What Should I Bring To My First Meeting With An Attorney?

What Should I Bring To My First Meeting With An Attorney? At 1800-Divorce we take pride in understanding and clearly defining each client’s goals before taking any action. Gathering reliable information is essential for obtaining the best outcome. We educate our...

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How Long Do I Pay Alimony?

How Long Do I Pay Alimony? The answer is fact intensive so there is no one size fits all answer. Alimony is awarded after consideration of a number of factors many of which overlap and are interrelated. The Court is not permitted to use one factor to the exclusion of...

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Proposed Changes to Child Custody Law

Proposed Changes to Child Custody Law Representative Jim Runestad (R-White Lake) and six other legislators have introduced House Bill 4691 which will fundamentally change the current child custody act – something long overdue – with the goal of leveling the playing...

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Can I Prepare Divorce Documents On My Own?

Can I Prepare Divorce Documents On My Own? We get several phones calls asking “Is this something I can just do myself”? Well…. As you might suspect the answer is “Yes” and “No” – it depends.  On what? The biggest pitfall for DO-IT-YOUSELFER’S is that you don’t know...

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Why Should I Hire An Attorney?

Why Should I Hire An Attorney? Due to the various complexities of the divorce process, it is highly advisable to obtain a knowledgeable Michigan divorce attorney if you a considering a divorce or were served with divorce papers. A professional legal advocate can...

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What Forms Must I File In Order To Begin The Divorce Process?

What Forms Must I File In Order To Begin The Divorce Process? In order to begin the divorce process, you must fill out a summons and complaint form. After filing the required paperwork, you must have another adult serve the forms to your spouse in person. Whomever you...

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What Are The Residency Requirements To Divorce In Michigan?

What Are The Residency Requirements To Divorce In Michigan? If you are filing for divorce, you or your spouse must have lived in the state of Michigan for at least 180 days before the initial filing. You must also be a resident in the county you petitioned in for at...

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce?

How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce? The time frame of a divorce varies depending on numerous different circumstances. The minimum time period a divorce can be granted is 60 days, if there are no children involved. If there are children involved, then a divorce can...

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What Are The Grounds For Divorce in Michigan?

What Are The Grounds For Divorce In Michigan? Since Michigan is a no-fault state, in order to get a divorce, your marriage must be irretrievably broken with no reasonable possibility of reconciliation. You do not have to provide proof explaining why you chose to file...

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What Is Determined In The Divorce Process?

What Is Determined In The Divorce Process? During the divorce process, many matters will be discussed in length in order to find a proper settlement, including the following: Division of property Alimony Child custody Child...

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Is it Possible for Both Parents to Opt Out of Child Support?

Is it Possible for Both Parents to Opt Out of Child Support? After a divorce or separation, especially a hostile or contentious one, any number of unforeseeable situations may arise which can be difficult to mediate and settle - even for the most experienced attorneys...

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Michigan Divorce Law Overview

Michigan Divorce Law Overview If you are considering divorce, it is important to remember that there are specific laws that each couple in the state of Michigan must adhere to in order to legally and successfully complete the process. For most couples, determining how...

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How Is Legal Separation Determined In Michigan?

How Is Legal Separation Determined In Michigan? In the United States, each state has different statutes when it comes to separation and divorce. Michigan is no different in that aspect. During such a trying time, knowing how to go about following policy and procedure...

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How Does Separation Affect Property and Custody Rights?

How Does Separation Affect Property and Custody Rights? There are four different types of separation that married couples may enter that include: a trial separation, living separately, permanent separation, and a legal separation. Trial Separation A trial separation...

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