Services: Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, Support and more.

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Divorce

Are you thinking about filing for divorce? Have you been served with Divorce papers? This can be a scary time. Give me a call.  You will feel better knowing what you can expect.  Also get some tips about what you should (and should not) be doing right now.

Custody and Parenting Time

Are you going through a divorce, or having post-judgment custody issues with your ex-spouse.  Call me to find out about the 2 types of custody and  what your judge may focus on when deciding custody and/or parenting time issues. You can also get some ideas about specific schedules that may work for your family.

Child Support

If you have children, you have likely thought about child support, whether you may have to pay it, or whether you are relying on it to support your family.  Call me to find out how the formula works and to get an idea of how much you can expect.

Spousal Support/Alimony

Spousal Support or Alimony is still awarded in Michigan on a case by case basis.  Your specific case may or may not be appropriate for a spousal support award

Marital Home

If you own a home, call me to find out what your options are if you are thinking about filing for divorce, or are currently in the process of divorcing. Whether you want to keep the home, or your spouse does, find out how to approach this  issue.

Retirement and Investment Accounts

Call me to find out if you'll have to divide your retirement and/or investment accounts and what the process is to get the accounts divided.

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Personal Property

What is going to happen to all of your "stuff".  There are lots of options to dividing your personal property.  Most of the time people actually manage to divide the majority of their belongings without issue.

Same-Sex Marriages/Relationships

Same-sex marriages and relationships may have different or unique issues to address.  Find out if it matters if you have a same-sex union or marriage or where and when you got married.  If you have children, find out what each parent's rights are with respect to the children and how to craft custody and parenting time agreements.

Out of State Parenting Time

Are you a parent that lives out of State? Or is your spouse or ex-spouse living out of State? Find out how to craft parenting time schedules to still allow for significant time with each parent and what reasonable expectations for parenting time might be.

Paternity

Do you have a child with someone you are not legally married to? Find out if you need to establish paternity to have legal rights to your child.

Legal Separations

Find out what the term "legal separation" really means in Michigan and whether a Separate Maintenance Action makes sense for your family.