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Certain Employers May Be Eligible for a Tax Credit for Providing Paid Adoption Leave

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2023, certain Michigan employers who voluntarily provide paid adoption leave to employees may claim a tax credit, of up to $4,000 per qualified employee. Who is a qualified employer? According to House Bill 6070, recently signed… Read More
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Categories: Business, Family Law

New Law Allows for More Time to Notify Spouse of a Divorce Filing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bill into law that provides additional time and privacy for those who file for divorce. The law, which recently went into effect, prohibits a complaint for divorce filed with the court from being made avail… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

What is an Uncontested Divorce in Michigan?

When some people think about the divorce process, many times pop culture courtroom scenes come to mind, such as those depicted in the films “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Intolerable Cruelty,” “Marriage Story” and even “Mrs. Doubtfire.” These… Read More
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Categories: Family Law, Litigation

What Does A Family Law Attorney Do?

Family law deals with legal aspects affecting the family, often including but not limited to the following: Divorce Custody Spousal support Paternity action Parenting time Property division Adoption Guardianship Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

How is Spousal Support Calculated in Michigan?

Couples filing for divorce in Michigan may wonder what financial obligations may be set in place after the divorce process is complete. Michigan does grant spousal support, also called alimony, in certain instances. Unlike child support, there is no… Read More
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Categories: Family Law, Litigation

What are the Updated Friend of the Court Michigan Parenting Time Guidelines?

The Michigan Supreme Court recently updated its Friend of the Court Bureau’s (FOCB) Michigan Parenting Time Guideline to aid parents in setting up parenting time schedules. The Guide is for families who don’t live together full-time, including th… Read More
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Categories: Family Law, Litigation

Does Michigan Offer Legal Separation?

Divorce is a tedious, emotional, and complex legal process. As a result, many couples tend to proceed with caution before filing a divorce petition. In some states, couples opt for a legal separation instead of a divorce. A legal separation is a proc… Read More
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How to File for a Divorce in Michigan

Many attorneys have recently reported an increase in calls from spouses interested in ending their relationships. Whether or not this uptick is due to the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen. Although divorce is common, the divorce process varies de… Read More
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