Tag: Divorce in Michigan
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 […]
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 […]
Tips For Starting Life Over After The Decision to Get a Divorce (Pt 1)
Getting divorced is tough. Emotionally, legally, financially, and on just about every other front as well. But as if that isn’t enough, now you’ve got to move out and start life over. And it’s not just the packing and relocating that’s time consuming and frustrating. You have to figure out what you can take and […]
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 […]
You Don’t Have to be Named on The Title to Own a Piece of Your Spouse’s Property!
Many divorcing couples in Michigan don’t understand how assets are divided in the event of a divorce. And who can blame them? It can be a bit complicated, and because we see so much conflicting information in movies and TV shows (many of which are based on laws in other states, or simply on the […]
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 […]
What a Great Divorce Lawyer Really Looks Like (Pt 1)
Obviously, there’s a huge difference between a “decent” divorce lawyer and a “good” divorce lawyer. “Decent” implies that they don’t suck. But that’s about as good as it gets. And as you can imagine, when it comes to your divorce, this isn’t what you want or need. Not if you’re hoping to be set up […]
Are You Trying to Decide Whether to Save Your Marriage, or Get Divorced?
Making the decision to get divorced is a major life event. It can take some people years to come to a place where they’re ready to end their marriages, even if those relationships have been unhappy for a long time. But knowing you want out doesn’t necessarily make the process any easier. Many people deal […]