Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers coming from Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorces

We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as the idea is actually expressly prohibited inside the Rules of Professional Conduct.  however through the years, a tiny group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any some other way, send solicitation letters to people with the misfortune of having their spouse file for divorce….

Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

By: Amanda Chapman An interesting book was released earlier This particular summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone along with also Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found the book accurately reflects much of what I observe in my day-to-day profession. The authors are…

Divorce: There's An App For in which Too

Were here at the electronic divorce attorney are not big fans of digitizing personal therapy in an app.  Or the divorce process for in which matter. Today’s Freep touted the article Digital Divorce, profiling some nifty digital cell phone apps targeting couples going through a divorce.  Ever since a 20-something Minnesota lawyer created a cell phone…

Stepparent Adoption Complicated by Legal Custody Label

By: Amanda Chapman About one year ago, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently gave us one more reason to care about legal custody when negotiating a divorce with minor children.  During the divorce process the idea will be often difficult for those involved to consider the future in addition to a possible remarriage down the…

Student Loans along with Divorce

There are two ways we have seen student loan debt affect divorce proceedings.  One scenario is actually where the divorcing spouse, usually a newly-minted professional, has accrued a significant debt balance well into the six-figures; as much as $200,000 within the case of a medical degree. The various other is actually where the student children…

Medical Marijuana Parent Not Disqualified for Custody

Like with the use of any various other prescription medications, a parent who uses medical marijuana can be not disqualified coming from custody in a family court according to the Michigan Attorney General.  If the pot-medicating  parent, however, exhibits behavior which can be unreasonably dangerous to a minor child, the immunity provided by the Michigan…

Sex Change Does Not Invalidate Divorce

Of course, This particular case comes to us coming from Ann Arbor.  Last month, the Court of Appeals decided a divorce case involving gender reassignment in a published decision. from the case of In re Estate of Burnett, a couple had been married when Husband underwent gender reassignment surgery as well as became a woman…

Sophisticated Cohabitation May Not Result in Child Custody

Dr. Jonathan Sporn & Leann Leutner This kind of can be a sad tale, yet a sign of our times.  The case illustrates how, despite the oft-progressive status of our modern family laws, in addition to the family law bar, there remains a stubborn bias within the family court which favors the bloodlines of a…