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4 Benefits of Co-Parenting Courses

March 1, 2022
Posted in: Tips

Co-parenting is hard enough even when both parents are on the same page. If you and your co-parent cannot agree about what is best for your child, the situation can quickly become even more complicated. […]


When Should You Choose an Annulment Over a Divorce?

February 10, 2022
Posted in: Annulment

Separating spouses often choose between a divorce or legal separation. The third option for ending a marriage is an annulment. An annulment voids the marriage as if it had never existed. An annulment is only […]


What to Expect When Filing a Paternity Case

February 8, 2022
Posted in: Paternity Case

When an unmarried couple has a child in Michigan, only the mother has primary custody and visitation rights. The father’s rights and obligations are not legally recognized until paternity has been established in court. Filing […]


Tax Season 2022: Are My Alimony Payments Tax-Deductible?

February 3, 2022
Posted in: Alimony, Michigan Law

If you have recently gone through a divorce and are making alimony payments to your ex-spouse, you may wonder if your payments are tax-deductible. The answer is: it depends. Changes to taxes brought by the […]


Spousal Support in Michigan: The Four Different Types (and What They Mean)

February 1, 2022
Posted in: Spousal Support

Every state has its own laws governing spousal support after a marriage ends. The state of Michigan has four different types of spousal support. Whether you’re the spouse paying support or the spouse receiving it, […]


No-Fault Divorce States: Does the Cause of Divorce Matter in Michigan?

January 27, 2022
Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is usually a stressful process. This stress can be made even worse when you need to identify fault and prove it in court. Some states make this step easier with a “no-fault divorce” designation. […]


Can Child Support Be Changed After the Divorce Is Final?

January 25, 2022
Posted in: Child Support

Child support is one of the issues determined in a divorce settlement. A child support payment is based on a percentage of the paying parent’s income. While many matters in the divorce settlement are not […]


What Is Legal Guardianship?

January 18, 2022
Posted in: Tips

You might have heard of “legal guardianship” and been unsure about what this term means. A legal guardian is a person who is appointed to make decisions for another person.  Oftentimes, a legal guardian is […]


What Happens If I Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers?

January 13, 2022
Posted in: Divorce

Even the most amicable divorces are emotionally turbulent. Couples do not always agree about the facts or terms of a divorce. In some cases, only one partner believes that the marriage should end. If the other […]


What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Michigan?

January 11, 2022
Posted in: Divorce

If you are interested in filing for divorce in Michigan, you might have many questions about the process. Most people are unfamiliar with the requirements of divorce proceedings until they or their spouse decide to […]