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Adultery in Michigan: How it Affects the Outcome of a Divorce Settlement

Learning that your husband or wife has had an affair is often the beginning of the end of a marriage. Whether you rush to the family law attorney’s office right away or try to work through your issues with a counselor first, adultery is often a poi… Read More
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Top 10 Things That Make You Lose Credibility in Family Court

Your divorce or custody hearing is coming up. You and your lawyer have reviewed the facts, written the motion or complaint, and prepared for trial. Now it is time to go before the judge. How can you make a good impression? Here are 10 things to avoid… Read More
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Dealing with Your Spouse's Rage During Divorce

            Whether the angry spouse is the one who filed or is being left, in a large proportion of cases, one spouse who may have been largely compliant to your wishes in the past, will resist your requests and become outright hostile.    … Read More
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Getting What You Need: What to do When Your Spouse is Being Unreasonable

Your lawyer has advised you that your spouse’s anger should subside once the divorce gets underway.  However, you are now in month 5 of the divorce.  You have heard that most cases settle.  You have been to mediation twice.  Yet your spous… Read More
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Can You Mediate or Collaborate with a Spouse Who Engages in Illegal or Bad Behavior?

Mediators generally tell you that you can only mediate with someone who can make and keep promises. Collaborative professionals require you to sign a participation agreement where the parties and the professionals agree that they will resolve matters… Read More
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You Have Discovered Your Spouse Has Engaged in Hidden Assets, Tax Fraud or Other Bad Behavior. Now What?

In my last article, I provided some suggestions for determining whether your marital assets have been hidden. One of the reasons people prefer to avoid gaining such knowledge is the next question. Now what do I do? Hiding assets during a court procee… Read More
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Has Your Spouse Hidden Assets?

Are you financially aware of your family’s assets and finances? Do you keep track of your accounts and credit card statements? Does what you spend and save correspond to the income you have coming in? If a divorce is on the horizon for you, the… Read More
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What to Do About the Addicted Professional Spouse?

The pressure that many highly trained professionals feel, including physicians, financial professionals, lawyers, business executives and other highly compensated individuals can lead to alcohol, marijuana or drug addictions. Sexual addictions in the… Read More
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What is Fault and How Does it Impact your Divorce?

All the 50 states now have no fault divorce.  What does that mean?  It means that in order to get a divorce, that you do not have to prove that one party to the marriage engaged in bad behavior and the other was innocent, in order to get a divorce.… Read More
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Coping with Domestic Violence

An incident of domestic violence may be the last straw that a spouse needs to leave a marriage.  Sometimes the tension of the marriage becoming toxic results in spouses exchanging many barbs.  Or perhaps one spouse really needs to feel in control a… Read More
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