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Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: Am I Still Liable For The Mortgage After Divorce?

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     In many divorces in Michigan, there is the issue of real estate. Many times, the couple will purchase a house and get a mortgage in both their names. This leaves a very sticky issue when that couple divorces: Who is responsible for the mortgage a divorce?      Generally, whomever gets the house…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer:Can My Ex-Spouse Discharge the Credit Card Debt He/She Owes Me from the Divorce?

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This is the second part to my last article I wrote on whether spousal support can be discharged in bankruptcy. If you missed that article, you can read it here. Credit card debt works differently than a Domestic Support Obligation and there are different rules for this type of treatment.      When you enter…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: What is “No Fault” Divorce in Michigan?

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  So, you’ve heard of no fault insurance, but have you heard of “no fault” divorce? No fault divorce is the law in Michigan and it governs how a divorce is handled. Simply stated, the only thing that has to be alleged in a divorce complaint is “that there has been a breakdown of the…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: Michigan’s New Paternity Law Part 1

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     Recently, Gov. Snyder signed into law Public act 159 of 2012 on June 13, 2012. This law dramatically changes Michigan’s paternity laws in that it now gives biological fathers more rights in determining paternity of children born in a marriage. Under the prior law, children born in a marriage were deemed born in…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: Do Not Treat Your Kids As Collateral Damage In A Divorce!

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      Many times during a contentious divorce, the parties will get angry with each other and words are said during the heat of anger. Many people never realize that they are hurting their children in the process, or take the time to think about how this affects them. The following words were written by…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: How Do Michigan Courts Determine Spousal Support (Alimony)?

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     Michigan does not use the term ‘alimony’, instead it uses ‘spousal support’. Spousal support can be awarded to either party and is a money or property allowance, separate from the marital property division. Spousal support is awarded to a spouse who may be unable to support themselves, at least in the short term,…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: The Top 10 Things to do to Prepare For Your Divorce

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         The last article I wrote was about things you should not do during your divorce. Here are 10 helpful things your Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer advises you need to do while planning your divorce. Here are 10 things you need to do while planning your divorce: Consult an Attorney             This is the first thing you need…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: 5 More Things You Should Not Do During Your Divorce

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     As a follow up to my previous article, here are 5 more things you should not do during your divorce. Clean out the marital home This is a big no-no. Your impulse may be to clean the home out because your soon to be ex spouse will destroy, sell, or hide things. There…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: What Types Of Child Custody Are In Michigan?

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     In Michigan, both parents will share custody of the minor children, unless there is a court order that states otherwise. Both parents will share custody, even if the child is living with only one parent. There are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. Custody in Michigan is governed by MCL…

Metro-Detroit Divorce Lawyer: If My Ex-Spouse Files For Bankruptcy, Will I Lose My Spousal Support?

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           Bankruptcy law does not allow any Domestic Support Obligations (DSO) to be dischargeable in bankruptcy, whether in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. That means your ex-spouse will not be able to get out of their court ordered obligations for child support or spousal support (alimony). That is the short answer.        We must now…