- What We Do
- 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…
- Who We Are
- 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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Why is mediation usually less expensive than litigation?
When a happily-ever-after marriage doesn’t follow the script, the story often ends in divorce. To calm contentious waters, couples must consider settlement and while litigation is a common outcome, mediation is another option. This non-binding […]CONTINUE READING
How Coronavirus Could Impact Your Family Court Case in Michigan
As a Michigan resident, you are no doubt well aware of the Executive Order requiring citizens to “stay home, stay safe” until April 30th (and potentially longer, according to an announcement from Governor Gretchen Whitmer […]CONTINUE READING
Factors that a judge considers in a move-away custody case
You were in a once-happy marriage and relationship that appeared to have all the right ingredients to last a lifetime, and you built a foundation for a long and fulfilling future. But somewhere along the […]CONTINUE READING
Why do women seek divorce at a higher rate than men?
It is a generally known statistic that roughly half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce but did you know that nearly 70 percent of those are initiated by women? And college-educated women […]CONTINUE READING
How to dissolve a domestic partnership or civil union in Michigan
When you find that perfect someone you want to spend your life with, the most common avenue in legal terms is through marriage. However, alternatives in today’s progressive world include civil unions and domestic partnerships. […]CONTINUE READING
Choosing between settlement and litigation in a Michigan divorce
The long-held tradition of marriage is one of life’s biggest moments for many people, with visions of happiness, wonderful moments, a family, and memories lasting a lifetime. Unfortunately, the storybook romance doesn’t always stick to […]CONTINUE READING