How Will My Divorce Affect My Credit?

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You know that divorce will affect your finances. You may be losing your spouse’s income, or have to pay child support or spousal support. Your living expenses might well consume a larger percentage of your household income. One question you may have forgotten to ask yourself, though, is “how will my divorce affect my credit?” […]

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How to Update Your Estate Plan After Divorce

Couple's Hands Signing Papers to Update Estate Plan

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you and your spouse created an estate plan to provide for your child’s well-being in the event something happens to either or both of you. Now you’re getting divorced, or newly divorced. How does that estate plan need to change? If reading the paragraph above made you […]

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Who Should File for Divorce First in Michigan?

Woman in Court Room Files for Divorce

In some Michigan divorces, one spouse serves the other with divorce papers, and the spouse who is served is blindsided. In most divorces, though, the couple knows their marriage is in deep trouble. If you know you and your spouse are headed for divorce, should you file for divorce first, or let them file? The […]

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Marital and Separate Property in Michigan

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If you’re getting divorced in Michigan, you know that part of the process is the division of marital property. What you may not know is exactly what “marital property” means. Not all property that belongs to you and your spouse is marital, and before a judge can divide it up, he or she will need […]

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When One Parent Moves After Divorce

Mother and daughter with moving box

Divorce, it’s said, ends a marriage, but not a family. When you divorce with kids, you are never completely disconnected from your ex. In order to see your kids on a regular basis, it’s necessary that you live within a reasonable distance of each other. Usually, at the time of your divorce, this isn’t a […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer to Divorce in Michigan?

Michigan Divorce

This is a question I hear a lot when people learn what I do for a living. My response is often something along the lines of, “No, you don’t need a lawyer to get a divorce. You also don’t need to have a dentist to get your tooth pulled, but it’s usually a lot less […]

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Surviving Divorce After 50

Divorce for Men Over 50

Divorce is never easy, no matter how old you are. But when you’re over fifty, there are unique challenges — emotionally, socially, and financially. Your marriage is likely to have been of longer duration than that of a younger person who is divorcing; it’s been a significant part of your adult life. At the same […]

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Can We Share a Divorce Lawyer?

Share a Divorce Attorney

Divorce isn’t always like it’s depicted on television and in the movies. Couples aren’t always at each other’s throats, vowing to get the most aggressive divorce lawyer they can afford and to take the other spouse for everything they’re worth. Often, couples reach a mutual decision to end their marriages, and find themselves in agreement […]

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Divorce Attorneys for Men

Oakland County Divorce Attorney for Men

Divorce is hard for everyone, whether you’re the person who filed or the person who was served with divorce papers. It’s hard whether the need for divorce has been brewing for a long time, or has arisen suddenly. And it’s hard whether you’re a man or a woman. However, divorce is often difficult in different […]

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How Fault Still Matters in a Michigan No-Fault Divorce

In the wake of the recent scandal involving the hacking of Ashley Madison, a “dating” website for married people looking to have affairs, many people have grown concerned—whether or not they used that website—about how evidence of their own misconduct could affect them in a divorce. It’s easy to assume, if you live in a […]

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