Divorce

Divorce

Is a Collaborative Divorce right for me?

Divorce is emotionally difficult and technically demanding by its nature. Our adversarial justice system can make it harder because it pits one side against the other, with each party trying to get the best deal. Even in a relatively amicable divorce, both spouses may...

 Preparing for your divorce  

Divorce is something you may have been thinking about for a long time. Once you have decided that divorce is something you are going to do, there are many things you should do to prepare. Do not just rush out and file. Divorce is a major life event, both financially...

The Michigan Child Support System

For parents going through divorce, chances are a child support order will be an issue to discuss.  Even when parents share equal parenting time, child support may still be ordered under the Michigan Child Support Formula. This means that the parents will become very...

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...