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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How to Choose a Divorce Attorney

If you’ve made the decision to divorce, or if your spouse has served you with divorce papers, the next thing you need to do is decide who will advise you and advocate for you throughout the divorce process. Your choice of attorney will affect the division of property, whether spousal support is awarded (and how […]

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What Do Family Lawyers Do?

Many people assume that family lawyers, or family law attorneys, are simply divorce lawyers. While divorce practice is a significant part of a family law attorney’s work, that work encompasses much more. Family law attorneys handle legal matters that arise between people who have a familial relationship or whose legal concerns are connected to family […]

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How to Divorce in Michigan

Most people who are considering a Michigan divorce have a lot of questions about the process. What do you need to file for divorce in Michigan? How long does a Michigan divorce take? Let’s take a look at some of these common concerns.  Starting a Michigan Divorce In order to start a divorce in Michigan, the first […]

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When is Separate Property No Longer Separate?

In any Michigan divorce, the divorce judgment must provide for the division of the couple’s property. What this means is that any property that is considered “marital” must be divided. Property that is considered “separate” is, with limited exceptions, not subject to division. Therefore, before a Michigan court can attempt to divide a couple’s marital […]

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How to Tell Your Children About Your Divorce

Making the decision to divorce is difficult. Sharing the news with your children, in some ways, is even harder. Here are some suggestions for making the process easier on them — and on you. Work With Your Spouse. You and your spouse may not be getting along very well, but if you are able to work […]

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