The March 2011 issue of the Michigan Family Law Journal features an article by Carole Chiamp, a Detroit mediator and attorney, that compares the outcomes of 400 divorce cases; half of which were mediatied and the other half litigated. There are several useful conclusions for you to take from the article, especially if you’re considering
At the end of my last blog (Part 1), on hiring a Kalamazoo divorce lawyer, I said that after we talk and decide that mediation might not be for you that I would then recommend the right kind of lawyer. Here I want to list a couple of questions you might want to ask that prospective divorce attorney.
On its face, calculating child support might seem to be a simple matter. Go to the Michigan Child Support Formula online, plug in the actual incomes of each party, calculate the number of overnights, adjust for union dues, child care, health insurance, etc., and up comes the number. True enough, but you can create some long
If you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably committed to finding the Kalamazoo divorce lawyer who fits your needs. So let’s start at the very beginning. What exactly are your needs? Have you been blindsided by a spouse who has already filed for divorce and hired the toughest lawyer in town? Has he or she
In the President’s speech to the nation from Tucson on January 12th, he singled out for our attention the innocent child Christina Taylor Green who was gunned down by the madman Jared Loughner. He said that she was just awakening to the political life in a democracy and that she had high expectations and dreams
President Obama’s speech in Tucson attempted to lay to rest or at least quiet down the huge uproar in the media as to who was to blame for the murder of 6 people and the wounding of 14 more. Instinctive biases and animosities led some of the political “usual suspects” to blame the shooting on their
A recent Court of Appeals decision, Myland v. Myland, has drawn attention to the question many divorcing couples face, ” Am I going to have to pay alimony, and if I do, how much and for how long?” In the Myland case, the judge had a formula that he brought to alimony cases based on