Who Pays Michigan Child Support if Incomes are Equal?

Michigan Child Support calculations take into account not only the income of the parties but also certain expenses of a party and the number of overnights the the party has with a child. The Courts typically rely on the Michigan Child Support Calculator which can be accessed by clicking here. Some factors that might changeContinue reading “Who Pays Michigan Child Support if Incomes are Equal?”

Top 5 Reasons for Divorce That Engaged Couples Must Consider

Divorce attorneys are no stranger to the common reasons that couples get divorced. Common divorce trends exist which engaged couples should consider before they get married. Here are the top 5 reasons for divorce. Financial Stress – avoid marrying someone who makes no effort to put their financial affairs in order. It’s best to avoidContinue reading “Top 5 Reasons for Divorce That Engaged Couples Must Consider”

How To Terminate a Guardianship or Conservatorship

Britney Spears is the most famous person currently under conservatorship in the State of California. Her story has shocked the world. How could an apparently fully functional talented and accomplished superstar still be under the tight control of a conservator? How can Britney and others like her gain their freedom? Every state is different butContinue reading “How To Terminate a Guardianship or Conservatorship”

The Importance of Hiring an Expert Divorce Attorney

Experts always make their craft look easy. Whether it’s being the best basketball player or cooking the best mouth watering meal in 30 minutes. It looks easy until you try it yourself. The reason why experts make it look easy is because they have practiced their craft over years. The same applies to planning theContinue reading “The Importance of Hiring an Expert Divorce Attorney”

When Inheritance Becomes Marital Property

Usually inheritance is separate property regardless of whether the recipient receives it before the marriage or during the marriage. However, as a result of transmutation or commingling inheritance can become a divisible asset in a divorce. Here are a few examples of how that can happen.  When you inherit money and place it into aContinue reading “When Inheritance Becomes Marital Property”

Why Divorce with a Separation Agreement like Bill & Melinda Gates?

How do multi billionaire sophisticated parties get divorced? Hint: They don’t down blow through their money with a scorched earth divorce litigation strategy. Bill and Melinda Gates recently announced they are getting a divorce however they have already settled the divorce before they even filed for Divorce. How? By Separation Agreement. What are some benefitsContinue reading “Why Divorce with a Separation Agreement like Bill & Melinda Gates?”

The Michigan Facemask Requirement for Children and its legal impact on Custody

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new Gatherings and Face Mask Order effective April 19, 2021, through May 24, 2021, replacing the previous order which includes provisions related to children wearing masks. What impact could this have on child custody and visitation? Pursuant to the new order, Face masks areContinue reading “The Michigan Facemask Requirement for Children and its legal impact on Custody”

The Difference Between a Prenuptial vs Postnuptial Agreement

If you are already married and wish you had a prenuptial agreement is not too late. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreement both govern the distribution of property at the time of divorce and may also be drafted to compliment an estate plan. The difference between these two types of agreements is basically consideration and when theContinue reading “The Difference Between a Prenuptial vs Postnuptial Agreement”

Why You Don’t Need to be on Your Spouse’s Title to Own Their Property

In the event of a divorce, the legal concept of Equitable Distribution protects the right of the non-titled spouse to own a piece of their spouse’s property in consideration of their contribution to the economic partnership of the marriage. The end result is that the non-titled spouse who has contributed is taken care of financiallyContinue reading “Why You Don’t Need to be on Your Spouse’s Title to Own Their Property”

The Importance of Ex Parte Filings Against A Violent Party in Family Court Proceedings

Usually when a party files a motion or some kind of petition or complaint to initiate a case, one must notify the opposing party before one obtains the order they are seeking. The courts recognize that sometimes just filing the initiating document can be unsafe especially in the context of personal protection orders and someContinue reading “The Importance of Ex Parte Filings Against A Violent Party in Family Court Proceedings”