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Divorce Discovery Phase

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC After you file for divorce and the answer to the compliant for divorce is filed what happens next?  This time is usually referred to as the divorce discovery phase of the divorce process.  The divorce discovery phase is usually spent [..]

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Michigan Divorce Process

  By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Michigan divorce process starts with the filing of a Compliant for Divorce.  The Plaintiff is the party who starts the lawsuit; the person whom files the Complaint for Divorce.  The divorce is filed and resolved by the Family Division of the Circuit Court. [..]

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DIVORCE TERMS AND DOCUMENTS

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC When you file a Michigan divorce case the documents/pleadings include but are not limited to the following: Summons This document notifies the other spouse that a suit has been started. He or she has 21 days, if personally served in [..]

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Wayne County Friend of the Court (FOC)

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC The Wayne County Friend of the Court (FOC) is now located, effective January 3, 2017, in a new and improved office space in the historic Penobscot Building.   Please note that the Wayne County FOC has a new phone number: 1-877-543-2660. [..]

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Michigan Divorce Checklist

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Once the holidays are over and the vacation suitcases are put away, it may be time to start planning for something that you may have been putting off – a divorce.  Divorce is complicated – legally, financially and emotionally.  A [..]

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MICHIGAN CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINE

MICHIGAN CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINE By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC In determining the amount of child support, Michigan has adopted a Statewide Child Support Guideline, hereinafter Michigan Child Support Guideline. The Judge and the Friend of the Court, hereinafter FOC, must use the Michigan Child Support [..]

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2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Commencing January 1, 2017, the 2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual (MCSFM) becomes effective.  The Michigan Child Support Formula Manual was last updated in 2013.  The major changes to the 2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual are as follows: The [..]

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Michigan Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC At Stelmock Law Firm, PC our top priority is the protection of your rights and your family. We understand that divorce and family law matters are complex and stressful cases that can profoundly impact your future. To help alleviate some [..]

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Reasonable parenting time?

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC What is reasonable parenting time?  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to what is reasonable parenting time.  Many factors determine what is reasonable parenting time and no two parents or children are alike.  However, case law provides us with some guidance reasonable [..]

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Custody, what steps should you take after being served

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Initial Custody Complaint. What steps should you take after being served with an initial custody complaint?  Emotions are high as being served can be scary and stressful. Your emotions might make it hard to figure out what to do next. [..]

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