Your soon-to-be ex-spouse (STBX) may think they are being sneaky about hiding their assets from you, but there are many ways to find out about these hidden assets. If your spouse obtained any assets while you were together, it is your right to have them considered in your divorce, unless of course there was a […]
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Hidden Assets In Divorce Pt. 1: How Could Your Spouse Be Hiding Assets In A Divorce?
Even in the most cooperative of divorces, your spouse could be hiding their assets. This is often done to lower the amount of money awarded to the former spouse or even to lower the amount of child support owed. In Michigan, divorce requires equitable division of assets, but this doesn’t mean equal. It is illegal […]
Does Divorce Litigation Mean a Trial?
Many people are seeking a divorce in Mid-Michigan but are concerned about the time and money involved. Their question is whether their divorce case has to end with a trial in court? The quick answer is no. There is certainly not a one-size-fits-all formula for a divorce, but there are many circumstances that lead to […]
Parental Alienation and Its Harm to Children
Not to be confused with Parental Alienation Syndrome, parental alienation is a process used by one parent to create a negative image of the other parent in a child’s mind. The goal is to damage the relationship between the child and the other parent. Divorce or separation can lead to the use of parental alienation, […]
Did Your Narcissistic Spouse Ruin The Holidays (Again)? Are You Finally Ready to File For Divorce?
There are many, many reasons why being married to a narcissist is an awful experience. In addition to the ‘walking-on-eggshells’ reality that makes up every minute of your day, you have to put up with being verbally abused, undermined, and emotionally attacked on a regular basis. And don’t forget the ongoing gaslighting that makes up […]
Is Your Spouse Really a Narcissist? What if They’re Just a Really Selfish Jerk?
The term ‘narcissist’ gets thrown around a lot these days, and used to refer to just about anyone who shows signs of being conceited, selfish, or unkind. Teens use it to describe their parents when they aren’t getting what they want from them. Adults use it to describe greedy bosses, mean spouses, and family members […]
Worried About Divorcing Your Abuser? Afraid of Leaving a Narcissist? Here’s What You Need to Know.
One of our clients lucked out when it came to divorcing her narcissistic husband. He had threatened to leave her many times during the 17 years they’d been married, and she always ended up begging him to stay. However, when she finally realized her marriage was toxic and she needed to get out, she simply […]
Tips For Starting Life Over After The Decision to Get a Divorce (Pt 2)
Hi there and welcome back to this blog about starting life over after deciding to get divorced, and what that might look like for you. As we pointed out in the previous article, the very first thing you should do is talk to your attorney. Packing your bags and rushing out the door because you’ve […]
Litigation in Divorce: Do I Have to go to Court to Get Divorced?
We get asked this question a lot in our Lansing office – “Do I have to go to court to get divorced?” And it’s hard to blame people for their concern. After all, court is a very public place, and most people have only seen courtroom divorces in movies. Which is scary. Divore litigation seems […]
Orthodox Jews Can Deny a Divorce, But Will Consider a Prenup
You may have watched ‘Unorthodox‘ or ‘Shtisel‘ on Netflix – both binge-worthy shows about the ultra-orthodox jewish community. (And if you haven’t, then you should!) But for most people, their knowledge of the lives of orthodox Jews doesn’t go much beyond recognizing the men in the street by their little side curls (called payos), and […]