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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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Expedited: How to Get Your Divorce Over With Quickly

March 30, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

No sane person wants to spend years or even months muddling through an extended divorce — but not many people are terribly clear on what can be done to speed things up. Here’s the best advice Gucciardo Family Law has for people who want an expedited divorce in a state that doesn’t have those laws. Investigative Cynicism The single biggest ...

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The Crime of Wiretapping Your Spouse

March 27, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

A December article in the ABA Journal came to a fascinating and dangerous conclusion recently: they determined that spying on your spouse by putting an auto-forward on their email account (so that you automatically receive copies of emails sent to them) is a violation of the Federal Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act. The idea that spying on your spouse is ...

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The Three Phases of a Modern Divorce

March 24, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is a large, scary subject that intimidates most people who have to experience it. But while every divorce is complicated and some are downright frightening, it’s often more a matter of facing the unknown than anything else. So we at Gucciardo Family Law thought it might help if we offered a short summary of the divorce process at a ...

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So You Think Your Spouse Wants a Divorce…

March 20, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Sometimes, a divorce filing comes out of the clear blue sky, and the only warning you have is the phrase “you’ve been served.” But more often than not, you know. You might not want to admit it, but you know. Unfortunately for many, that desire to avoid admitting the end is near keeps them from taking important steps that can ...

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