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Some do not divide the family home, they share it

In many cases, the largest asset to be sold and split in a divorce is the family home. Often, it is that split that allows couples to move on to their separate lives financially stable. Indeed, it is so common that we did a blog post on dividing the family home in a...

How can the court enforce a parenting time order?

Children can easily get caught in the middle of a Michigan divorce. As the case moves forward, custody and parenting time are frequent topics for dispute. Once custody has been established, the court strives to make sure both parents can forge a positive relationship...

Dividing the family home in a divorce

When it comes to divorce and property division, Michigan is considered an “equitable distribution” state. This means that marital property, including the family home if purchased, improved or maintained with marital funds, will be divided based on fairness.  While...

Transition challenges in adoption

When Michigan families decide to welcome a new member of the family through adoption, they can expect that there will be some bumps along the way. No matter how well adoptive parents may plan for the day the child comes home, there is bound to be a post-adoption...

Is your soon-to-be-ex hiding assets from you?

The more diverse and complicated your marital assets are, the more difficult it can be to ensure that they’re accounted for when divorcing spouses divide their property and support payments are ordered. Divorce attorneys and forensic accounts can cite numerous...