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Getting to Know... Miriam Saffo

From the Washtenaw County Legal News:  http://legalnews.com/washtenaw/1486035 Miriam Saffo, an attorney with Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach, Buiteweg & Solomon, P.C. in Ann Arbor, grew up in West Bloomfield as a proud first-generation Chaldea… Read More
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STAYING PREPARED FROM A LEGAL STANDPOINT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

While the most significant suggestion is to have a plan for your health and safety, you should also consider having a plan for what happens if you are admitted to a hospital, confined to a home or nursing home, under quarantine, or can no longer cond… Read More
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What are the Chances that the Judge will Agree with You?

I have recently been asked to reflect on changes in the law and in my practice over the 40 years that I have been licensed as an attorney.  There are many.             One thing that has remained constant is the optimism that my clients e… Read More
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What 40 Years in Practice has Taught Me About Helping Divorcing Couples

Divorce is often a necessary component of a marriage, but it is one of the most difficult life experiences that any of us will have to endure.             Generally, people start a divorce with a great deal of anger and fear.  Those who h… Read More
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Why Does the State Control Divorce?

            The state favors marriage, because this systematizes support for its citizens.  This article is written based on Michigan law, however, many states are similar. When you marry someone, the state grants you a license to do so.… Read More
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Making Needed Adjustments in the Relationship

            Recently a client copied me on an email she had sent to her husband asking the husband to stop opening envelopes addressed solely to her, taking checks from the mail payable to her, endorsing them and depositing them in their a… 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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Time is Running Out to Secure Deductible Spousal Support

            Deductible spousal support has long been a way to divide family income and save taxes during and following a divorce.  The higher wage earner shifts the tax s/he pays on spousal support to the lower wage earner or non-working… Read More
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Starting Mediation Can Help You Focus on Where You Agree

In recent weeks, I have been pleasantly surprised to have my clients settle a number of very difficult cases in mediation, that had appeared insolvable.  What these cases had in common was very difficult issues pertaining to their children.  These… Read More
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Relying on the Experts

            As a divorce lawyer, I’ll be the first to admit that my services are expensive.  You may also be using the services of therapists and accountants, who also charge for their services.  What all these experts share is the wis… Read More
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