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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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Why Hiding Assets in Divorce is Not Worth the Risk
Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means spouses need not prove wrongdoing of some sort in order to seek legal separation. Although Michigan is not a community property state, the courts do strive to equitably divide assets and debts in divorce. This does not mean that assets will necessarily be divided equally, and factors affecting the decision to end ...CONTINUE READING
When is the Right Time to Introduce a New Partner to Your Child after Divorce?
The nuclear family has slowly given way to blended families, in which divorced parents remarry to create a yours, mine, and ours situation. While this can yield truly positive results, there can be a naturally […]CONTINUE READING
Changing Domicile in a Michigan Child Custody Case
There are any number of reasons why a divorced parent may want to relocate a significant distance away from the area in which both parents currently reside, potentially including a job offer, a desire to […]CONTINUE READING
The most common Michigan divorce myths
Making the decision to divorce rarely comes easily. Unfortunately, friends, family members, co-workers, and even acquaintances can sometimes make the decision that much more difficult. After confiding in loved ones that you and your partner […]CONTINUE READING
What role does your prenup play in a Michigan divorce?
Even though it can be a difficult conversation to have before getting married, many couples ultimately decide to enter into a prenuptial agreement before they say, “I do.” This is common among couples who already […]CONTINUE READING
How to discuss a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse
When the champagne stops pouring, and the excitement of an engagement begins to dwindle, many soon-to-be married couples find themselves faced with a lot of choices regarding their upcoming nuptials. Venue selection and floral arrangements […]CONTINUE READING
What Happens when Divorced Parents Disagree on Child Vaccinations?
Whether you believe that vaccinations help children avoid harmful and even fatal diseases or you’re worried about potential side effects that could be even more damaging, you have the right, as a parent, to make […]CONTINUE READING
Do You Need a Formal Court Order for Child Support?
When it comes to divorcing couples, no two scenarios are exactly alike. Some couples go through incredibly contentious divorces that drag on for months as they bicker over every detail. Others can complete the process […]CONTINUE READING
3 Common Financial Issues to Watch Out for in a Divorce
Divorce is an act of permanent separation, and it includes more than merely separating yourself from your spouse. You’re not only turning one household into two and diverging your paths in life, but you also […]CONTINUE READING