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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! 

BankruptcyChapter 7

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline: What To Expect

Filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy is a big decision. It can be challenging to know what to expect during the process. We will provide an overview of the steps you will need to take and what to expect along the way. We will discuss the chapter 7 bankruptcy timeline and the related steps needed to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Anyone considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief should know the timeline and what they will require. First, you’ll need to gather all the required information and documentation. This includes a list of your creditors, your income and expenses, and any assets you own. A bankruptcy attorney can be of great assistance in completing these official bankruptcy forms.

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Child CustodyChild SupportFamily Law

Michigan Child Support Formula: What You Need To Know

Michigan child support is determined by a state-specific child support formula that considers various factors, including the parents’ incomes, the number of children involved, and health care and child care costs. We will discuss the Michigan child support formula in detail to understand how it works and how it might apply to your situation.

The child support formula calculates the primary child support obligation, which is the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will pay to the custodial parent. The Michigan child support formula considers the incomes of both parents, the number of children involved, and health care and child care costs.

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Child CustodyFamily LawParenting Time

Denying Parenting Time In Michigan? Your Guide To The Law

If you are a Michigan parent considering denying parenting time to the other parent, you need to know about the law. The Michigan court system takes parenting time very seriously and will not allow parents to deny the other parent their parenting time without good reason.

A parenting time schedule is a schedule of the noncustodial parents’ time with the minor children. The parenting time schedule is a court order and is enforced by the Circuit Courts in Michigan.

We will discuss the basics of custody and parenting time in Michigan and what you need to know if you are considering denying parenting time. We will also provide information on how to get help if you are struggling with parenting time issues.

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Criminal LawTheft Crimes

What is a UDAA in Michigan? The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Your Rights

If you have been charged with driving away an automobile, or UDAA, in Michigan, you may be wondering what your rights are. This is a severe charge resulting in jail time and a criminal record. We will explain what the charge means and what kind of defense you may be able to use if you are charged with UDAA.

In Michigan, two auto theft offenses involve the unlawful driving away of an automobile without intent to steal. The first is the unlawful driving away of an automobile or UDAA. The second is the Unauthorized Use of an Automobile. These auto theft offenses occur when a motor vehicle belongs to someone else and is driven away without permission.

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DivorceFamily Law

Does It Matter Who Files For Divorce First In Michigan: The Answer Might Surprise You

Does it matter who files for divorce first in Michigan? When it comes to getting a divorce, many couples wonder who should file for divorce first. In some cases, it might not matter who files for divorce first.

However, in other cases, it could make a big difference. We will explore the pros and cons of one spouse filing for divorce first. We will also provide tips on making the process as smooth as possible for all parties involved.

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Child CustodyFamily LawParenting Time

Can My Ex Leave My Child with His Girlfriend? Custody and Visitation Rights in Michigan

Can my ex leave my child with his girlfriend? This is a common question a lawyer hears. Is their partner/boyfriend allowed to come into contact with my children? In most situations, the answer to this question will be “Yes.” They are usually permitted to see the children and care for them during your ex’s parenting time.

However, the answer to this question is not as straightforward as you might think. We will explore the custody and visitation rights of parents in Michigan. We will also provide some guidance on what you can do if you are concerned about your child’s safety.

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Criminal LawDUI DefenseTraffic Ticket

Is a DUI a Felony in Michigan? The Answer Is It Depends

A DUI is a severe offense in Michigan. If you are convicted of driving under the influence, you could face jail time, fines, and other penalties. But is a DUI a felony in Michigan? The answer might surprise you.

In this blog post, we will discuss the consequences of a DUI conviction in Michigan and whether or not it is classified as a felony. We will also provide tips on how to avoid a DUI charge altogether.

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Criminal LawDUI Defense

What Is A Cobbs Agreement: A Professional Explanation

When it comes to the criminal justice system, many different types of agreements can be made between a defense attorney and the prosecution. One such agreement is called a Cobbs agreement. Named after the case that first established its legality, a Cobbs agreement is a sentence agreement where the Judge, the Prosecutor, and Criminal Defense Attorney meet and negotiate a possible plea agreement. This article will discuss what Cobbs agreements are, how they work, and some of the benefits they offer defendants.

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Criminal LawDUI Defense

What is a 2nd Offense DUI in Michigan? Everything You Need to Know

If you have been convicted of drunk driving once, you know that the penalties can be severe. But what happens if you are convicted a second time? We will discuss everything you need to know about a second offense DUI.

If you have a DUI or another similar charge on your record, the justice system will be far less forgiving than it was with your first offense. Prosecutors are less likely to negotiate a reduction in the charge. In advance, learn about some of the difficulties you may face due to your driving under the influence conviction.

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Estate PlanningProbate

How to Avoid Probate in Michigan

When a loved one dies, their estate goes through probate. This is often a time-consuming and challenging process, and it can also be costly. If you want to avoid probate in Michigan, there are things you need to know. We will discuss avoiding probate in Michigan and some of the options available. Contact our law firm today for more information!

After looking at the probate process we will review the top techniques for avoiding probate in Michigan. These techniques include creating a trust, the use of a lady bird deed, Joint ownership of property, and POD or payable on death accounts. All of these methods will allow one to avoid probate.

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Disclaimer

The information on this website is for informational purposes only and does not establish the attorney-client relationship nor constitute legal advice of any kind.

Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. You have the right to quality legal representation. You need an attorney that will review your case and work with you; one who does not have any conflicts preventing them from doing so–and finally someone licensed in the state your issue arises.