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?
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 parent’s relationship breaks down the first question is often who will “get” the kids. Fear of losing control of your children could push you to take an all-or-nothing approach in court. In a hotly contested custody battle, is the judge likely to award you sole custody of your children?
One key to a smooth divorce is for both sides to provide information on everything from work schedules to retirement accounts. Find out what to expect when you are starting a divorce, and what financial records your divorce lawyer will need to resolve your case.
Even the most carefully written custody and parenting time plan can get stale over time. Changes in your life, or in your relationship with your child’s other parent can sometime leave you wondering “My custody order isn’t working. What can I do?”
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?
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 […]
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 […]