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Saturday, August 15, 2020

How Are Student Loans Handled in a Divorce in Michigan?


There are many issues that people face when it comes to divorce or separation including custody, parenting time and alimony but almost every case involves the division of property and debt. Student loans are handled as part of the property division that must take place in almost every divorce.

How Does a Court Divide Debt Between Parties?

The law regarding division of debt is very similar to the law regarding division of property.  When it comes to dividing debt, most debt, regardless of which party accumulated that debt will be considered marital debt.  Marital debt is divided in a roughly equal manner between the parties.


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Monday, August 10, 2020

How Does Being the Working Parent Affect My Custody Rights?

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Can My Spouse Get a Share of My Lawsuit Proceeds in a Divorce?


If a person is not able to handle their affairs or is deemed legally incompetent, then in most cases, the court will appoint a guardian to handle that person's affairs.  The guardian then can make decisions on that person's behalf for medical care, living arrangements and basically all of the person's affairs.  Because I am a divorce lawyer, a friend consulted me about having one of his client's get divorced because it would benefit the family as far as types of truly needed assistance that could be available to help this client.  The husband and the wife were not living together because the husband was in a nursing home suffering from alzheimer's, the wife was not capable of caring for him and the court appointed the son as his guardian.    

Can a Person Deemed Mentally Incompetent Get Divorced?

There are some situations where it is helpful for a person to get divorced because it will allow them to obtain needed government benefits that can assist with their living expenses and necessities that the person cannot qualify for when married.


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Friday, July 31, 2020

What's the Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody in Michigan?


Child custody arrangements can present specific challenges and bring into question your rights as a parent, even in the most amicable circumstances. Meeting the needs of a child, satisfy the wants of each parent, and legally comply with Michigan’s child custody laws can feel overwhelming, and you may need help from a Michigan child custody attorney.


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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Can a Person With an Appointed Guardian Get Divorced?


If a person is not able to handle their affairs or is deemed legally incompetent, then in most cases, the court will appoint a guardian to handle that person's affairs.  The guardian then can make decisions on that person's behalf for medical care, living arrangements and basically all of the person's affairs.  Because I am a divorce lawyer, a friend consulted me about having one of his client's get divorced because it would benefit the family as far as types of truly needed assistance that could be available to help this client.  The husband and the wife were not living together because the husband was in a nursing home suffering from alzheimer's, the wife was not capable of caring for him and the court appointed the son as his guardian.    

Can a Person Deemed Mentally Incompetent Get Divorced?

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Monday, July 20, 2020

The Ultimate Guide To A Successful Divorce In Michigan


Michigan residents seeking a divorce should retain a skilled Michigan divorce attorney to represent them. While there are do-it-yourself options, the complexities of divorce invariably raise questions that generally demand legal expertise.


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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

How are Michigan Family Law Courts Handling Cases Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?


Michigan's Supreme Court has issued orders that affect the handling of family law cases during the coronavirus pandemic. Families attempting to navigate already stressful divorce and child custody matters may find these changes particularly overwhelming.

Whether your family law case needs to be filed or is currently in progress, working with a


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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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