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Letting Go of Perfection

Letting Go of Perfection

No marriage is perfect. That’s the honest truth. And so, by transitive deduction, we must admit that no divorce is perfect, either. So if you’re trying to decide whether to divorce or stay together, don’t base it on the fact that your marriage isn’t perfect. Marriage...

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What To Do With a High-Profile Divorce

What To Do With a High-Profile Divorce

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife of 25 years MacKenzie announced their companionable divorce in January, the friendly language surrounding it wasn’t much of a surprise. That’s because, more and more, celebrities are announcing “amicable” divorces. There are...

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New Alimony Tax Laws

New Alimony Tax Laws

This year brought new tax laws, following President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. In my world, the biggest impact of these new tax laws is how it impacts divorcing couples where alimony is involved. Read about it here. It used to be that when a divorced...

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Process: Waiting in Court

Process: Waiting in Court

So many times, I’ve gone to court on a motion, and I spend a lot of time sitting and waiting. We all do. Clients sit and wait for lawyers to negotiate. Lawyers sit and wait for referee or family counselors to make decisions. Judges wait for referees to make...

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It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

I met with a client recently who wished he had called me sooner. He hired me for limited scope representation, a new offering in Michigan legal circles. Photo by Rob Girkin on UnsplashHe just didn’t have the right chemistry with the first attorney he worked with. In...

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