• The Collateral Damage of Parental Alienation

    Written by Monica Borschel, Ph.D. and Charles Kronzek, Family law litigator             Parental alienation is the deliberate or accidental turning of your children against the other parent. Deliberate alienation is badmouthing the other parent, family, ethnicity, culture, or religion. Part of the alienation includes spoiling the child, confiding in the child, or parentifying the child. […]


    Perhaps you are wondering about your rights to share custody or parenting time of a child of a same-sex relationship? This is a hot topic in Michigan right now because, as of May 2023, there is a current case before the Michigan Supreme Court dealing with that very issue.  Now that same sex couples are […]

  • My Spouse is Hiding Money

    The Kronzek Firm  Have you recently felt as though there are more secrets in your household? Wondering what happened to the contents of the family coin jar? Where is all our money going? Suspicious behavior, out-of-the-ordinary purchases, and sudden insistence on frugality are red flags of a partner trying to hide money from you. Our […]

  • Upcoming Child Support Hearing : Do I Need A Lawyer?

    The Kronzek Firm  Child support is a tricky thing to handle by yourself. This is especially true when there is an upcoming child support hearing in Ingham County, Clinton County, or Eaton County When a child support hearing is on the horizon, you may feel intimidated, traumatized from a separation or divorce, or just plain […]

  • My Spouse Made the Money and Now We Are Getting Divorced

    …He says I don’t get anything! She says I get nothing! The Kronzek Firm Within many relationships, there is an imbalance between spousal incomes. Sometimes, one partner makes all the money, and the other one has never worked outside of the home. These differences in income can create problems when a couple decides to divorce. […]

  • Common Law and Common Problems

    The Kronzek Firm  More and more couples are deciding to skip the marriage part and just play house. The economic costs of marriage may seem to outweigh the economic gains to some people. A lot of times, unmarried couples in Michigan remain together for a long time. Many couples consider themselves married even when they […]

  • Prenuptial Agreements in Michigan

    The Kronzek Firm  For many of us, we think of prenups as something that serial divorcees and rich people use. While this can be the case, prenups may be useful for everyday partners considering marriage. Prenuptial agreements are sometimes called antenuptial agreements here in Michigan.  Prenups aren’t a tool to facilitate divorce. Rather, they are […]

  • Safe And Smooth Child Visitation Exchanges

    Getting along with your ex can be so tough! According to the United States Census Bureau, there are many more divorces than there are other types of marriage dissolution. It is not shocking then, that divorces and separation of partners, can cause difficult relationships.  These difficult relationships are even harder when there are kids involved. […]

  • Fact or Fiction: Divorce Spikes in January

    From September to December, all across Michigan, people are celebrating holidays, traditions, and time together. For some couples, all this “together time” can spell trouble for their relationship. Many law firms note the uptick in divorce cases being filed following the holiday season. But why is there this trend happening here in Ingham and Clinton […]

  • Custody Confusion: Physical vs. Legal Custody in Michigan

    The Kronzek Firm  When parents here in Michigan say that they have custody of their kids, what does that mean? Does it mean that they see their kid on the weekend? Does it mean that dad can make medical decisions for his child? Does it mean that mom can take her children to the trampoline […]