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Can Michigan Custody and Parenting Time Be Affected By Where You Live?

After your marriage ends, you may want to start fresh by moving away. Your new financial situation in fact may price you out of the area where you previously lived. However, it is important to know that when it comes to child custody and parenting time, location matters. If you share custody of your child Read More

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How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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Marital Property in Michigan: Who Owns What After a Divorce?

In 2019, a Michigan appeals court affirmed an earlier court decision that a man who won $80 million in the lottery while going through a divorce owed half of the winnings to his ex-wife. Why? Although the couple had split up two years before the man purchased the lottery ticket, their divorce had not yet Read More

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What You Need to Know About Michigan Restraining Orders

A restraining order can be a literal lifesaver for victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault. It bans another person from entering onto a premises, purchasing/possessing a firearm or engaging in other specific conduct that could infringe on the victim’s safety or well-being. A Michigan judge can also consider a restraining order when making Read More

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Four Common Misconceptions About Prenups

For many years, prenuptial agreements — “prenups” — were thought of as tools used by the rich and famous to stop their exes from running off with half their fortune in a divorce. That idea, however, is outdated. Today, many couples sign a prenup before marrying. This is in part because prenuptial agreements can provide Read More

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How Do Child Custody and Parenting Time Settlements Deal with Holidays?

Having to miss holidays with your child due to shared custody can be a difficult reality to face, but with a carefully prepared parenting plan, you can still be there for the important ones. The State of Michigan and Macomb County, along with many other counties, provide model parenting time guidelines. The “best practices” included Read More

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