Family Law

Tiffany Burks

Parenting Time, School Closures, and COVID-19: When is Spring Break? Summer Break?

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the suspension of all in-person K-12 instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. … Continue Reading

Mike Toth

What Divorced and Unmarried Parents Need to Know about CARES Act Family Relief Payments

COVID-19 has hit families hard in Michigan and across the country. For divorced and unmarried parents, there are family law issues with parenting time and … Continue Reading

Tiffany Burks

COVID-19 and Pending Family Court Hearings. What now?

Divorce is a challenge. Parenting time battles are hard. These are obvious statements, but what happens when we throw a coronavirus outbreak in with a … Continue Reading

Ryan Conboy

Understanding Student Loan Relief During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With potentially millions of Americans facing unemployment, people with student loans worry they will default if they cannot make payments. Fortunately, the Department of Education … Continue Reading

Mike Toth

Michigan Family Law Update: The Impact of “Shelter in Place” on Parenting Time Orders

Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order requires Michigan residents to “Shelter in Place” to stem the COVID-19 coronavirus. While workers and businesses have … Continue Reading

Daniel Boocher

How Child Support Is Calculated in Michigan

“Child support” is the amount of money one parent is ordered by the court to pay to the other, noncustodial parent toward the costs of … Continue Reading

Mike Toth

Does a Parent’s Legal Use of Marijuana Jeopardize Custody Rights?

American attitudes towards marijuana are changing, and an increasing number of states, including Michigan, have enacted laws legalizing medicinal and recreational use. Despite these developments, … Continue Reading

Mike Toth

Proving Competence in Michigan Divorce Cases

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means simply that family law our state says you are entitled to a divorce if you want one. Neither … Continue Reading

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Unmarried & Living Together in Michigan? You Need a Cohabitation Agreement

In our modern world, unmarried couples who live together are commonplace. Similar to the importance of a prenuptial agreement for married couples, unmarried couples should … Continue Reading

Mike Toth

Medical Technology Advancements and the Impact on Divorce Practice

At an increasing rate, couples are turning to assisted reproduction technologies (ART) to create families that are preferential in size and structure. In vitro fertilization … Continue Reading

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