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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 is divided Read More

Child Custody: Legal and Physical

There are two types of custody in regard to minor children: Legal and Physical custody. 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 be involved in and make Read More

Process for Divorce With Minor Children

Process for Divorce with Minor Children The process of filing for divorce begins when the Summons, Complaint for Divorce, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act Affidavit, a Verified Statement, and in some cases an Application for Child Support Services have been completed, signed and notarized. Next, the forms will be filed with the Circuit Court Read More

Can I Spy on My Spouse?

Can I Spy on My Spouse? Often times we have clients who suspect their spouse of cheating or acting in a nefarious manner. They want to “spy” on their spouse to gain information on affairs, or hidden assets or income. There are many ways to attempt to do this, including logging into their computer, email, Read More

Planning for Your Digital Estate Plan

           Do you ever wonder what would happen to your digital assets when you die? Who will be able to pay your electronic bills, shut off automatic debits to your checking account, or tell your Facebook friends that you are gone? Who would have access to get into your email account? The more we are Read More

What to Look for When Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney

When planning to set up a will or a trust for yourself and your family it is important to plan accordingly throughout the process. It is equally important to think the process through when selecting the right estate planning attorney. When you start your research for estate planning attorneys, you need to keep in mind Read More

March reaches its highest peak as the “Divorce Month.”

January is the number one month for divorce, however; divorce rates peak in March. People are more likely to wait to file divorce after the winter months, for many reasons: the holiday season, family, and tax preparation season is coming to an end. Then there comes the “broken promise” hypothesis. “People are discontent with their 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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