- 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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Can you get additional child support if your child attends private school?
Making the choice to separate from a partner is never easy. With that being said, it becomes even harder when a child or children are involved. Emotions aside, there are many logistical factors in place […]CONTINUE READING
Can a judge dismiss my divorce case due to delays?
When you and your spouse have made the decision to divorce, there can be a lot of questions that arise regarding the overall process. The decision to divorce in and of itself is incredibly difficult […]CONTINUE READING
5 Ways to Make Your Divorce Easier on the Children
When you’re battling with your soon-to-be ex-spouse over property, debt, child custody, and support, your attention may naturally be consumed by divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, this can leave your children floundering, with little parental support. How […]CONTINUE READING
How do Custody Decisions Affect the Role of Grandparents?
When a divorce happens, it doesn’t just affect the spouses involved. The ripples extend to the entire family, including children, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and so on. In many divorce situations, extended family will have […]CONTINUE READING
How to Make Joint Custody Work in a Michigan Divorce
Generally speaking, it is in the best interest of children to maintain relationships with both of their parents following a divorce, and this is the presumption Michigan courts operate under unless evidence proves otherwise. The […]CONTINUE READING
How to Prevent Your Divorce from Ruining Your Career
Going through a divorce isn’t like a weekend trip – it’s going to have a major and lasting impact on your life that extends well beyond your personal sphere. Whether you’re the one initiating the […]CONTINUE READING
Step-Parents and Custody Rights in a Michigan Divorce
Marrying someone who has a child or children from a previous relationship brings with it a variety of additional challenges, beyond the run-of-the-mill difficulties many married couples face. Not only can it be hard for […]CONTINUE READING
What Documents are Needed to File for Divorce in Michigan?
Like many other states, Michigan offers no-fault divorce, which means you don’t necessarily need a reason to seek dissolution of marriage and it is relatively easy to obtain a divorce, even if your spouse is […]CONTINUE READING
How do mental health issues impact divorce cases in Michigan?
Divorces are challenging no matter what, but they are made even more complicated if one or both spouses suffer from a mental illness. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, so spouses cannot sue for divorce […]CONTINUE READING
Factors that decrease the likelihood of receiving alimony in a Michigan divorce
Figuring out how to transition after divorce is just one of the many uncertainties when untangling two lives. Alimony can be critical in adjusting to life after divorce, helping to create a solid foundation and […]CONTINUE READING