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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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Preparing to fight for child custody: what you should know
In divorce, custody practices are put in place to provide children with a seamless transition, ideally allowing them to maintain the standard of living they experienced before the divorce. Parents have every right to make these decisions outside of court. And while parents hope for amenity, custody is often a heated point of contention that requires the court’s help to ...CONTINUE READING
How to determine whether your child support payments are fair
With all the intricate processes and grey areas, it can be hard to be certain of anything when it comes to divorce. One of greatest areas of contention, and thus areas of confusion, is that of children. Custody is one thing, but there will obviously be a financial component when supporting your children. How do you determine child support, and ...CONTINUE READING
How to contest a divorce in Michigan
Divorce can be hard to accept, even more so if the parting is unfriendly or confrontational. Each state differs when it comes to the ways in which you can contest a divorce petition of which you do not agree. And while Michigan is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce, you have options when wanting to challenge a divorce. ...CONTINUE READING
What You Should Know About Division Of Debt Under A Michigan Divorce
Going through a divorce cannot only be emotionally harrowing, it can be confusing if your understanding is unclear on how the debts of you and your spouse are divided. Not only does the judge rule separately on the marital and non-marital debts of the separating couple, they also consider extenuating circumstances. Other factors can also affect the decisions on property ...CONTINUE READING
How Does Pet Custody Work In A Michigan Divorce?
When couples faced divorce in the last century, the typical points of contention included custody of children and asset allocation. While custody agreements were often complicated and debatable, dividing up property and material goods was easier since judges had laws and precedence to guide their decisions. With the dawn of the 21st century, many things became increasingly complex, including the ...CONTINUE READING
Is annulment an option in a Michigan divorce?
With the diversifying of marital options comes the more prevalent reality that some couples must face legal separation, divorce, or annulment. And while separation and divorce are more cut and dry, you might be surprised to find out how annulment laws differ by state. Unlike many states, a legal Michigan annulment is not based on the length of the marriage ...CONTINUE READING
5 Simple Ways to Lower the Cost of Your Divorce
Splitting one household into two is not only emotionally taxing; it also means splitting expenses to support two homes instead of one, and often dealing with additional costs like alimony and/or child support. In other words, divorce can be a costly affair. This doesn’t even include the expense of the process itself, including court fees and hiring a lawyer. The ...CONTINUE READING
Gray Divorce: Who is at Risk?
It’s pretty rare these days to see a couple reach their golden anniversary (50 years), much less the diamond (60) or platinum (70). With more people living longer, you might expect more of these impressive marriage durations, but it turns out the higher divorce rate doesn’t just affect 20-somethings or middle-aged couples experiencing mid-life crises. Gray divorce is a growing ...CONTINUE READING
How to Cope with Conflicting Parenting Styles after Divorce
Even when spouses are emotionally estranged, they may try to stay together for the benefit of children and preserving the family unit. Unfortunately, this tends to make both parents miserable, which is no good for kids in the long run. In some cases, divorce can actually end up being the lesser of two evils, especially if parents get along better ...CONTINUE READING
How to Prove Income for Child or Spousal Support in Michigan
One of the most difficult parts of divorce for a parent is seeing their kids go through the trauma of losing the stability of the family unit, and often, the family home. For a parent unable to provide in the same manner the children are used to, a divorce can be particularly fraught with doubt. If you rely on a ...CONTINUE READING