Attorneys are Your Friend

Ben Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
One thing that I have determined over the years, often clients would have been much better off if they had called an attorney sooner. I think that many clients are fearful of running up large legal fees. With proper planning and […]

August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Our own, Daniel Bain, participated in this educational event at Novi High School

February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Divorce Property Settlement

If you are thinking of filing for divorce it is important that you understand your rights prior to filing for a divorce. On short term marriages the court will usually award each party the property that they owned prior to the divorce and will split what was accumulated during the marriage. An increase in some pre-marital […]

Over the years I have had received calls from people upset because their fiancee wanted them to sign a prenuptial agreement. I have also received calls from people who were worried about protecting their assets in case their marriage ended in divorce. Prenuptial ageements are valid and binding in Michigan.  People who are getting married […]

Preparing for a divorce?

Over the years I have spoke with many people who are thinking of getting divorced and are unable to document what has happened in the past year. Quite often they have a general idea but they cannot be specific. I have found that it is best to get make a calendar with enough notes to […]

April 22nd, 2015|child custody, Divorce, Parenting Time|

Change of custody and change in parenting time issues in Novi and Howell, Michigan

A few years ago changes were made in custody and child support rules in the state of Michigan. In the past there was a cutoff in the number of days used to calculate support which created a lot of fighting regarding parenting time. Under the old rules there were not allowances in support for a […]

Should I leave the marital home before filing for Divorce?

Many times I am asked by people whether they can or should leave the marital home prior to or after filing for divorce. If you have children the answer is almost always no. Many times the spouse will say that they need space, that there should be a temporary separation, or some other reason for […]

October 8th, 2012|child custody, children, domestic violence, Parenting Time|

Child Custody Issues In Howell, Novi, Brighton, Milford, Wixom, South Lyon, Livonia, Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, and Commerce

Over the years I have seen people hurt their ability to obtain custody or be awarded substantial parenting time by moving out of the home where the children live without a court ordered agreement regarding custody and parenting time. Quite frequently they fall into the trap by way of their spouse or significant other requesting that they […]

Paternity issues when a married woman has a child by another man

There has been a recent change to the Paternity Laws in the State of Michigan. Under the old law which had been established in 1956 a man who fathered a child with a married woman had not standing to bring an action to enforce his rights as a father unless the woman divorce and her ex-husband sought […]

August 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

General Discussion on Property Division in a Michigan Divorce for My Clients in Wayne, Oakland, and Livingston County


The property division in a divorce in Michigan is based on many factors. Usually when I interview a client I ask my prospective client what he or she owned on the date of the marriage and what they own today.

A major factor in the split involves the length of the marriage for reason that in a […]