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5 questions every person should be prepared to answer before hiring a divorce attorney

January 15, 2021
Posted in: Divorce, Tips

Realizing that your marriage isn’t working is one tough pill to swallow. There’s no doubt that the divorce process can be financially burdensome, emotionally draining, and flat out confusing for everyone involved. While no one […]

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The shame conundrum: what information should I divulge to my divorce attorney, and what should I keep private?

January 12, 2021
Posted in: Divorce

When you’re meeting with your Michigan divorce attorney, you may be tempted to be selective about how much information you divulge when discussing the details of your case. However, not being completely honest with your […]

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2020 divorce statistics for the state of Michigan: what’s changed and what remains the same?

January 8, 2021
Posted in: Divorce

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 79% of households in Michigan were headed by married couples in 1960. Today, that statistic has dropped significantly to just 47%. To be fair, this trend reflects the national average, as people are choosing to make other living arrangements over choosing marriage. Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, let’s examine the recent trends ...

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I’m in a much better place now, but how might my past affect my custody rights?

January 5, 2021
Posted in: Child Custody

No one claims to have a perfect past. At some point in life, we all make mistakes; it’s part of being human. However, when you’re in the middle of a heated child custody battle, you […]

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Does my spouse have an advantage as a veteran of a previous divorce?

December 18, 2020
Posted in: Divorce, Michigan Law

Getting divorced in the state of Michigan requires that spouses reach a final resolution in regard to how marital property, custody, and support of children conceived and born during the marriage, spousal support, and other […]

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Important considerations when contemplating a stepparent adoption in Michigan

December 15, 2020
Posted in: Adoption

Many stepparents play an active role in helping their spouse raise his or her children. You may even consider them to be “your” kids even though you are not biologically related. At some point, the […]

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Are there additional complications of spousal-support in same-sex divorces?

December 11, 2020
Posted in: Divorce

In a historic move, the United States Supreme Court ruled in June 2015 that same-sex couples in all states have the legal right to marry. The decision also dictates that all states are required to […]

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What rights does a non-biological parent have in a Michigan child custody dispute?

December 8, 2020
Posted in: Child Custody

Understanding the Paternity Act Under a 1956 Michigan law titled the Paternity Act, if a child was conceived or born at any point during the marriage, a man will still have all of the rights […]

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Red vs Blue: How Political Differences May be Increasing Divorce Rates

December 4, 2020
Posted in: Divorce

The pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially couples and families who now find themselves forced into close proximity thanks to remote work and learning. However, 2020 has also bombarded many Americans with another major […]

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How old does a child need to be in order to have a “voice” during divorce proceedings in Michigan?

December 1, 2020
Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is hard to do—and even harder with children involved. Custody arrangements can get notoriously contentious, so a judge will step in when couples cannot agree on a plan. But what about your child’s preference? […]

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