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Tax Season 2022: Are My Alimony Payments Tax-Deductible?

February 3, 2022
Posted in: Alimony, Michigan Law

If you have recently gone through a divorce and are making alimony payments to your ex-spouse, you may wonder if your payments are tax-deductible. The answer is: it depends. Changes to taxes brought by the […]

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Spousal Support in Michigan: The Four Different Types (and What They Mean)

February 1, 2022
Posted in: Spousal Support

Every state has its own laws governing spousal support after a marriage ends. The state of Michigan has four different types of spousal support. Whether you’re the spouse paying support or the spouse receiving it, […]

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No-Fault Divorce States: Does the Cause of Divorce Matter in Michigan?

January 27, 2022
Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is usually a stressful process. This stress can be made even worse when you need to identify fault and prove it in court. Some states make this step easier with a “no-fault divorce” designation. […]

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Can Child Support Be Changed After the Divorce Is Final?

January 25, 2022
Posted in: Child Support

Child support is one of the issues determined in a divorce settlement. A child support payment is based on a percentage of the paying parent’s income. While many matters in the divorce settlement are not […]

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What Is Legal Guardianship?

January 18, 2022
Posted in: Tips

You might have heard of “legal guardianship” and been unsure about what this term means. A legal guardian is a person who is appointed to make decisions for another person.  Oftentimes, a legal guardian is […]

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What Happens If I Refuse to Sign Divorce Papers?

January 13, 2022
Posted in: Divorce

Even the most amicable divorces are emotionally turbulent. Couples do not always agree about the facts or terms of a divorce. In some cases, only one partner believes that the marriage should end. If the other […]

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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Michigan?

January 11, 2022
Posted in: Divorce

If you are interested in filing for divorce in Michigan, you might have many questions about the process. Most people are unfamiliar with the requirements of divorce proceedings until they or their spouse decide to […]

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How Can Family Businesses Be Divided After a Divorce?

January 6, 2022
Posted in: Divorce

Family-owned businesses are an integral part of the U.S. economy. With over 5.5 million family businesses in the United States, family businesses make up 57% of the GDP and 63% of the overall workforce. A divorce […]

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Does Child Support End at a Certain Age?

January 4, 2022
Posted in: Tips

The term “child support” refers to a court order by which one parent must make payments to the other to assist with the expenses of raising a child. The specific terms of a child support […]

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Common Topics to Cover in a Prenuptial Agreement

December 30, 2021

A prenuptial agreement (known as a “prenup” in shorthand) is a contract that two people create prior to marriage. In particular, prenups concern the property rights of both spouses before and following a marriage in […]

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