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- DivorceWhen you go through a divorce, your whole world is turned upside down. Divorce can be such a painful experience that psychologists equate the stress to that of the death of a spouse or a child. This is why it is important to have an attorney who is both knowledgeable about the law and who understands the emotional turmoil that you are going through. Because of the emotions involved, you may lose sight of what’s in your best interests. A good attorney will perform the difficult task of telling you what you need to know, whether or not you want to hear it. There are many important issues to be addressed in a divorce: Child Custody Visitation Child Support In Michigan, child support is determined by a formula referred to as child support guidelines. This formula is primarily based upon the parents incomes. This formula can also provide for child care and uninsured health care expenses. Spousal Support One party may be awarded spousal support from the other party. Many factors are considered in determining the appropriateness of spousal support, such as length of marriage, age, potential earning capacity and ability to pay. Property Settlement The property and assets are…
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- Legal PhilosophyEvery attorney has his or her own legal philosophy, it is important that the attorney you choose to represent you has a philosophy that you are comfortable with. A successful attorney/client relationship is built on trust. Therefore, it is critical that you have a good rapport with your attorney. Due to the inherently emotional nature of divorce, it is imperative that you both like and trust your attorney. I view myself as a problem solver. My main goal is to help you obtain a legal result that is suited to your needs, while thoroughly addressing the issues in your case. I attempt to achieve that result at the lowest cost possible. I realize that litigation is expensive and that people need to save their money to invest in their future and the future of their children. I take very seriously my obligation to utilize your resources wisely. My objective is to handle your case properly from the beginning. This reduces your costs, your aggravation and avoids further litigation. When the legal issues are handled correctly from the beginning, you are able to concentrate on healing and moving on with your life. My reputation is very important, and therefore, I believe…
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Will Your Prenuptial Agreement Stand Up in a Michigan Court?
According to the American Psychological Association, roughly 40-50% of all marriages in the U.S. now end in divorce. This is a disheartening statistic, especially when you realize that divorce rates are even higher for subsequent marriages. This is perhaps why prenuptial agreements have become so common. Once the province of wealthy families seeking to dissuade gold-diggers from horning in on ...CONTINUE READING
The Basics of Postnuptial Agreements in Michigan
The concept of the prenuptial agreement is nothing new. In fact, scholars have found evidence of prenuptial agreements dating back as far as ancient Egypt, which means such agreements have been in the works for thousands of years. Whether parents were looking to protect their daughters from destitution in the event of the death of a husband, or wealthy elites ...CONTINUE READING
Negotiating for Parenting Time in Michigan: Important Factors to Consider
When parents separate or divorce, the situation is not only hard on the couple, but also on any children they share. As a parent, you naturally want to continue to have a relationship with your children, even if your marriage or partnership is dissolved, but it’s not always easy to make this happen. With the help of a qualified lawyer, ...CONTINUE READING
How to Obtain a Personal Protection Order in Michigan
It’s never okay for another person to harass you, threaten you, or harm you, and in the state of Michigan, such actions can sometimes be stopped through the use of a Personal Protection Order, or PPO. What is a PPO, exactly, and how do you go about securing one? Here’s what you need to know. What is a PPO? A ...CONTINUE READING
Who Gets Custody of Frozen Embryos in a Michigan Divorce?
Advances in technology have significantly changed the way some couples approach the prospect of parenthood. Everyone knows that as we age, we become less fertile and contend with higher risk factors. However, this may be a moot point now that couples can freeze fertilized embryos for later implantation, preserving the chances for healthy conception at the peak of fertility, even ...CONTINUE READING
How to Manage Your Emotions During a Child Custody Case
Nobody ever said marriage was easy, and raising children can be even more difficult. While children bring joy and wonder to our lives, parenting is undertaking fraught with uncertainty and fear. The responsibility of keeping kids safe and raising them to be capable and confident adults is a heavy burden. It becomes even more difficult when you’re going through a ...CONTINUE READING
The Michigan Adoption Process: What You Can Expect
Up until 1995, adopting a child in Michigan required a legal termination of the rights of birth parents before the adoption process could even begin and the child could be placed with adoptive parents. Further, adoptions could only take place through the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) or state-licensed child-placement agencies. Thanks to changes in state laws, the situation ...CONTINUE READING
An Overview of Michigan Adoption Laws
For some individuals and couples, adopting may turn out to be the best path for starting a family. For others, it is a way to expand an already-established family while also helping abandoned or otherwise needy children in search of a loving home. Adoption may be done domestically or on an international level. Children may come from a parent or ...CONTINUE READING
How Is Property and Debt Divided in a Michigan Divorce?
During the course of a marriage, even a relatively short one, you and your spouse might accumulate a lot. Not only could you build a life that includes homes, cars, furniture, bank accounts, and a lot of other assets, but you might also rack up quite a bit of debt in the process, including a mortgage and any number of ...CONTINUE READING
How Do I Go About Adopting My Stepchild in Michigan?
There is a growing culture of blended families that feature children from multiple unions, or children being raised by one natural parent and his/her new spouse. It’s not surprising in such situations that stepparents would become interested in adopting the children they’re helping to raise. Being a good parent doesn’t necessarily require you to share DNA with a child – ...CONTINUE READING