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Are you truly keeping your case amicable?

Are you truly keeping your case amicable?

One big concern in divorce cases with children is whether the parents will reach a custody and parenting time agreement. There are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody is where the parties make major decisions about the child(ren) such as: where the kids go to school, what medical treatments they receive like Read More

What to Do Before Filing for Divorce

Video Transcription: Today we’re going to be talking about steps that you can take prior to filing for divorce and what are some good moves, and what are some not so good moves that people do prior to filing. Financials So prior to filing for divorce, a good idea is to just hopefully have an Read More

How Social Media Impacts Divorce Cases

We had someone ask a question about appropriate social media use during one of our consultations recently. They wanted to know if there could be any consequences if their spouse shared details about their divorce on Facebook. Legally, social media can be used as evidence in family law cases. Social media posts have been used Read More

How Covid-19 Has Affected The Divorce Process

Are you wondering what to expect for a divorce during these times? Interested in how Covid-19 has influenced divorce trends and the legal process? Rachael Lewandusky of The Marchese Law Firm explores how Covid-19 and the pandemic have changed the landscape of divorce for attorneys and clients. Want to read more about Covid-19 and child Read More

Most Common Divorce Questions

We keep busy at The Marchese Law Firm. On an average day we take several consultations which include meeting with potential clients who have questions about the divorce process. Over the years it’s become clear that certain questions are at the forefront of people’s mind when they begin a divorce. It’s our goal to share Read More

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

Custody and parenting time in COVID-19 Coronavirus

Divorced parents who co-parent have wondered how parenting time issues will be effected with the Michigan State lockdown and the shut down of schools and other child care facilities, in addition to non essential businesses. Hopefully the impact will be minimal at best. In doing so, please keep these tips in mind when co parenting 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

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