Category Archive for: ‘Divorce’

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    8 Michigan Child Support Formula Changes Effective January 2017

    The Michigan Child Support Formula Manual (MCSF) has been updated effective January 1st, 2017. The last Michigan child support update was done nearly 4 years ago in 2013 – the latest revisions include not only updated economic factors when calculating child support but procedural changes …

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    Muddling Through The Mess: Divorce and The Holidays

    Divorce is difficult any time of the year but can be especially difficult around the holidays. Fears of being alone during the holidays and spoiling holiday memories loom overhead. Divorce brings about a whole host of emotions from stress, anger, anxiety, to sadness; coupled with …

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    Do You Need A Lawyer To Divorce In Michigan?

    Do I Need a Lawyer To Divorce In Michigan? “The simple answer is yes; while the law does not force you to get an attorney. Much like anything else, without the knowledge and experience important aspects of children and property division might be overlooked without …

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  • Ask the Lawyer: Should I Vacate My Home During My Divorce?

    A commonly asked question and a bit more complicated to answer than one may think. When deciding whether or not to vacate your family home during a divorce the answer frequently ‘is not’ cut and dry; and, will depend on your specific set of circumstances. …

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  • Should I Continue Contributing to My Retirement During My Divorce?

    The division of assets and debts is amongst the most frequently asked and complicated issue in most divorces. Often clients are confused as to what is meant by joint asset/debt and separate. The division is guided by general principles, case law, and equity or fairness …

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  • Is This Marital Property or Separate Property? — Part II

    In Part I, we discussed the two major factors courts use in deciding whether a given piece of personal or real property is ‘martial’ (meaning it’s in the pool to be divided between the parties) or ‘separate’ (meaning it goes with the party who brought …

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  • Is This Marital Property or Separate Property? — Part I

    When a couple separates a divorce compliant is filed, there are a myriad of issues that must be addressed — and if they don’t separate amicably, many of those issues have to be decided by the court. One common question often asked is  question that …

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