Right of First Refusal clause
Child custody cases can become extremely complicated. They are problematic by their very nature. Changing family dynamics is difficult enough, but when children are involved, it creates entirely new levels of heartache and frustration. Divorce often means losing precious time with kids. Including a Right of First Refusal clause to the custody agreement can help...
Marketable Record
In order to clarify which restrictions should be applied to a specific piece of property, Public Act 572 of 2018 was signed into effect on December 28. It is an amendment to the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act which was first ratified in 1945. Marketable Record Title Act Background The Act states that an individual...
Long-Term Care Costs
Retirement planning should include several subcategories. While they vary from family to family estate and financial planning are two of the most common. Some people even choose to set up a fund for post-retirement traveling. Long-term care costs and planning are essential to any retirement strategy. This is also an area which families often overlook....
Child Protection Laws
Dropping the kids at daycare on the way to work is routine for many Michigan parents. While it is necessary, it is extremely difficult to place a child’s well-being in the hands of others. There are many daycare centers with qualified, responsible, and staff. Child-related accidents and abuse are also realities. It is important for...
Cases which involve the welfare of a child may be the most difficult to face. Child custody is a challenging situation on its own. Relocation during a child time-sharing agreement often creates further complications. Relocation Justification There are many reasons why a custodial parent may need to relocate with a child. It may be due...
Power of Attorney Simplified
A Power of Attorney may fall into several different categories. Each gives a set of rights with respective specifications and restrictions. It can be overwhelming as well as confusing without professional legal advice. It is critical for both the Principal and the Attorney in Fact to fully comprehend the details of this contract prior to […]
Equitable Distribution State
Equitable Distribution refers to exactly how assets are divided during a divorce. Many people misunderstand this concept. Rules and laws concerning property status and division vary from state to state. Michigan is an Equitable Distribution State. It is essential to understand what bearing this has on each parties rights. Marital VS Separate Property Marital equity […]
Prenuptial Agreement
A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two individuals who are planning to get married. Upon entering a marriage, couples prefer not to think of tragedies, but it is always best to be prepared for anything. Prenuptial Agreements concern exactly what will happen to various assets in the event of death or divorce. This can […]
Courts often require parties to attend mediation before going to trial. This is commonly due to litigation docket overloads. The process is much smoother when those involved understand the role of mediation in Family Law cases.  Family Law Mediation Process Mediation is the first attempt at a resolution before a trial in Family Court. Both […]
Michigan Alimony
Alimony is one of the most common issues which must be addressed during divorce proceedings. The dissolution alone is difficult and money often complicates the situation further. Alimony can be a tricky subject, especially in the middle of any type of traumatic life event. It is important to find professional legal representation in these matters. […]