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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…
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Valuing an Advanced Degree in Divorce

Treatment of Advanced Degrees Obtained During a Marriage Marriage is often described as a partnership. Often, a “fruit tree” is used as a metaphor: the couple plants a fruit tree, nourishes it and cares for it, and then enjoys the fruit the tree…
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Categories: Blog, Family Law

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 changed 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 lov…
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Categories: Blog, Family Law, LGBT

Buyer’s Regret After Agreeing to Legal and Physical Custody

Getting divorced is hard. Fighting for custody is hard. In the end, some parents experience “battle fatigue” and are talked into an outcome that they later regret. Many parents assume that after the dust settles, they can go into court and begin…
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Categories: Blog, Family Law

Where’s the Proof?

Where’s the Proof? A Primer on Evidence Collection and Presentation in Family Law Cases By: Dan Ferency When a person walks into an attorney’s office for the first time for advice about a potential divorce, custody disagreement, or other family l…
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Categories: Blog, Family Law

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…
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Categories: Family Law