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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Does my Spouse Get to Keep Part of my Inheritance if We Get Divorced in Michigan?
For a married person that loves their spouse, sharing the windfall of an inheritance seems like a really good idea. After all, if you’re in this together for the long haul, it only makes sense to share the wealth. But for a divorcing couple, nothing could be more frustrating than knowing you came into a […]
What Happens if I Can’t Pay my Child Support in Michigan?
During these uncertain times, when many people are struggling to find jobs that pay them a living wage, and government assistance checks are on the verge of drying up, finances can be a tricky subject. So for those who are having difficulty making ends meet, paying child support in addition to all your regular bills […]
How do I Figure Out What my Stuff is Worth For My Divorce Case in Michigan?
When you get divorced in Michigan, just like everywhere else in the country, you and your spouse device up your belongings. The division of assets, where you determine who gets to keep that beautiful painting you bought together on your honeymoon, and who keeps Great Aunt Agatha’s fine china, is a standard part of pretty […]
DIY Divorce: It’s Not Always The Money Saving Option You’d Hoped For!
We live in a society that champions the DIY approach for just about everything. You only have to spend five minutes on Pinterest to find recipes for everything from homemade laundry detergent and sunblock, to instructions on how to build your own dining room table and weave your own hammock. While this wonderful variety of […]
Hiring The Wrong Divorce Attorney Can Cost You a Bundle!
Lawyers aren’t cheap, we know that. And just like shoes, mattresses, and cookware, you get what you pay for. But did you know that hiring the cheapest attorney you can find isn’t the only way to end up with the wrong attorney? Believe it or not, you can pay an arm and a leg for […]
Is my Spouse Hiding Assets From me During The Divorce Process? How Can I Tell?
Hiding assets during a divorce is a big no-no in Michigan! Because we’re an “equitable distribution” state (which means that our family law courts try to divide a divorcing couple’s assets as fairly as possible.) Each spouse is legally entitled to a portion of their combined assets. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you each get […]
Important Tax Topics Your Michigan Divorce Attorney Needs to Discuss With You (Pt 1)
Divorce is a busy time, and we know you’re going to have a lot on your plate right now. Which is one of the reasons a good divorce attorney brings up those very unexciting-sounding topics, like taxes, that need to be figured out. You may want to focus on “the important stuff” like alimony and […]
Representing Yourself in Your Divorce is Probably Going To Be Very Expensive!
We’ve talked about this before – why representing yourself in court is almost always a pretty terrible idea. But like everything in life, if it’s important it’s worth revisiting. And this is definitely important. Because what you do and say in court during divorce proceedings doesn’t just impact your life now and in the immediate […]
Important Things Parents Miss When Making Child Support Decisions
Parents involved in a divorce have a lot on their plates to figure out and plan ahead for. There is so much paperwork to wade through, and so many decisions to make, so should come as no surprise that sometimes things slip through the cracks. However we’d like to help you figure out one of […]