Category: Family Law

Michigan Divorce: frequently asked questions

This blog, Michigan Divorce: frequently asked questions, will answer the two questions that are asked most from divorce clients. What do I do prior to starting divorce proceedings?             Gathering Information.  Assemble as much information as possible regarding family financial matters. (1)  Include copies of tax returns for the last three years; (2) lists of [..]

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Michigan Alimony/Spousal Support Alive And Awarded

 In every action for divorce or separation brought before the court, either party may be required to pay alimony for the suitable support and maintenance of the adverse party.  MCL 552.13 Sec.13(1).  An award of alimony may be terminated by the court on the date that the party receiving the alimony remarries, unless a contrary [..]

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Michigan House Bill 4691

Michigan House Bill 4691 provides for significant revisions of the Child Custody Act.  Under the Child Custody Act, when a child custody dispute is before the circuit court, the court may take certain actions for the best interests of the child. These include awarding custody of the child to one or more of the parties [..]

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Hidden Marital Assets and Michigan Divorce

Hidden Marital Assets and Michigan Divorce Hidden Marital Assets.  In law, not many issues are black and white as most issues fall into the grey area.  However, Michigan divorce law is simple and to the point when it comes to hiding marital assets.  When getting a divorce in Michigan the law is black and white [..]

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Michigan Child Custody Trends: 1990 to 2015

Michigan Child custody is a term that refers to rights and responsibilities for each parent and child. Custody is a determination of the time a child is going to be with each parent and each parent’s responsibility to make decisions on behalf of the child. Michigan child custody can be modified to accommodate significant changes [..]

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Michigan Change of Domicile | Canton, MI Custody Lawyer

Michigan Change of Domicile Michigan Change of Domicile matters are one of the more challenging cases for families and family law attorneys. A Michigan Change of Domicile matter arises where two parents are parties to a custody arrangement and one parent is requesting to relocate. The Child Custody Act, MCL 722.21 et seq., governs all disputes [..]

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DIVORCE AND INTRODUCING A NEW PARTNER

Divorce and introducing a new partner, when is an appropriate time to introduce the children?  It is common in many divorcing family situations for one or both parents to become involved with a new partner. This can obviously be a very confusing and dismaying experience for children. Many children will feel a sense of competition [..]

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Michigan Single Parenting – New Sources of Stress

While many newly divorced parents are relieved to be out of an unhappy (and sometimes abusive) marriage, single parenting brings with it new sources of stress, often leading to disastrous consequences for the children.  Typical problems associated with single parenting include but are not limited to the following: loss in income and attendant need to work [..]

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Divorce/Breakup and Preschoolers

What are the effects of Divorce/Breakup and Preschoolers?  As you read, remember that each child is unique and not all children experience the difficulties discussed here.  In the paragraphs that follow, the most common problems experienced by children of divorcing parents will be discussed with a focus on Divorce/Breakup and Preschoolers. Most parents that separate, [..]

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Michigan Parenting Time and the Children

The following material is intended to answer some of your questions about general Michigan parenting time. It is not intended to answer specific questions about your particular case, since each case is different.  To have your particular questions answered about Michigan parenting time please call, 734.927.9782, the Michigan Parenting Time attorneys at Stelmock Law Firm, [..]

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