Year: 2020 Articles

How to Negotiate in a Divorce

How to Negotiate in a Divorce

There is no one outcome or way to negotiate for a divorce case, because every case is as different as the people pursuing the divorce. With that in mind, we must consider a variety of details when we negotiate the terms of a divorce. Here are some things to think...

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Processing Divorce in Court during COVID… On Zoom?

Processing Divorce in Court during COVID… On Zoom?

It’s not news that we are in extraordinary times, with divorce court cases being held over video chat platforms like Zoom. I’ve been wondering how this experience is for clients who, for the time being, don’t have to stand in front of a judge in a hushed courtroom....

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How Much Will You Get? Determining Child Support

How Much Will You Get? Determining Child Support

In divorce cases litigated in Michigan, the amount of child support is determined by a formula developed by the State office of the Friend of the Court. In most cases, we have no say in the amount of support after providing documentation of income sources.What Is...

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Start a Divorce Case with the End in Mind

Start a Divorce Case with the End in Mind

One reason I like Collaborative Divorce so much is that we begin the divorce case with an ideal outcome in mind. Usually, the divorcing parties want to be collegial and, if they are parents, work together once their marriage is legally over. With these goals, you make...

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Deciding Whether to File for Divorce?

Deciding Whether to File for Divorce?

Photo by Ben Blennerhassett on UnsplashIt’s 2 a.m. and you can’t sleep. Should you file for divorce? Should you end your marriage? Is there anything left to salvage in the relationship? Is it time to move on?You haven’t been happy for a long time. You and your spouse...

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