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Over the years I have had received calls from people upset because their fiancee wanted them to sign a prenuptial agreement. I have also received calls from people who were worried about protecting their assets in case their marriage ended in divorce. Prenuptial ageements are valid and binding in Michigan.  People who are getting married [...]

Preparing for a divorce?

Over the years I have spoke with many people who are thinking of getting divorced and are unable to document what has happened in the past year. Quite often they have a general idea but they cannot be specific. I have found that it is best to get make a calendar with enough notes to [...]

2018-05-10T18:14:04+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|child custody, Divorce, Parenting Time|

Child Custody Issues In Howell, Novi, Brighton, Milford, Wixom, South Lyon, Livonia, Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, and Commerce

Over the years I have seen people hurt their ability to obtain custody or be awarded substantial parenting time by moving out of the home where the children live without a court ordered agreement regarding custody and parenting time. Quite frequently they fall into the trap by way of their spouse or significant other requesting that they [...]

General Discussion on Property Division in a Michigan Divorce for My Clients in Wayne, Oakland, and Livingston County

  The property division in a divorce in Michigan is based on many factors. Usually when I interview a client I ask my prospective client what he or she owned on the date of the marriage and what they own today. A major factor in the split involves the length of the marriage for reason that [...]

Child Custody Rules in Novi, Plymouth, Howell

Child custody is an issue in any divorce that has minor children involved.  The laws regarding child custody are controlled by the state so it does not matter whether you live in Plymouth, Howell, Novi, or any location in any county in Michigan as the rules regarding custody and parenting time are statewide and not by [...]

Michigan Spousal Support

Alimony has been replaced by the phrase spousal support. There are certain factors that need to be examined in determining if a case is of such a nature that spousal support should be awarded. The factors are as follows: 1) Past relations and conduct of the parties 2) Length of the marriage 3) Parties ability [...]

2018-05-10T18:14:06+00:00 February 17th, 2012|alimony, Divorce, Spousal Support|

Oakland County, Michigan Custody Issues

When I interview a client with minor children the most important factor in determining the possibility of settlement is the status of custody and parenting time issues.  The further the parties are apart on parenting time and custody the more expensive the cost of the divorce. The best scenario is when both parties agree on [...]