Michigan divorce process

The Michigan Divorce Education Series.

In 2012, we envisioned a divorce video education series which evolved into the The Michigan Divorce Education Series by Findling Law. The idea was to provide quality information (more than just the basics with case law and statutory support) on Michigan Divorce, Custody, Alimony and support.

Allard v. Allard

How the Allard III case killed pre and post-nuptial agreements.

The Allard III case may have killed one of the most valuable tools in a Michigan divorce lawyers toolbox in drafting a separation agreement after parties marry.  Unlike a pre-nuptial agreement, which is entered into before a couple gets married and predetermines the outcome of a potential divorce, a post-nuptial agreement is entered after the parties[…]

Marriage and divorce

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce

“Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.” The satirical title of this post, “Marriage is the chief cause of divorce” is credited to Julius Henry who is most commonly known as Groucho Marx the rapid fire comedian.  However, divorce is never funny. While marriage can be wonderful, it can also be problematic.  For many, marriage[…]

Legal Separation

Legal Separation in Michigan

Legal Separation in Michigan by:  Daniel Findling Legal separation in Michigan is different than other states.   While some states require a period of legal separation before a couple can get divorced, Michigan does not. Legal separation in Michigan is technically called a Separate Maintenance Agreement.  While it only takes one person to get divorced in[…]

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[…]

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[…]


Michigan Legal Separation video (separate maintenance, post nuptial and divorce)

Michigan Divorce Education Series Michigan legal separation:  “Honey, we have to talk.”   These words can be a cause for concern, or even lead to divorce.  Many people struggle with the decision to divorce.  Michigan law provides alternatives to divorce, including legal separation.  The webinar provides a comprehensive look at Michigan legal separation agreements. In[…]


Michigan divorce update: Pension and retirement, Who is your beneficiary?

Changing pension or life insurance beneficiaries after divorce. A lesson to lawyers – The Judgment of Divorce may not be enough! In almost every Judgment of Divorce, the parties either award or waive an interest in the former spouses’ pension plan(s) or life insurance plan(s). However, if the benefit is governed by ERISA, a waiver[…]

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