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Saturday, April 17, 2021

What Happens to My Inheritance if I Get Divorced in Michigan?


Facing a divorce or a separation is one of the more, if not the most, stressful and difficult events that a person will have to navigate in their life.  There are so many different issues that may arise including custody, visitation (or parenting time as it is called in Michigan), child support, alimony, division of property and how to handle debts, just to name some.  One issue that comes up relatively often is what happens to an inheritance when there is a divorce.

This falls under the label of property division.  In Michigan divorce, property is first sorted into categories.


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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Is the Wedding Ring or Engagement Ring Marital Property in Michigan?


As a family law attorney (divorce lawyer) in Michigan, I handle all aspects of divorce, post-divorce and even pre-marriage issues.  One issue that is addressed in virtually every case is the division of property and debts.  The following provides an analysis of how property and debts are divided in most cases, then applies that analysis to the wedding or engagement ring.

Typically, the property must be put into one of two categories, married or separate.  Any property, money, or income that comes into the marriage through the efforts of either spouse will be considered marital property.


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Three Tips for a High Net Worth Divorce


People going through a high net worth divorce need to think about all the usual divorce issues as well as additional things that can be unique to this type of case. A Michigan divorce attorney can develop a strategy and advocate for you in a high net worth divorce.


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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

How Is a High Net Worth Divorce Different?


High net worth divorces are often different from a typical divorce in several ways. It is more likely that a high net worth divorce will involve things like prenuptial agreements, business interests, multiple income streams, and inheritance issues. A


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Do I Have to Sell My House in a Divorce?


There are many issues that must be resolved when handling a divorce case in Michigan.  One issue that is often very difficult for the parties is how to handle the marital home.  The value in the marital home is often one of the biggest assets that a married couple may have.  In addition, there are often sentimental issues involved.  One party may feel that they were the spouse that contributed most to the acquisition or development of the property or one party will want to keep the home to provide continuity for the children and keep them in the same school district.


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Monday, March 15, 2021

Four Ways You Can Help Your Attorney With Your Divorce Case


Going through a divorce can be filled with anxiety and uncertainty. You might feel as if you are not in control of your life or future. While it is true that some aspects of the divorce are not within your control, there are four ways you can help your attorney with your divorce case. A


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Friday, March 5, 2021

Tips for Keeping Your Separate Property Separate


In a Michigan divorce, marital property is subject to equitable division. The term “equitable” means that the property division should be fair. However, “fair” does not always mean equal. A judge may not order a 50-50 split of marital property. A


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Should I Tell My Divorce Lawyer Everything?


When you walk into a lawyer’s office to get a divorce, you most likely dread having to tell the lawyer about things that do not portray you in a flattering light. By the time the divorce is over, you might feel stripped bare of your privacy if your spouse reveals highly personal information about you and the marital relationship. One of the many questions you have at this time might be, “Should I tell my divorce lawyer everything?”

The answer is yes, you should tell your attorney all the relevant facts, but no, you should not make statements that put your lawyer in the position of having to disclose things like threats to harm or kill your spouse or commit some other crime. A


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

What Happens If You Fire Your Divorce Attorney


The slow process of contested divorce cases in Michigan increases tensions among divorcing parties and often creates angst between clients and their attorneys.

The high stress of divorce places people on a roller coaster of emotions, and involved parties may strongly question or disagree about strategy, timeline, efficacy, and expense. It’s not uncommon for an attorney-client relationship to fall apart during divorce proceedings.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

When Going Through a Divorce, Who Gets the House?


Michigan law allows you to agree with your spouse about the division of assets. A judge must approve of your proposed property distribution. If you cannot agree on who will get specific assets, like the home, a judge will have to make the decision for you after evaluating multiple factors. A


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Thursday, February 4, 2021

How Are 401Ks Handled in a Divorce?


What happens to a person’s 401(k) account when going through a divorce can determine whether they will have enough money when they retire one day. You need to make sure that you do not have to give your spouse more than his or her fair share of your account, and that you get everything that you deserve from their account. A


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