How much is too much to drink and drive? Are you drunk when your blood alcohol content is 0.08% or 0.10%? Something lower, or maybe higher? A new bill in the Michigan legislature has put the legal blood alcohol limit under review, and the clock is ticking to end the debate. Fatal Drunk Driving Accident ... more
Founding a new company involves thousands of decisions that could affect its success. Choices in location, supply, manufacture, and personnel can all be critical. As you work through your start-up business planning, don’t forget to look at your corporate structure to decide if an LLC is right for you.
You’ve worked hard to save up money for your retirement. But now a divorce is threatening your nest egg. What can you do to protect your retirement accounts in a divorce?
For years, if you were seriously injured in an auto accident, you and your medical providers could seek no-fault benefits from your auto insurance company. But changes in the way the courts are reading the Michigan No-Fault Act could change the way you and your doctors get paid.
Most people recognize the considerable rights a creditor gains to satisfy a judgment if one is entered on their behalf. A judgment can result in harm to your credit score, lead to unpleasant creditor’s exams where you will be required to give testimony under oath about your assets, result in wage and tax garnishments, and ... more
By: Attorney Monica Rossi Baylis Going through a divorce is difficult and deciding how the marital debt is to be divided can be complicated and confusing. This article will specifically focus on how student loan debt taken out before or during a marriage may be divided when divorcing in Michigan. I. Michigan is an ... more
The Federal Trade Commission recently reported that in 2015, they received more than 490,000 identity theft complaints—that’s nearly 50% more compared to 2014. Tax fraud is by far the biggest contributor to those numbers. According to the FTC’s Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, tax refund fraud is the largest and fastest growing segment in the identity theft ... more
The month of January is when most of us are ready to make a fresh start in one way or another, whether that means tossing the junk food to eat healthier, or cleaning up files to get more organized. As an attorney, I’ve noticed another type of activity tends to spike this time of year ... more
An estate planning checkup is key to your financial health. Another year has flown by – meaning there’s a fresh, new one ahead. With a clean slate, you can make choices that will reap benefits in the upcoming year – and many years after. One thing many of us seem to put off (besides heading back ... more
False accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon. In many cases, accusations are brought forward during a divorce by a spouse to gain leverage for spousal support or child custody. These are serious accusations and can lead to criminal charges. This exact scenario happened to one of our clients recently. Our client had been physically, ... more