Michigan Custody and Support in Divorce Cases

Michigan legal custody – What to do when you cannot agree?

Michigan legal custody – What to do when you cannot agree?  By:  Daniel Findling Most divorce cases end with both parents being awarded joint legal custody.  “Joint legal custody” means both parents are entitled to equal access and input to the educational, medical, religious needs of the child.  With joint legal custody parents must jointly[…]

Security for support

Support security – Securing the future payment of child support and alimony

Support security – Securing the future payment of support:  By Daniel Findling –  Divorce always involves change and an important change in almost every Michigan divorce or legal separation in Michigan is financial. For many, child support payments and alimony payments (spousal support) are an important financial component in moving forward after a divorce or[…]

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Tax exemptions, tax deductions and Michigan divorce

Tax exemptions, tax deductions and Michigan divorce:  The most comprehensive publication on tax considerations applicable to Michigan divorced or separated individuals is published by the Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service Publication 504 for use in preparing tax returns.  A link to the publication can be found at:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p504.pdf This IRS publication addresses[…]

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Conscious uncoupling: “spirit”, “soul” and divorce

Conscious uncoupling:  “spirit”, “soul” and divorce:  According to People magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow’s mentor, Dr. Habib Sadeghi introduced her to the notion of conscious uncoupling which apparently introduces the term “spirit” or “soul” into a divorce and her recent announcement of conscious uncoupling with her husband of 10 years, Chris Martin, has made headlines, both praising[…]

Dependent tax exemption

Taxes and divorce or separation

Taxes and divorce or separation:  The tax rules that apply to divorce and separated individuals can be complex.  In fact, the Internal Revenue Service has a 29 page publication on the subject.  The publication for use in preparing your 2013 income tax returns can be found here:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p504.pdf. Most Michigan divorce lawyers get nervous when[…]

Michigan divorce experts – When do you need expert testimony?

Michigan divorce experts – When do you need expert testimony?  Not every divorce case requires expert testimony.  However some do.  In  Michigan divorce cases there are three types of experts employed more than any other, a real estate expert, a valuation expert and a custody evaluator expert. The real estate expert is typically a certified[…]

What about the engagement ring?

The engagement ring:  Glamour magazine reports that on average, a guy will spend about $5,229 on an engagement ring which is a lot of money, yet far less than the 10 most expensive engagement ring’s according to a Hollywood gossip website. So it begs the question, what does Michigan law have to say about an engagement[…]

Religious divorce and Michigan divorce law

Religious divorce and Michigan divorce law:  Religion plays an important role for many.  When a divorce is pending, religion can also play an important role. For the pious, a divorce through the courts is not enough and although they are required under Michigan divorce law, the parties will also seek a religious divorce. In Christianity[…]

Marriage and Divorce conflict of laws – Full Faith and Credit & Comity

Marriage and Divorce conflict of laws – Full Faith and Credit & Comity:  When we recite the pledge of allegiance we are reminded that we are one nation under god, but the United States is composed of fifty independent States with different laws that often conflict with each other. A Michigan divorce is valid in[…]

Top 10 divorce questions to ask your lawyer

Top 10 divorce questions to ask your lawyer:  People always ask me what divorce questions should I ask a lawyer.  I compiled this list of top 10 divorce questions you should ask during a consultation.  Hopefully, answers to these divorce questions will provide guidance and help you determine if the attorney is a good fit.[…]

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Divorce Settlement video – How to settle a Michigan Divorce case

How to settle a divorce case The majority of Michigan divorce cases settle.  This article and video addresses hot to settle a Michigan divorce case and is part of the Michigan Divorce Education Series by Findling Law.                              Let our exceptional legal[…]

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Michigan divorce planning video – What to do before you file

Michigan Divorce Education Series Michigan divorce planning:  Before you have the “talk”, it might be in your best interest to sit down and talk with a qualified divorce specialist.  Proper divorce planning can play an important role in not only how much your divorce case will cost but how stressful the process will be. Before[…]

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Michigan Divorce Formal Process video – divorce steps

Michigan divorce steps:  This video is a complete – everything you need to know – explanation of Michigan law and strategy covering the steps of a divorce.  The basic and not so basic divorce steps are discussed and explained.  I am hopeful you find it both empowering and educational.  A summary of the topics covered[…]

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Michigan Property division video

Michigan Divorce Education Series – Property division Divorce in Michigan  – Property Division:  This video Webinar is a comprehensive explanation of Michigan law and strategy covering property division.  Key learnings and strategies are discussed.  I am hopeful you find it both empowering and educational.  A summary of the topics covered is provided below.  (run time[…]

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Michigan Alimony and Spousal Support video

Michigan Divorce Education Series Divorce in Michigan – Alimony and Spousal support:  This video Webinar is a comprehensive explanation of Michigan law and strategy covering alimony / spousal support.  Key learnings and strategies are discussed.  I am hopeful you find it both empowering and educational.  A summary of the topics covered is provided below.  (run[…]

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