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I got served with divorce papers…Now What?

I got served with divorce papers…Now What?

Divorce is a stressful time, especially if you aren’t prepared for it and can become worse if you don’t prepare properly. There are several steps you should take after being served with divorce papers, both to protect yourself and make the process as smooth as possible. Seek out Legal Counsel While getting an attorney may Read More

How to tell your children you are getting a divorce

Every family is different, as is every child, so there is no ‘right way’ to talk to your children about your divorce. However, here are a few suggestions and things to keep in mind when approaching the subject: Keep it Simple and Age Appropriate Children don’t need to know all the details, especially the first Read More

What advice would you give to families in order to minimize the overall impact of divorce on their children?

Understand that no matter what your spouse has done or how much you hate them, you will have to have a relationship with them for the rest of your life. You cannot make them go away. Your children are the most important thing in the world and your anger, resentment, and hatred will only make Read More

Division of Assets in Michigan Divorce Cases

There are two types of property in a marriage: marital and separate property. Marital property is all property acquired during the marriage, even if one’s name is not on the title. Separate property is anything that was owned by a spouse prior to the marriage, gifted or inherited during the marriage. Marital Property in Michigan Read More

Child Custody: Legal and Physical

There are two types of custody in regard to minor children: Legal and Physical custody. Legal Child Custody in Michigan Legal custody refers to the right to make important decisions that affect your children. Examples are: education, medical decisions and what religion they practice. If both parents are awarded joint legal custody, both parents must Read More

7 Estate Planning Resolutions to Make Now

Given the uncertainty surrounding estate planning legislation, not to mention the fact that the busy holiday season is now upon us, we may be reluctant to focus on our estate planning goals. Now is the perfect time to ensure that your estate plans are in shape for whatever the future holds—and here are seven estate Read More

The Basics of Attorney Malpractice in Michigan

Law can be a highly contentious field and the stakes are often very high. Litigation involving the court system is an emotional and sensitive process for the parties and their attorneys. Transactional issues such as estate planning and real estate transactions can often lead to costly errors as well. For whatever reason, when things don’t Read More

Anatomy of a lawsuit

A lawsuit starts when someone has a legal issue that can only be resolved through court intervention. A client hires an attorney and works with that attorney to gather facts so they can formulate legal arguments and draft a complaint. The complaint is filed with the district or county clerk, or in federal courts if Read More

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