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Monday, December 23, 2019

If I Retire, Will Alimony End?


Q: If I Am Ordered to Pay Alimony or Spousal Support, Will it Terminate When I Retire?

If the family court in Oakland, Michigan, has ordered you to pay alimony also known as spousal support in Michigan, then you may wonder whether your obligation will end when you retire.  The answer is maybe.


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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Keeping Your Michigan Divorce Costs Down


Q: Is there anything clients can do to lower the cost of divorce?

If you’re considering getting divorced in Oakland, Michigan, you will likely seek out a divorce attorney that exclusively practices in family law and is compassionate and accessible.

But it’s also important to find an attorney that is affordable and transparent about the


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Considering Getting Divorced After the Holidays in Michigan?


Q: I Am Thinking About Filing For Divorce After the Holidays.  Is There Anything I Should Do Now?

When you’re getting divorced in Michigan, there can be many different issues to resolve.


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Friday, December 6, 2019

Can A Judge Reinstate Alimony?


Q: After Alimony Has Ended, Can A Judge Reinstate It?

If you’re considering getting divorced in Michigan, then you most likely understand that you will have to divide your property and debts as part of the process.  In addition, depending on the facts of your specific case, alimony, or spousal support as it is called in Michigan, may be an issue.
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Monday, December 2, 2019

Can a Move or Job Change Cause a Change in Custody or Parenting Time?


Q: Can a Parent's Move or Job Change Cause a Change in Custody or Parenting Time?

If you’re considering getting divorced in Michigan, and you have minor children, custody and/or parenting time can be a very difficult issue.  Even after the divorce itself is over custody or parenting time may change over the years until the children reach the age of eighteen.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Property Division in a Michigan Divorce


Q: How is property divided in a divorce?

If you are confronted with the posibility of getting divorced in North Oakland, Michigan, you most likely will have property that must be divided.  The property and debt, regardless of whose name it is in, will have to be divided and this can be a difficult analysis in some cases.
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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Handling Debt Division in a Divorce


Q: How is debt handled in a divorce?

If you’re considering getting divorced in North Oakland, Michigan, you might have an idea about the issues you need to work out with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, but there may be unexpected issues, too. 

Even if you don’t have the added emotional burden of working out
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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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