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When Can a Parent’s Behavior Affect Child Custody in Michigan?

When divorcing or separating parents cannot come to an agreement about where children should live or how they should be raised, the court makes a decision on custody. Among the Read More

How to Modify Spousal Support in Michigan

Spousal support after a divorce serves an important function, helping the less financially secure spouse gain financial independence. But support should not be unaffordable or place a huge burden on Read More

Tips for Finding Assets Your Spouse Hid Before the Divorce

Michigan requires divorcing spouses to disclose all marital and separately owned property, since full financial disclosure is necessary to ensure that each spouse receives an equitable share of the marital Read More

Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is an alternative means of resolving disputes between splitting couples that might otherwise have to be decided at trial. It involves the spouses and their attorneys engaging in Read More

Separate Maintenance as an Alternative to Divorce

Couples whose marriages are broken beyond repair but who do not wish to divorce have another option: separate maintenance. This is Michigan’s version of a legal separation. A judgment of Read More

High-Asset Divorces Require Special Handling

The dissolution of a marriage can be complicated, time-consuming and contentious. In a divorce between wealthy spouses — known as a high-asset divorce — division of valuable property and resolution Read More

When Is a Postnuptial Agreement Valid in Michigan?

Many people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, which couples enter into before marriage to define their property rights. Similarly, a postnuptial agreement allows a married couple to specify how they Read More

What Happens When a Child Refuses Visitation With a Parent?

Despite a court order setting a visitation schedule after a divorce, there are times when a minor child doesn’t want to go to the other parent’s house. If your child Read More

Modification of Parenting Time or Visitation During the COVID-19 Crisis

Like other states, Michigan has been subject to executive orders and other measures that require workers — except for those designated as essential — to remain at home in an Read More

How Does Michigan Law Divide Assets in Divorce Cases?

Marriage is a complicated set of legal rights and obligations, including the presumed joint ownership of property acquired during the marriage. In a divorce, Michigan law provides for division of Read More

Michigan’s 100-Mile Rule on Moving Children After Divorce

In a divorce, child custody and visitation arrangements are set based on the circumstances at the time. That usually means the spouses are in close enough physical proximity to allow Read More

How to Use Separate Maintenance as an Alternative to Divorce

While Michigan law doesn’t provide for legal separation like you will find in some states, couples can create a status known as “separate maintenance” if they wish to stay married Read More

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