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FAQs

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Can Social Media Impact My Divorce?

You made the decision to file for divorce or you just received divorce pleadings, what do you do next? While most people understand that the next decision should be to consult with an attorney, they forget the second step to take. That step is to take a vacation – from all social media accounts. Social…

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How Do I Protect My Separate Property in Divorce?

Lately, I have been receiving questions about how one spouse can protect assets they bring into the marriage, or separate property. The answer is not always clear at first as it requires an investigation into how the property was held throughout the marriage. Clients do not like to wait until after an investigation and analysis…

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Why Do Divorce Attorneys Charge Hourly?

One of the top reasons that I hear that individuals do not hire an attorney to represent them in a divorce action is that they are afraid of the total fees. Potential clients are worried that attorneys who charge an hourly rate can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars. For some individuals, this…

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How Does Covid-19 Impact Parenting Time?

Discussions, memes, news reports and social media are inundated with information about the pandemic. Missing, though is information for divorced parents and single parents with custody orders, while struggling under Covid-19, and managing parenting time amidst these restrictions. Here are some things that you can do to maintain normalcy during this time of health concerns…

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Will I Receive Or Pay Child Support?

Child Support. It is one issue that can slow down a divorce case. But there are five things that you should know about Michigan child support before you bring your divorce to a standstill over the amount of child support being proposed or ordered. Child Support is controlled by statute. In Michigan, child support is…

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Can My Custody Order be Changed?

Your Judgment of Divorce has been entered with the court. But the entry of the Judgment of Divorce has not stopped the issues with your ex-spouse that led to the divorce first place. Now, you are being denied parenting time or being left in the dark on decisions about medical care, schooling, or childcare. How…

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What is Medical Support?

Medical support is a form of child support that is often provided through an employer’s health insurance plan. Child support agencies will send a National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) to the employer to order coverage for an employee’s children. The specific language is contained within the Uniform Child Support Order. It will designate if one…

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What are the Types of Child Custody?

When it comes to children and divorce, there can be confusion on the types of child custody and related issues. Legal custody, physical custody, parenting time, child support are each a separate issue that must be resolved before the Judgment of Divorce is entered. This blog is introductory on what each one is, and we…

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How Should Divorced Parents Communicate?

While divorce ends a legal marital status, it does not end the co-parenting relationship that exists between mothers and fathers. Divorced parents communicate successfully with the best interest of their children in mind. Understanding that your ex-spouse will still be involved in your life when you have children together can be the hardest thing for…

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Do I Need A Mediator for Divorce?

You have just been served with papers for divorce. Your mind immediately envisions scenes from War of the Roses or Kramer v Kramer. This vision you have may not happen in southeast Michigan. Most divorces in southeast Michigan are not resolved by the court, but rather by the parties during mediation. In Oakland County, parties are required by…

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What is the 100-Mile Rule?

The 100 Mile Rule in Michigan Divorce or separation often opens an opportunity for a person to start fresh and take on opportunities they might not have been able to previously. Sometimes, this involves making a big move a far distance from the area where they lived while with their former partner. However, when parents…

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