How to Prepare for the Adoption Process as a Step-Parent in Michigan
Adopting your step-child can be a momentous occasion for you, the child, and your family overall. Besides the legal benefits your step-child will obtain through the process, adoption represents you accepting them into your life […]CONTINUE READING
When Should You Seek a Second Opinion for Your Divorce Case?
You might have heard of patients who get second opinions when their doctor or surgeon recommends a particular course of treatment. Similarly, if your car breaks down and a mechanic insists a costly repair is […]CONTINUE READING
What to Do if Your Ex-Partner Is Spending Child Support Money on Themselves
Child support payments exist to ensure that your child has the resources necessary to grow and thrive. This money can be spent on food, education, clothing, housing, or even luxuries, as long as it is […]CONTINUE READING
What Makes a Prenup Invalid?
A prenuptial agreement is a contract, and like any contract, it can be enforced by the courts — assuming it was entered in good faith by both parties and doesn’t violate state or federal law. However, […]CONTINUE READING
Private Adoption vs. Agency Adoption: How Do They Differ?
If you are planning to adopt a child in the US, you have two major options: private adoption or agency adoption. Both exist to place a child with a family that will raise them as […]CONTINUE READING
Is Michigan a Community Property State?
When you get married, what happens to your assets? Just as importantly, what happens to those same assets if you get divorced? The answers to those questions depend on whether you live in a community […]CONTINUE READING
How a Job Relocation Could Affect Your Child Custody in Michigan
If you are separated or divorced and have a custody order, you might have some things to consider before accepting a job relocation offer. If you live in Michigan, you will need a judge’s permission […]CONTINUE READING
4 Tips for Drafting a Declaration in a Family Law Case
If you’re filing or responding to a Request for Order in a family law case, you’re required to attach a declaration. A declaration is a written statement made under penalty of perjury that explains your […]CONTINUE READING
Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Factored in a Michigan Divorce Settlement?
Asset division in a divorce is one of the most contentious and often complex phases of the proceeding. There are specific rules governing the various types of assets, be they automobiles, bank accounts, real estate, […]CONTINUE READING
Quitclaim Deeds and Divorce
Division of real estate can be a contentious issue in a divorce. Add on the legal complexities, and dealing with marital property can turn into an outright headache. One way to avoid many of the […]CONTINUE READING