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Oh, What a Web They Weave When They First Practice to Deceive

If you think you have problems, you should read the decision in Ketchmark v Haynan, which was issued on September 15, 2015 by the Michigan Court of Appeals (Docket No. 321201). This case involves Judge Archie Hayman, who was the chief judge of the 7t… Read More
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Parenting Over the Holidays if You are Separated or Divorced

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… I’ll be home for Christmas, you can count on me… Silent night, holy night… Dancing around the Christmas tree… Hearing these Christmas carols or seeing other signs of the holiday can make you feel like so… Read More
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Partnership Agreements Can Be Verbal—If You Want to Court Disaster

Be careful. You can become part of a partnership without even knowing it and then become personally liable for the partnership’s debts and your partner’s fraud. In Fall v Loudon, 2008 WL 37598 (which is an unpublished but useful case), the court… Read More
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Paying for College After a Divorce

When a child turns 18, he/she is an adult in Michigan. That means that the child is no longer entitled to support from parents unless he/she is still in high school with a reasonable chance of graduating. That makes life very difficult when it comes… Read More
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Pre-Nuptial Agreements for Same-Sex Partners

For many years, Michigan has permitted couples to sign pre-nuptial agreements that will govern if one of them dies or they divorce. There are some requirements if a pre-nup is to be enforced. The parties must have the capacity to contract. They must… Read More
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Same Sex Marriage

If you are a member of the LGBT community—or have a family member who is—or have a friend who is, life change dramatically on June 26, 2015 when the U.S. Supreme Court held that everyone in this country has a right to marry the person he/she love… Read More
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Student Loans and Divorce

Financial distress is a major contributor to the breakdown of many marriages. The student loan crisis in America is reaching epidemic proportions, with 1 in every 5 households paying on an outstanding educational loan, and 10% of households owing mor… Read More
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To Wed or Not to Wed…that is the question now that same sex couples can marry…

Now that the United States Supreme Court has decided the landmark case of Obergefell v Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (June 26, 2015), LGBT or same sex couples can marry—not only in Michigan but anywhere in the United States. They can marry in other countr… Read More
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Saying “I’m Transgendered” Resulted in a Courage Award for Caitlin Jenner

With the award given Caitlin Jenner on 7/15/15 and her speech, many people are now talking about transgendered citizens. Transgendered generally means that a person has the physical anatomy of one gender but feels more like the other gender and wants… Read More
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I do—until death do us part.

There’s an old adage you hear at weddings: “Until death do us part.” Unfortunately, 50% of the marriages end in divorce these days and not in death. Despite that statistic, there actually are some circumstances where people are tied together un… Read More
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