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Through our blogs, we provide timely updates and commentary on legal issues that could have a significant impact on your life. We cover the latest trends impacting Michigan’s business community, as well!

BankruptcyChapter 7

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Pros and Cons

Filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy can be a difficult decision to make. Before making a final decision on filing bankruptcy, however, understanding the pros and cons of this type of bankruptcy is essential. This post will discuss the pros and cons of filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Remember that every legal case is different, and you must get specific advice tailored to your situation before making any decisions. While some general principles always apply, the details of your case will significantly impact the outcome. That's why you must consult an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can help you understand your options and make the best decision.

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DivorceFamily Law

Uncontested Divorce Michigan: What you need to know

Are you seeking a Michigan divorce but unsure what an uncontested divorce entails? An uncontested divorce is one where both parties have agreed to the terms of their marital dissolution without any legal dispute or court-mediated negotiations. This arrangement can benefit many couples; it saves time and money and reduces the stress associated with the divorce process.

In this article, we’ll explore exactly how your law firm can help guide you through an uncontested divorce in Michigan so that you and your spouse can enjoy a swift resolution to your marriage and confidently transition into the next chapter of your new life.

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DivorceFamily Law

Can You Go to Jail for Adultery in Michigan?

Adultery is a topic that many people will try to avoid discussing, but it remains an essential issue for those who are considering filing for divorce in Michigan. What often is not known is that in this state, adultery is a criminal offense that can result in jail time.

That said, Michigan law is a no-fault divorce state. As such, you do not have to allege adultery or fault in the divorce process. It does affect the marital estate. Michigan divorce law considers adultery in regard to property division, spousal support, and child custody.

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DivorceFamily Law

Legal Separation in Michigan? The Answers You’re Looking For

Considering a legal separation in Michigan, you likely have many questions. What is a legal separation? How does it differ from separate maintenance? What are the grounds for legal separation in Michigan? We will answer all of those questions and more.

In Michigan, legal separation is known as “separate maintenance.” A legally married person would file a complaint for separate maintenance if they wanted to separate from their spouse but remain married. If a married couple files a separate maintenance complaint, it may affect the division of property and debt, child support and custody arrangements, and spousal support.

So if you’re wondering about legal separation in Michigan, read on! We will provide an overview of legal separation filing or separate maintenance in Michigan, including what it is, how to get it, and the benefits and drawbacks of pursuing this route.

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Child SupportFamily Law

Can Parents Agree to No Child Support? The Pros and Cons

When two parents decide to break up, one of the biggest questions they face is child support. How much should the noncustodial parent pay? Will either parent have to pay child support at all? Can parents agree to no child support?

Parties can avoid paying child support but often, the assistance of an attorney is needed. We will explore the pros and cons of agreeing to no child support. We will also look at how child support is determined in Michigan Courts.

It is essential to understand that child support is not about money. Child support is about the child’s needs. The child should have the same standard of living in both homes. Child support should not be used as a way to punish noncustodial parents.

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Family LawParenting Time

Can a Parent Deny a Grandparent Visitation? The Rights of Grandparents in Michigan

Yes. In Michigan, parents have a right to control who sees their children and can deny grandparent visitation in most cases
It can be heartbreaking for a grandparent to be denied visitation with their grandchild. In some cases, the child’s parent may be preventing the grandparent from seeing the child, while in others, the grandparent may not have legal visitation rights.

Parental rights in Michigan are substantial. Parents have the legal right to control who sees their children. A parent can deny grandparents visitation. In some situations, however, grandparents sue to have a certain amount of grandparenting time. This is not an option for other extended family members.

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Criminal LawDUI Defense

What is a PBT Test? A Comprehensive Guide to the Preliminary Breath Test

What is a PBT Test? A preliminary breath test, or PBT, is a type of breathalyzer used by law enforcement to measure the alcohol concentration in a person’s breath. This chemical test is usually administered roadside and helps police officers determine if a driver is intoxicated.

This comprehensive guide will discuss everything you need to know about the preliminary breathalyzer test! We’ll cover topics like how the test works, what the results mean, and whether or not you should take one if an officer offers.

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Child CustodyFamily Law

Fathers Rights Michigan: A Professional Review

If you are a father in Michigan, it is essential to understand your rights regarding child custody. A professional guide to fathers’ rights in Michigan can help you know what steps to take if you find yourself in a child custody battle.

The laws related to child custody vary from state to state, so it is essential to know what applies in Michigan. We will provide an overview of fathers’ rights in Michigan and discuss some of the most important things fathers should know.

fathers rights in michigan
Child CustodyChild SupportFamily Law

Does Child Support Change If You Get Married? How Marital Status Affects Child Support Payments

When two people get married, their lives become intertwined in many ways. One question often arises about whether child support payments will change if the parents marry. Generally, child support payments will not change if you marry in Michigan.

The Courts generally do not include the new spouse’s income. Michigan’s child support guidelines do not consider a new spouse’s income when a child support obligation is calculated.

However, the answer to this question is complex and depends on various factors. We will explore how marital status affects child support payments. We will also provide tips on handling child support payments if you get married.

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Criminal LawDUI Defense

Open Container Law Michigan: Everything You Need to Know

Michigan is one of the states in the US that has an open container law. Open alcohol containers in a vehicle constitute a misdemeanor in Michigan. This means it is illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Misdemeanor charges can include up to 93 days of jail and a $500 fine for having an open container in Michigan. Having open intoxicants is a severe offense.

We will discuss everything you need to know about Michigan’s open container law. We will cover what the law entails, which vehicles it covers, and the penalties for violating it. Stay safe and obey Michigan’s open container law!

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