• 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…

  • Holiday Headaches: Post-Divorce Parenting Around the Holidays

    The Kronzek Firm The holiday season means traditions, celebrations, snowfall here in Michigan and family time. But what happens after divorce? Who does your child get to spend the special days with?  All across Michigan, from Lansing to Holt to Dewitt, families struggle with how to celebrate the holidays after divorce. The holidays can be…

  • Stepparent Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights

    Stepparent Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights

    The Kronzek Firm Single parents have to do it all. Single parents often kiss all the boo-boos, bring home all the money, and take care of the day-to-day responsibilities of family life. It can be exhausting and overwhelming to be the sole provider of emotional, financial, and material needs. Over time, a single parent may…

  • Contemplating Your Choices: 10 things to do when divorce is on the table 

    The decision on whether or not to get divorced is sometimes even more difficult than the one you make when you decide to get married. Divorces here in Michigan can be ugly. Divorce happens after you build a life with someone for many years; usually commingling  finances, maybe bringing kids into the world, and sharing…

  • Decided on Divorce? 10 things you need to do right away!

    Decided on Divorce? 10 things you need to do right away!

    The French game of “effeuiller la marguerite” (he loves me, he loves me not) is often played by spouses as they wrestle with the idea of divorce. Understandably, when people are in emotionally-charged relationships, such as one between a married couple, it is difficult to clearly make decisions.  It is easy to go back and…

  • What is Supervised Parenting Time?

    The idea of having time with your children while you are being supervised or observed is likely unsettling, but a court can order supervised parenting time to parents under when it believes that it will best serve the children. Supervised parenting time happens when a court thinks there have been, or there could be behaviors that…

  • Hidden Assets in Divorce Pt 2: How Do I Discover Hidden Assets In A Divorce? And Then What?

    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…

  • Should I Consider a Nesting Agreement for Parenting Time?

    When parents physically separate, it is stressful in itself for both the father and the mother, and most especially for their children. Other than the stress of the decision to change the family structure, there is more stress involved in finding one or possibly two new homes and determining when the children will be traveling…