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How to Protect Your Family Owned Business in a Michigan Divorce

February 2, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Division of assets is part of any divorce proceedings, and a family owned business could fall under the category of business assets, even if it was owned by one party prior to marriage or inherited during the marriage, for example. Whether you have a business before marriage or you start one during the marriage, however, you need to make sure ...

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How to Deal With Divorce in Michigan When You Share a Business With Your Spouse

January 29, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is never easy. In addition to the emotional turmoil of separating from a person you once loved, or may still love, you have to cope with tangible aspects of separating your lives, including splitting up a household and deciding who gets which assets and who takes on what debt. In Michigan, separation of assets is generally done in a ...

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When Is Sole Legal Custody Appropriate in Michigan?

January 26, 2018
Posted in: Child Custody, Divorce

The vast majority of parents have the well-being of their children in mind when going through the process of determining child custody following separation or divorce. In an ideal situation, parents will remain amicable and find ways to share custody and care of children so that both can continue to have a relationship with children and kids can enjoy the ...

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How to Deal With a Difficult Family Court Judge

January 22, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Family court matters are often emotionally charged affairs. Although judges are sworn to uphold and interpret the law to the best of their abilities, they’re only human, so it’s natural that at times they might behave in a difficult manner, especially in reaction to bad behavior by parties seeking divorce or fighting over division of property, child custody, or other ...

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Hidden Marital Assets in a Michigan Divorce

January 19, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

The state of Michigan demands the fair and equitable division of property during a divorce settlement, which includes equitably dividing all marital assets and debts. This doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is equal – the court will consider a number of factors when determining how best to divide property in a fair and equitable manner. That said, it’s not unheard ...

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Factors That Determine Property Division in a Michigan Divorce

January 15, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Any time a couple decides to separate, the main focus is probably going to be on the emotional trauma involved. However, practical concerns associated with living arrangements and material comforts are likely to take center stage before long. Eventually, a couple is going to have to deal with property division as part of their Michigan divorce. How is property divided ...

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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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