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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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The Spider’s Web of Divorce and Bankruptcy
Quite often, divorce and money troubles go hand in hand. For some couples, severe money issues can lead to divorce. For others, the divorce is what causes the money issues (for at least one spouse, if not both). When those money issues become severe enough to lead to bankruptcy for one or both of you, the timing of the bankruptcy ...CONTINUE READING
Marriage vs. Moving: A Child Custody Tale of Warning
When you’re a parent with joint custody, you lose one of the most fundamental freedoms that Americans enjoy: the freedom to live where you want to. While it’s not technically part of the Constitution’s list of explicitly-granted freedoms, the right of moving freely around within the country has been 1823, the Supreme Court has maintained solidly that the freedom to ...CONTINUE READING
How the Michigan Divorce Court Evaluates Business Interest
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; ...CONTINUE READING
The Art of Communication with a Distant Child
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 ...CONTINUE READING
5 Essential Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Michigan Divorce Attorney
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 ...CONTINUE READING
How Does a Collaborative Divorce Work?
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 ...CONTINUE READING
How Do You Prove the Validity of Your Prenup in a 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 ...CONTINUE READING
Can Michigan Divorce Decrees Be Appealed or Modified?
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 ...CONTINUE READING
Putting Kids First: How to Divide Time With Children over the Holidays
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 ...CONTINUE READING
Recent Changes to the Michigan Child Support Formula
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, ...CONTINUE READING