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TO PRENUP OR NOT TO PRENUP

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Prenuptial agreements, also known as antenuptial agreements, have been the source of much discussion in the world of wedding planning. These agreements generally determine how assets are to be divided between spouses in the event of either divorce or death. We use the term “spouses” rather than “husband and wife” to recognize same sex marriages and include all forms of marriage...[...]

Matzoh Matter with This Marriage? Jewish Divorce for Family Lawyers

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Time Perception, Age, and Parenting Time

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    “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future. Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future.” Steve Miller, Fly Like An Eagle, 1977 “Are we there yet?” Six year old Junior Smythe, 1966       Much time in our practice is dedicated to formulating meaningful parenting time schedules. In Michigan, parenting time is governed by...[...]

Stop Wasting Time on Child Support Issues

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  In Michigan, child support it domestic relation actions are governed by MCL 552.605. This section provides: (1) If a court orders the payment of child support under this or another act of the state, this section applies to that order. (2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the court shall order child support in an amount determined by application of the child support...[...]

Should I File For Divorce?

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“Should I file for divorce?” This is the question we are asked repeatedly by new and consulting clients. This question may be more appropriate for a psychologist or a psychiatrist than a divorce lawyer. However, this question is addressed in the Michigan court rules and statutes. MCR 3.206 relates to pleadings in domestic relations actions. MCR 3.206 (5)(d) provides “In an action...[...]

DIVORCE STRATEGIES- Prove Your Fitness Not Your Spouse’s Incompetence

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  There may be several times in divorce litigation that a parent is examined regarding custody and/or parenting time issues. These examination may include investigations by friend of the court; psychological and/or psychodiagnostic evaluations by a forensic psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker; oral depositions, written interrogatories and other forms of discovery. Such...[...]

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