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Property Division Explained

Hand Between Puzzle PiecesUnderstanding how courts divide marital property first requires an explanation of the marital estate. An "estate" in this sense is a paper classification of the property that is considered "marital" as opposed to "separate." Before a court can award each party a fair share of the estate, it must first identify what property belongs in the marital estate and then assign values to the property.  Read More ›

Categories: Divorce

Attorney Presents on Tax Implications of Divorce

​Amanda Dernovshek is co-presenting on a webinar entitled, Tax Implications of Divorce After Tax Reform: Alimony, Property Divisions, Divorce Modifications, Child Credits. Read More ›

Categories: Tax, Tax Disputes

Fault in a No-Fault Divorce State

Broken Wedding RingsWhen a marriage fails, fingers point. Conceptually, the ideas of divorce and blameworthy conduct go hand in hand. Michigan's label as a "no-fault" divorce state tends to obscure the role marital fault might play in a contested divorce.  Read More ›

Categories: Divorce

What can a family law attorney help with?

Family law is an area where decisions made in the heat of the moment can result in irreversible consequences. Despite apparent similarities no two cases are exactly alike and the value of skilled family law counsel is often underestimated as an absolute necessity. Without doubt, choosing the right lawyer is the first step to a fresh start. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce, Post Judgement

Alternatives to Traditional Divorce

Fingers Turning DiceIs there a better way to divorce? Chances are that if you are reading this blog, you are concerned by the word “divorce” and all that it implies. Any sort of upheaval in your personal life, and potentially in your business life, is less than desirable. Are there solutions that provide a better alternative to divorce? Read More ›

Categories: Divorce

Welcome to Your Family Law Advocate Blog

Welcome to Your Family Law Advocate Blog. When family law is mentioned, divorce is often the first thing that comes to mind. Divorce however is only one of a number of regions that encompass this area of law. Read More ›

Categories: Adoption, Custody, Divorce, Post Judgement

Post-Divorce Modifications

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When a couple’s divorce is finalized, both parties receive a court document known as a “judgment of divorce” that states the provisions of the divorce. While a judgment is enforceable by law and must be followed by both parties, it is by no means absolute and can be changed given the right circumstances. As children grow older and jobs change, a judgment may need to be modified in order to accommodate for such changes. If you are in need of a post-divorce modification, attorneys at Foster Swift have the experience to walk you step-by-step through the associated legal processes and advocate for a favorable result on your behalf. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce, Post Judgement

Child Custody Disputes in Divorce

Divorce Custody Word CloudOne of the most distressing issues facing you in divorce involves child custody and parenting time. Child custody disputes can quickly escalate into expensive battles (emotionally and financially) without good planning and experienced legal counsel. This lack of planning often results in painful, emotional damage to your co-parenting relationship and your children. If you find yourself caught up in a family issue that requires legal action, it is imperative that you retain the services of a strong legal team to protect your rights and secure the best resolution for your situation. Read More ›

Categories: Adoption, Custody, Divorce

Small Business Assets in Divorce – The Closely Held Business

HandshakeWho gets the business? How does the business impact the bottom line in dividing assets in a divorce? Are the funds from a business part of the spousal support or child support calculations?  Read More ›

Categories: Divorce

A Survival Guide to Divorce

Divorce PapersAre you thinking of filing for divorce? Or perhaps you were suddenly handed divorce papers and are now being pushed into ending your marriage? Whether it was your idea to divorce or not, the road ahead can have serious bumps, twists, and pitfalls—if you don’t bring a map. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Divorce