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Best Interests of the Child in Michigan Custody Cases

Anytime children are involved in a court case, including a divorce or child custody complaint, it can be hard for parents to set aside their own desires and do what is best for their children. The Michigan Child Custody Act lays out 12 “best intere… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Parenting
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Financially Preparing for a Gray Divorce

Gray divorces happen after decades of marriage, raising children together, and working together to maintain a household. Untangling income, assets, and insurance issues in a long-term marriage can be especially difficult. Here are some things to cons… Read More
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Does Your Case Need a Parenting Coordinator?

Co-parenting with an ex-spouse or former partner isn’t always easy. Differences in priorities, emotional wounds, and ongoing struggles for control can turn even the simplest questions about your child’s care into a battle. If you are looking for… Read More
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Categories: Parenting
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Why the Child Tax Credit May Cause Issues for Divorced Families

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan includes increased child tax credits. These can help parents dealing with tight budgets and technology demands related to virtual schooling. However, rules around the existing tax code and claiming child depen… Read More
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2021 Guide to Michigan Parenting Time

During your divorce or separation most separated families will create a parenting time schedule that controls who will care for the children on what days and times. These plans can be flexible or specific, but they should always reflect your child’… Read More
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Categories: Parenting
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The Importance of Elder Law Estate Planning

Seniors are living longer, healthier, and happier lives than ever before. Sunset careers and active retirements are becoming the norm. However, whether you are 40 or 80, it is never too early to start thinking about your elder law estate planning. In… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Estate Planning for Surrogacy in Michigan

The laws related to surrogacy in Michigan are restrictive and confusing, but families across the state are still working with volunteer surrogates to overcome reproductive difficulties or as gay couples looking to start a family. If you are acting as… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Same Sex Adoption in Michigan

If you are one of the 373,000 LGBTQ+ residents in the state of Michigan, you may have seen a lot of conflicting news about same sex adoption in the state. It might make you worried about what will happen to your children if you and your spouse divorc… Read More
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The Collaborative Divorce Process

It’s time to end your marriage. You both agree on that. Still, the idea of putting your life — and your marital assets — in a judge’s hands, in a public forum is troubling. You and your partner both wish you had more control over the… Read More
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How Does the SECURE Act Affect Retirement Assets?

It’s been just over a year since Congress passed the SECURE Act. The law is designed to make it easier for individuals to save for their retirement. However, it also includes changes that affect retirement assets already in place, and those inherit… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning