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How to Cope With Common Child Custody Issues over the Holidays

January 12, 2018
Posted in: Child Custody

Creating a schedule for parenting time or visitation is often part of cases determining child custody. In cases of joint custody, children may spend equal time in each parent’s household, or time may be split unevenly based on the arrangement set by parents or by the court. Even a parent that obtains sole custody may have to allow for a ...

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Different Types of Custody in Michigan

January 8, 2018
Posted in: Child Custody

Assigning child custody is often a difficult undertaking. In an ideal situation, both parents will be committed to the best interests of the child, both will want equal parenting time, and both will be fit to provide for the needs of their child. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and family courts are often left to determine what is ...

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The Michigan Child Support Calculator

November 10, 2017
Posted in: Child Custody, Divorce

When parents separate or go through a divorce, their main concern is often for the well-being of their children. However, even if you want to support your kids financially, you may find yourself in a difficult situation following separation from a spouse. Now that your family is supporting two households, the income that was once sufficient simply may not be ...

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The Appeals Process in Michigan: the Most Common Questions

November 6, 2017
Posted in: Michigan Law

There’s no way to foretell the outcome when you enter into litigation. Just because something seems right to you doesn’t mean the law supports it, or that a judge will interpret the law the same way you do. The good news is that unfavorable outcomes in court cases aren’t necessarily final. Michigan courts allow for an appeals process that means ...

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Should You Be Concerned If Your Spouse Wants a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

November 3, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Most people have heard of pre-nuptial agreements, whereby couples make legal arrangements regarding their respective estates prior to marriage, just in case the marriage ultimately ends in divorce. These types of arrangements are often designed to protect property or an inheritance that one party wishes to walk away with intact instead of splitting as part of marital assets. You may ...

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Is Mediation the Right Solution for Your Michigan Divorce?

October 30, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Even though divorce is a fairly common occurrence these days, it’s still something of a 4-letter word, which is to say, it carries a negative stigma. In truth, divorce can be a necessary evil. It isn’t fun, but it’s a way for a couple that simply can’t live together anymore to separate their lives, physically and legally, so that they ...

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Considering a Separation Agreement in Michigan: What You Need to Know

October 27, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

Most people go into marriage understanding that it’s going to be work, but it’s a trade-off they’re willing to make for the love, companionship, and security inherent to this personal union. Unfortunately, not all marriages can stand the test of time, and partners may face irreconcilable differences that make it impossible for them to continue the marriage. What it you’re ...

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Alimony Guidelines in Michigan

October 23, 2017
Posted in: Divorce

When you have been married for a while, you naturally become used to living a certain lifestyle. Whether you’re the breadwinner, a stay-at-home parent, or half a two-income household, it can be difficult to let that lifestyle go, especially when suffering the emotional stresses of a divorce. It is for this reason that alimony exists. In a roughly equal relationship ...

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Will Your Prenuptial Agreement Stand Up in a Michigan Court?

October 20, 2017
Posted in: Divorce, Michigan Law

According to the American Psychological Association, roughly 40-50% of all marriages in the U.S. now end in divorce. This is a disheartening statistic, especially when you realize that divorce rates are even higher for subsequent marriages. This is perhaps why prenuptial agreements have become so common. Once the province of wealthy families seeking to dissuade gold-diggers from horning in on ...

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The Basics of Postnuptial Agreements in Michigan

October 16, 2017
Posted in: Divorce, Michigan Law

The concept of the prenuptial agreement is nothing new. In fact, scholars have found evidence of prenuptial agreements dating back as far as ancient Egypt, which means such agreements have been in the works for thousands of years. Whether parents were looking to protect their daughters from destitution in the event of the death of a husband, or wealthy elites ...

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