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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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How to Cope With Common Child Custody Issues over the Holidays
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 ...CONTINUE READING
Different Types of Custody in Michigan
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 ...CONTINUE READING
The Michigan Child Support Calculator
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 ...CONTINUE READING
The Appeals Process in Michigan: the Most Common Questions
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 ...CONTINUE READING
Should You Be Concerned If Your Spouse Wants a Post-Nuptial Agreement?
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 ...CONTINUE READING
Is Mediation the Right Solution for Your Michigan 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 ...CONTINUE READING
Considering a Separation Agreement in Michigan: What You Need to Know
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 ...CONTINUE READING
Alimony Guidelines in Michigan
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 ...CONTINUE READING
Will Your Prenuptial Agreement Stand Up in a Michigan Court?
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 ...CONTINUE READING
The Basics of Postnuptial Agreements in Michigan
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 ...CONTINUE READING