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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 ›

Categories: Divorce

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