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April 2019 Archives

4 gray divorce issues most senior couples face

Whether their marriage lasted for decades or just a few years, senior couples are not immune from divorce proceedings. After all, according to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate for those over 50 is nearly twice what it was in 1990. Family law attorneys regularly refer to these types of marital dissolutions as "gray divorce." 

Some are considering divorce for financial reasons

Although love and devotion are the roots of the impulse to marry, the act of joining two people in matrimony is a contract with legal implications. There are a variety of reasons that married people may have had enough of the institution or their partners in it, and some of them don't have anything to do with problems in the relationship.

Michigan opens new statewide Conviction Integrity Unit

Criminal defense can be a difficult business. Everyone accused of a crime by prosecutors in the United States is allowed legal representation as part of their defense. This is a very important right, especially in jurisdictions with histories of aggressive prosecution. Sometimes, a lawyer is the last line of defense for a career and a life.

Supreme Court hears arguments on unusual child custody case

Although the road to family court is often fraught with emotional issues and complex arrangements, the goals are simple once people are there. Separation arrangements and divorce proceedings are the place for adults to work out their differences, but family court is all about the best interests of the child.

Grand Rapids woman injured in car-moped accident

From the initial thump of a collision to the insurance bill the next month, car accidents are a serious headache that can do a lot more than just inconvenience a few drivers. People can suffer severe injury or even die in some accidents, and the risk is higher for unprotected drivers like motorcyclists and moped riders.

What is equitable distribution in a Michigan divorce?

If married people in Michigan are looking to divorce, they are probably in some agreement on why but may not be so much in sync on how. For many divorcing couples, their life savings and any other assets they have are wrapped up in their legal status, so divorce becomes more than emotional independence.

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