Legal Separation in Michigan

If divorce has crossed your mind but you are not ready to file, you may want to consider legal separation. Deciding to stay or leave takes courage. Legal separation in Michigan can be as simple as a private agreement to separate to a legally enforceable document.

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[…]

Michigan divorce law update: The dangers of commingling property (assets).

Commingling assets and divorce in Michigan:  When dividing property in a divorce, a primary consideration is whether the property is ‘marital’ or ‘separate’.  As a general rule, property acquired by reason of the marriage or “during the course of the marriage” is marital and is likely subject to division in the event of divorce. Conversely,[…]

Michigan Divorce law – Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher divorce Do you need a prenup?

Prenup and divorce in Michigan:  NEWS FLASH:  “A year after the couple announced their split, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s divorce case is moving into the Los Angeles court system.” Ok, so maybe your net worth isn’t in excess of $290 million and the age gap between you and your spouse is not very large.[…]

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