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 […]
Protecting Your Family Owned Business During a Michigan Divorce
When you walk down the aisle next to the person of your dreams, chances are the last thing you’re thinking about is how to protect your investments against them in the future if it your marriage goes to hell in a handbasket. But given the divorce rate these days, it would be silly not to […]
Divorce and Your Mortgage: What You Really Need to Know!
In many Michigan cases when a couple gets divorced, they have to figure out what to do with their home and mortgage. This can be a source of great dissent during the divorce process, especially if they can’t find a way to agree on what’s best for everyone. Divorce attorneys around Lansing deal with this […]
After Your Divorce, Remember to Deal With Your Health Insurance!
As if there isn’t already enough on your plate during a divorce! On top of the stress and emotional strain, you have an endless list of things that need to be done. Like the piles of papers you need to sort through to find that one document for your attorney. Or setting up new bank […]
Don’t Forget to Change Your Life Insurance Policy After Your Divorce!
There’s a whole lot to think about and deal with when you get divorced. The paperwork alone can be extremely overwhelming. So it’s no surprise that people forget to deal with important things in the wake of their divorces. Many of them are burned out, and many simply forget because they have so much on […]
What Happens if I Forget to Change my Will After The Divorce?
Picture this… You’ve passed away (hopefully peacefully in your sleep) and your family and loved ones are gathered around a desk in an attorney’s office somewhere, waiting to discover what you left to whom. Perhaps you get a chuckle out of picturing the facial expression of that one money-grubbing relative you intentionally left out of […]