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Divorce Over 50: A Gray Divorce

Divorce Over 50: A Gray Divorce

Most divorces occur between spouses in their thirties on average. However, in the past several decades family law firms are seeing more and more divorce cases from those 50 or older. Interestingly enough, general divorce rates are decreasing, yet the rates among people over 50 are rising [1]. They are rising so much they are Read More

Divorcing an Alcoholic Spouse

People can be pushed to their limits if their spouse denies their alcoholism and won’t seek help. Unfortunately, continuing to live in a distressing environment may become unsafe for the wellbeing of the spouses and children of alcoholics. At this point, divorce is an option. Michigan is a no fault state, so you don’t need Read More

Acknowledging Alcoholism

What to do when your spouse is not able to acknowledge their alcoholism Before an alcoholic can adequately get help, they need to acknowledge that they have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Due to various psychological factors, many alcoholics are unable to admit that they have an addiction. When confronted, unaccepting alcoholics often downplay the Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Alcoholism’s impact on Children

Marriage & Alcoholism

Some facts about alcoholisms ability to damage marriages from Ria Health:   Detachment and Emotional Unavailability   Alcohol may be thought of as a social lubricant; however, heavy use can cause detachment from relationships. Both partners may begin to emotionally withdraw as the disorder becomes unmanageable. One small study 7 found that men with AUD Read More

Introduction to Alcoholism

We are sharing our thoughts and findings on the ways alcoholism can impact marriage and divorce in this series of blog posts. In these blog posts we are exploring: Marriage & Alcoholism How Alcoholism Impacts Children Acknowledging Alcoholism Divorcing an Alcoholic Spouse In this specific blog we are covering how alcoholism impacts marriages and children. Read More

Our Brighton Office

Something not everyone knows…we have a second office in Brighton! If you’re ever in need of family law legal services in the Brighton area we are in the neighborhood and ready to assist you. The office is located at: 10192 Grand River Road Suite 101 Brighton, MI 48116    

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

How do I open a Probate estate? Miniseries part 2/3

Miniseries part 1/3 discussed the basics of testate and intestate estates and some of the basics of unsupervised estates. In summary, if one dies without a valid will, trust or other instrument then one dies “Intestate” in the eyes of the law. Intestate comes from the Latin word “intestato” derived from ancient Roman law meaning Read More

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