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When is Divorce During the Holidays a Good Idea?

Divorce During HolidaysHolidays traditionally mean more family time. Yet, divorce may be on your mind this holiday season, and if it is, what should you do about it? There are usually two reasons people do not want to get a divorce during the holidays. First because they do not want to “ruin the last holiday together as a family”, and second because they do not want to engage in a battle during a time intended for peace, family, and love. Read More ›

Categories: Divorce

Can't Agree on Sending Children Back to School?—Seek Legal Counsel

If there is one thing that we have learned from the last six months, it is that the current pandemic has changed nearly all aspects of how we live our lives. One major issue that divides many is whether or not to send children back to school for in-person learning with COVID-19 continuing to surge across the country. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce

Stay at Which Home? Parenting Time in a Pandemic

Frustrated Parents with KidsPublic health guidelines concerning COVID-19 present an inherent tension for many parents whose access to their child is governed by a custody order. Michigan law says that parenting time should be allocated in a way that maintains a strong relationship between the child and each parent. But in these times, where social distancing is public policy, we cannot assume two loving parents shuttling a child between homes is an inherently healthy practice. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce

Family Law Update on Coronavirus

Mom and Kids in QuarantineFor those involved in Family Law disputes, please note that the Michigan Supreme Court has issued an Order dated March 18, 2020, to address the coronavirus outbreak in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s recent orders restricting assembly of persons. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Divorce)

Divorce ProceedingUncertainty is perhaps the unifying feature of all contested divorces. In the midst of it, your future living situation, financial health, and time with the children might all at once seem in doubt. Clarity will come in time. In the interim, to help shine light on the legal process, we offer this primer on divorce procedure.  Read More ›

Categories: Divorce, Post Judgement

Should I Hire a Private Investigator for My Divorce Case?

Camera Equipment on Car seatDivorce releases a range of emotions including regret and sorrow, but sometimes causes feelings of enmity and vengeance. Letting your emotions run your divorce instead of careful strategic thinking can result in unintended consequences. Read More ›

Categories: Custody, Divorce

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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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