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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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Resolution options for child custody agreements during the holidays
The topic of child custody is rarely easy for divorced couples to navigate. With that being said, it is important for parents to try to come to an agreement without getting the courts involved and […]CONTINUE READING
How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed how the IRS taxes alimony
The subject of alimony can be incredibly confusing for those who have made the decision to divorce. As a court-ordered provision, alimony is a payment made by a supporting ex-spouse to his or her dependent […]CONTINUE READING
How to keep your divorce from impacting your career
Divorce is not a small occurrence. It is something that creates lasting change in the lives of those affected. Aside from the obvious changes like housing, marital status, financials, and relationships with family and friends, […]CONTINUE READING
Does family law in Michigan protect against hidden assets?
When a couple decides to divorce in Michigan, it is rarely a spur of the moment decision. Usually, the decision to divorce is made after a series of events or unresolved disagreements. Unfortunately, by this point, trust has often been broken for both parties involved. In regard to allocating and distributing assets, broken trust often leads to the concern that ...CONTINUE READING
Handling Child Support in Joint Custody Situations in Michigan
When parents seek divorce, it’s only natural for both parents to want to preserve their relationships with children. Unfortunately, when a household divides, the parents will generally have to find a workable means of splitting […]CONTINUE READING
Child Support and Imputed Income Basics in Michigan
When most people decide to bring children into the world, they do so with the full intention of supporting them in every way imaginable – physically, emotionally, and financially. However, as parents divide the household […]CONTINUE READING
How disagreements between parents sharing custody get resolved
Divorce is hard on couples. When kids are in the equation, divorce is often even harder. Along with deciding on who gets what in regard to material possessions, many Michigan parents often have to decide […]CONTINUE READING
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 […]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