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Harnessing the Power of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law: Back to the Basics

Here in Washtenaw County, our family law attorneys are no strangers to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and resolving matters outside of court proceedings. The spirit of encouraging clients to work out disputes within mediation, collaborative div… Read More
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Attorney Lori Buiteweg Featured on Lawyers Who Care with Andrew Samalin

NSSSB Attorney Lori Buiteweg was recently interviewed by Andrew Samalin, for the podcast “Lawyers Who Care.” This podcast highlights attorneys who go above and beyond legal counsel for the benefit of their clients. At NSSSB, we are committed to g… Read More
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Updating Your Financial P…

Updating Your Financial Power of Attorney Post-COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do a lot of things. It has brought special attention to the need to update your estate plan to give clear direction for your health and hospital care if you get sick. But what about your finances? Michigan… Read More
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Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the world scrambles to control the COVID-19 pandemic and leaders urge social distancing and self-isolation, co-parenting families are finding themselves in challenging situations. Parents are asking whether children: Should continue to transition… Read More
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Getting to Know... Miriam Saffo

From the Washtenaw County Legal News 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 Chaldean American. A graduate of Loyola Universit… 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 express that if they had t… 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. This gives you certain pr… 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. This gives you certain pr… Read More
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Don't Let Your Spouse's Anger Define Who You Are

Many divorces are between people who accept that their marriage is no longer a healthy partnership. Though these people are sad to have reached this stage, they come to terms with this reality and make healthy decisions in favor of their children and… 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 recipient. The deductibil… Read More
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