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March 2015 Archives

Does my child get to pick which parent has custody?

One of the big challenges divorcing couples can face is navigating the troubled waters of their children’s emotions and opinions about the divorce. It can be particularly difficult for parents to deal with situations where their children have preferences about which parent they want to live with after the divorce. In some cases the preference is clear, while in other cases it may be mixed or inconsistent.  

Revisiting the topic of “suitable support and maintenance”

Back in February, we wrote about the issue of property division, and specifically when separate property may be subject to division in divorce. As we noted, even though separate property is generally not subject to division, Michigan courts are allowed to put separate property on the chopping block when the judge determines that a judgment of divorce or spousal maintenance is not sufficient to qualify as “suitable support” for a spouse, given all the circumstances. In this post, we want to offer a few additional comments on this issue.

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