You have split from your partner and filed for child custody, either as part of a divorce or as its own action. How can you tell if your children will live with you or your former spouse? How do Michigan courts decide who gets child custody?
When you are seriously injured on someone else’s property, a landowner negligence lawsuit may be the best way to be compensated for those injuries. Figuring out who to sue – the landlord or the tenant – can be troublesome. If you sue the wrong party, you could end up having your case dismissed.
When you have been charged with criminal sexual conduct, a plea agreement can seem like the only way to avoid a lengthy sentence. Before you get too excited about early release, be sure you understand the potential consequences of probation and parole violations, which sex offenders, can include SORA charges for failure to register.
When you are starting a new business, every day brings too many questions and not enough answers. Sometimes you just need a short answer to your top business start-up questions put you on the right path, keep you moving forward, and know when to visit your business lawyer’s office.
Filing for divorce can be intimidating. It represents one of the biggest changes you can make to your life: parting ways with a spouse you can no longer live with. However, for many Michigan residents, the process of divorce is as big a mystery as what they will do once the judgment is entered.
When a construction crew takes over your workplace, or your home, who is responsible for injuries caused by dangers on the worksite? Should you sue contractors for worksite injuries under premises liability law, or is the landowner responsible for the work of their contractors?
Over the last few years, identity theft has been big news. Everyone from your neighbor to large corporations, even the federal government, has had confidential information stolen by thieves online. However, hacking isn’t the only thing that counts as identity theft in Michigan criminal court. Find out what identity theft is, and what penalties you […]
A recent California Supreme Court decision is causing a stir among gig-economy employers. Changes in the way that state draws the line between employees and independent contractors may affect the bottom line of companies that rely on the lower overhead that comes with contracted workers. Will those changes affect Michigan-based businesses? What are the rules […]
Being named executor to a large estate can be intimidating. Executors are responsible for paying off creditors, distributing assets, and honoring loved ones’ last wishes. But executors don’t have to do it alone. By building an estate administration team of professionals, executors can fulfill their duty to the estate and protect their family or friends’ […]
Maybe there have been too many movies about fights that start in a bar until the patrons decide to “take it outside”. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently had to address the question of whether a bar owner was responsible when patrons and bouncers got into a fight off-premises that left one person dead.