custody order is in place and/or one parent objects to the possible relocation of the children with the other parent, this fundamental right becomes restricted in certain ways. In today’s post, we explore the notion of parental relocation in Michigan, including the limitations, duties and parameters set by the law as pertaining to divorced or separated parents wishing to move out-of-state or abroad. As always, if you have a question about this highly-nuanced area of the law, do not hesitate to contact us today!

Relocation basics

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