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How the Michigan Divorce Court Evaluates Business Interest

May 4, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

One of the most confusing aspects of separation of assets during a Michigan divorce is how the courts figure out the business interest owned by one or both spouses. It’s one thing to distribute a car, a bank account, or a home, where the value is based on factors that are static. But the value of a business isn’t static; ...

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The Art of Communication with a Distant Child

May 1, 2017
Posted in: Child Custody

When your child doesn’t live with you — whether it’s because of custody issues, an unfortunate jailing, or any other reason — it can be tough to maintain communication with them. But study after study have shown that even if it’s long-distance, a child that feels connected to their parent will feel — and do! — better then children who ...

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5 Essential Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Michigan Divorce Attorney

April 27, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

When you find yourself facing down the barrel of divorce, you probably aren’t in your right mind. Whether you’re the instigator or you didn’t see it coming, you might be overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, anger, loss, guilt, embarrassment, and despair. In other words, you probably aren’t thinking clearly and rationally, and this can cause you to make poor decisions ...

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How Does a Collaborative Divorce Work?

April 24, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay front man Chris Martin may have sparked ridicule for announcing their “conscious uncoupling”, rather than a divorce, but they’re not the only modern couple seeking a kinder, gentler means of calling it quits. Many couples, especially with children, are looking for more productive (and less disruptive) ways of ending a marriage so as to do ...

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How Do You Prove the Validity of Your Prenup in a Divorce?

April 20, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Many marriages begin with a prenuptial agreement, a legally binding document signed by both parties entering into the marriage which may spell out terms for both the duration of the marriage and the dissolution of marriage. In most cases, prenups are designed to protect the wealth and assets of one or both parties, amassed prior to the marriage, or to ...

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Can Michigan Divorce Decrees Be Appealed or Modified?

April 17, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Getting a divorce can be a grueling process. Not only are you dealing with the emotional aspects of essentially losing a loved one, but there are more practical concerns to contend with, including division of assets, settling child custody, and the possibility of finding a new living situation. When the process is finally complete and your divorce decree has been ...

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Putting Kids First: How to Divide Time With Children over the Holidays

April 13, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

It’s hard enough trying to work out the day-to-day arrangements with children following divorce. Some families settle on one week with one spouse, the next with the other. Some families go for a mid-week split, or divide up weekdays and weekends. There are instances of joint custody, sole custody, visitation, and all kinds of other custody agreements. Once you’ve got ...

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Recent Changes to the Michigan Child Support Formula

April 10, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

When a couple gets divorced and children are involved, two main issues must be decided regarding the children: child custody and child support. Even in instances of joint custody, a spouse that earns significantly greater income may be required to pay child support in order to ensure that the children continue to enjoy the same lifestyle in both households. Naturally, ...

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Why Hiding Assets in Divorce Is not Worth the Risk

April 6, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Everyone has their little secrets, and when you’re going through a divorce, you may find out all kinds of things about your spouse you never knew. Or perhaps the secrets one or both of you kept during your marriage are one of the reasons for the split. However, you should not even contemplate carrying this duplicity into divorce proceedings. It’s ...

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What Should You Expect During a Consultation With a Divorce Lawyer?

April 3, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

When you get married, there are well-known websites like TheKnot.com to guide you through the planning process. When you have a baby, you’ll probably get three copies of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. What about when you get divorced? Sure, you’ll have plenty of family members, friends, and other concerned parties clamoring to offer up their two cents when ...

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