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January 2019 Archives

What does family law say about my inheritance?

The sentiment "what's mine is yours" might be nice in theory, but it can be somewhat more difficult in practice. For instance, what about that inheritance your parents left you? Or a valuable gift from a dear friend? You probably want to hang on to these assets during a divorce, but depending on your situation, this might not be the case. Here is what you should know about how Michigan family law handles these situations.

Personal injury compensation for dog bite injuries

Dogs can bring a lot of joy to their owners and those around them, but are they always safe? Regardless of their training or background, dogs are still animals, which means that they are capable of causing serious harm. Dog bite victims often need help addressing the aftermath of these attacks. Although no two injury victims are alike, many find success in pursuing personal injury claims.

Does family law allow for lump sum alimony?

For unhappy couples, finalizing a divorce often feels like crossing a monumental finish line. Some people may be unhappy to realize that they are still somewhat tethered to an ex-spouse through alimony. Although alimony is an important aspect of Michigan family law that is often vital to a person's well-being, those who are ordered to pay that support can take steps to lessen the feeling of being financially attached to their ex.

Will the new tax law affect family law issues like divorce?

The beginning of a new year is a popular time for some couples in Michigan to realize that they need a fresh start, and to file for divorce. While this is not an uncommon process at all, the outcome may be much different than it was in the past. New tax laws are set to have a significant effect on the outcome of many family law issues, particularly divorce.

Does Michigan family law address grandparents' rights?

You do not stop being a parent once your child becomes an adult, and in some ways the job may be even more emotionally draining. Dealing with the emotional aftermath of an adult child's divorce or death can be particularly difficult. This is especially true when your relationship with your grandchildren is compromised. Although Michigan family law does not automatically give grandparents rights, you might be able to secure visitation if it is in your grandchildren's best interests. 

Should I file a personal injury claim for my dog bite injury?

The physical injuries associated with dog bites are often severe, and many victims also experience long-lasting emotional trauma. If you were the victim of a dog bite, you can seek compensation from the dog owner through a personal injury claim. Like other victims, you may find that financial compensation can be an essential tool for your recovery. 

Criminal defense for embezzlement

Being accused of embezzling company funds can be a potentially career-ending experience. If you were recently charged with embezzlement, you already know how much is on the line, and it is more than just your career. You could also face potentially severe criminal consequences. Like most other Michigan defendants, you are probably eager to minimize these kinds of impacts through a carefully crafted criminal defense plan.

Understand your family law options for a better divorce

Even when the time has come to end a marriage, the prospect of actually going through a divorce might cause some to hit the pause button. Divorces are often expensive, time-consuming and emotionally draining. However, for Michigan couples who are hoping to divorce while still on the best possible terms, there are other family law options.

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