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Michigan Child Support: Reimbursement for Extra Ordinary Medical Expenses (OMEs)

Children’s medical expenses can add up, especially if you are the parent of a special needs child. The Michigan Child Support Formula takes some ordinary medical expenses into account, but what if caring for your child costs more than you can affor… Read More
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Estate Planning for Minor Beneficiaries

In this time of COVID-19, I have had a lot of questions from parents about whether there are any special considerations they should have when planning for the unthinkable: their own incapacity or death while their children are still minors. The answe… Read More
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Divorce Planning: Updating Your Estate Plan

Getting a divorce is the start of a new chapter for your life. But if you don’t update your estate plan, you may be failing to protect your assets from your divorced spouse. Find out how your divorce affects the different parts of your estate plan,… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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What Are the Benefits of Legal Separation V. Divorce

Even though your marriage has broken down, you may not be ready to file for divorce. You may have heard of a “legal separation” and wonder if it is a good half-way point for you and your spouse. Find out what a legal separation is, and what the b… Read More
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How to Navigate Family Court Cases in a Post-Pandemic World

The statewide shutdowns of Michigan courts are over, and residents and families across the state are starting to move back to some semblance of normalcy. But COVID-19 continues to be a significant concern. Find out what your local court is doing to f… Read More
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Categories: Family Law Blog
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Mediation for Family Law Matters - An Alternative Way Forward

Ending a marriage or relationship where there are minor children is never easy, but it isn’t always full of conflict, the way it seems on television. If the idea of spending the next 6 months to a year fighting over your divorce or custody case in… Read More
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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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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting your Divorce Lawyer

You’ve made the often highly emotional choice to file for divorce, or maybe your spouse has made it for you, or perhaps the two of you have made it together. In any case, you find yourself sitting across from a family law attorney at an initial con… 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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Child Support Tips for Fathers and Mothers

Being a single parent is hard work. Balancing your child’s needs with financial pressures without anyone else to tow the line can push moms and dads to their limit. Find out what fathers and mothers can do in a child support case to help their kids… Read More
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