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Alternatives to Filing for Bankruptcy in Michigan

Alternatives to Filing for Bankruptcy in Michigan

As a bankruptcy lawyer in Michigan, I see many clients with debts – large and small – who don’t know what to do. Credit agencies may be calling work and home, trying to collect on outstanding bills. They may be facing lawsuits or the loss of their home. And on top of...

What is Family Law, and When do you Need a Family Attorney?

What is Family Law, and When do you Need a Family Attorney?

The practice of family law covers a wide area of expertise, so a family law lawyer – or family attorney – may be knowledgeable in a number of areas. In short, family law deals with all family-related legal issues. That includes divorce and division of property, child...

Does My Estate Need to Go Through Probate?

Does My Estate Need to Go Through Probate?

It’s important to get the advice of a probate lawyer when creating your will or when you inherit an estate. It is possible to avoid probate with a carefully structured estate plan, however Michigan state law requires most estates to go through probate. Probate can be...

Your Divorce Settlement – What is Fair?

Your Divorce Settlement – What is Fair?

Separation and divorce can be a very emotional process, with each party holding a different idea about what is “fair” in a divorce settlement. While some assets like money in a joint bank account might be fairly easy to divide, others, like the family home, may carry...

Bankruptcy Lawyer Advice: 5 Tips to Manage Holiday Spending

Bankruptcy Lawyer Advice: 5 Tips to Manage Holiday Spending

You don’t have to be searching for a bankruptcy lawyer to want to control your holiday spending. It’s amazing that no matter how carefully you plan, your holiday budget can spin out of control. So, what can you do to manage holiday spending? Tip 1: Budget in Advance...

Holidays, Family Time and Parenting Agreements

Holidays, Family Time and Parenting Agreements

Parenting time is a critical part of parenting agreements. Separate from a custody agreement or child support, parenting agreements set out how you will share parenting responsibilities, how you will communicate with each other, and how you plan to act together in the...

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