Practice Areas

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce Metro Detroit Collaborative Divorce Attorney Imagine yourself designing a process to get people through a divorce. Now focus your design on a process with the children at the forefront of your consideration. In designing such a process: Would the… Read More
Mediation

Mediation

Mediation What is Mediation? Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process where a neutral third party, specifically trained to mediate, serves to assist people with disagreements to come to creative resolutions. The mediator uses communication techni… Read More
Arbitration

Arbitration

Arbitration In Michigan, arbitration in a domestic relations case is governed by statute, the Domestic Relations Arbitration Act. Arbitration is voluntary and the parties must sign a written agreement to arbitrate their matter and it must be either in a court or… Read More
Child Custody/Parenting

Child Custody/Parenting

Child Custody/Parenting This firm believes that children need both parents. Although we recognize that there are instances when one or the other parent may not be acting in the children’s best interest. We assist clients with concentrating on whether the parent acting… Read More
Child Support

Child Support

Child Support An Introduction to Child Support in Michigan In Michigan, “child support” is determined by the “Michigan State Child Support Formula”. Most attorneys have computer programs which plug in the variables and calculate child suppo… Read More
Paternity

Paternity

Paternity When parents have children outside of marriage, it is important for both the mother and father to establish legal rights. When a parent decides to obtain legal rights to a child born out of wedlock, a petition for paternity or a petition for “f… Read More
Spousal Support/Alimony

Spousal Support/Alimony

Spousal Support/Alimony Unlike child support, in Michigan, there is no “formula” for determining an amount of spousal support or alimony. Instead, the issue of spousal support is governed by common law or case law precedence. A court charged with awarding an amo… Read More
Prenuptial/Postnuptial

Prenuptial/Postnuptial

Prenuptial/Postnuptial Pre-Nuptial Agreements, also known as Antenuptial Agreements may be very important prior to marriage for some people. These agreements are usually made in anticipation of second marriages where children from a prior marriage require protection, or th… Read More
Childrens Domicile

Childrens Domicile

Childrens Domicile In today’s economy, especially in Michigan, requesting to move a child more than 100 miles or out of the State of Michigan away from the other parent is becoming more common mainly because of loss of and lack of employment in Michigan. In the p… Read More
Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Domestic violence crosses all lines of social and economic segments of society. It is characterized by one person using physical, emotional, economic, or sexual abuse to exert power and control over another individual. In Michigan, domestic violence… Read More

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