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March 2018 Archives

Should the law consider local court costs 'illegal taxes?'

Nobody likes to go to court for a criminal matter, and more importantly, nobody likes to be convicted. Then, to add insult to injury, most criminal courts will levy exorbitant court costs against the defendants they convict. Unfortunately, most low-income criminal defendants can't afford to pay these costs, and the money owed can cause problems for defendants later on down the road -- even resulting in further jail time.

Be constructive when making summer parenting arrangements

When St. Clair Shores, Michigan, parents of young children separate, they need to make parenting arrangements for those young children. That takes the form of a child custody agreement. Sometimes, the parents are insufficiently mature to come to an arrangement that gives them both ample parenting time in the best interests of the children, who love and need both of their parents. Other times, however, the parents are able to conduct themselves responsibly and put together good arrangements for the sake of their daughters and sons.

4 tips for divorce-proofing your company

It can happen to anyone. While an entrepreneur is building a new business, a marriage falls apart. If you are in this situation, you must take some steps to protect your company. Otherwise, you may find yourself battling to keep your business from being sold or your ex ending up as your business partner.

Divorce involves dividing retirement plans

When love blossoms, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, couples race towards marriage. When love withers, those couples race towards divorce. In the latter case, the couples are less concerned with each other's welfare and more concerned with taking care of their own, expressing their concern in the form of pursuing marital assets. Those assets can include retirement plans, which often need to be approached in a special way, using something called a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO).

Speed presumed cause of fatal accident

Some of the roads in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, are in need of repair, and unfortunately, the money necessary to take care of them often gets misdirected elsewhere. As a result, some car crashes happen as a direct result of problems like potholes. That was looked into as a possibility in a recent accident.

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