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Michigan Legal Blog of the Bruce Law Firm

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!

AlimonyDivorceFamily Law

How to Avoid Paying Spousal Support

Are you facing a divorce or legal separation and are concerned about how much alimony, also known as spousal support, you must pay? While predicting your case's exact outcome is impossible, specific steps can be taken during divorce proceedings to minimize or avoid paying spousal support. You need to know if you are going to have to pay alimony.

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Criminal LawTraffic Ticket

Reckless Driving Michigan: What You Need To Know

One of Michigan's most serious forms of traffic offenses is reckless driving. Reckless driving can lead to severe financial and legal consequences such as a costly fine, court appearance, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time. All drivers must understand what constitutes reckless driving to know how to keep themselves and others safe.

Our experienced team of attorneys at Bruce Law Firm is here to help guide you through this complex process and provide comprehensive legal advice on how best to handle a reckless driving charge in Michigan. Read on for an overview of Michigan's laws related to reckless driving offenses.

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BankruptcyChapter 7

How Often Do Creditors Object To Chapter 7

Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy? It is essential to be aware that creditors can file an objection against your bankruptcy petition. These objections to your bankruptcy filing often involve an adversary proceeding.

While objections are not necessarily typical, they can occur, and having a better understanding of when this might happen can help make the process as smooth as possible.

We will explore how often creditors object to Chapter 7 bankruptcies so that you can prepare yourself should it arise in your situation. Get the debt relief you need.

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Child SupportDivorceFamily Law

Is Child Support Based on 40 Hours or Overtime Pay: The Michigan Court View

If you are facing a child-support hearing in Michigan, it is essential to understand the factors that determine the amount ordered. Depending on your specific circumstances, the decision concerning working overtime has to be evaluated.

We will explore how the trial court views overtime pay when determining child support obligations and provide essential information for litigants navigating this critical issue.

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Criminal Law

What is a Deferred Sentence?

A deferred sentence is one form of sentencing in Michigan. The term 'Deferred Sentence' can be confusing. It refers to a sentence that is delayed until a later date. It allows someone charged with a crime in Michigan to avoid a criminal conviction on their public record.

If you are facing criminal charges in Michigan, it's crucial to comprehend what this term means within the context of your crimes and the state's legal system. This article aims to clarify the concept, implications, and specific regulations surrounding a deferred sentence in Michigan.

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DivorceFamily LawParenting Time

Rules For Supervised Visitation in Michigan Courts

Supervised visitation is a critical component of child custody law that can often be difficult to understand. However, most Michigan courts have standard rules for supervised visitation.

Michigan Courts prioritize the child's life, safety, and well-being while respecting parental rights. In this context, supervised visitation is governed by specific rules that we will discuss in detail. The conditions and limitations under which supervised visitation occurs will also be explained.

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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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