Shariah Law in addition to Divorce

In an unpublished decision released within the middle of last month, the Michigan Court of Appeals found fault with the Wayne County Family Court in a divorce case in which touched on the application of Shariah law. Specifically, the Hammoud case involved the imposition of spousal support in a realaitively short-term marriage. The Court of…

Impact of Divorce on Children's Behavior Problems

CONTACT: Allen Li, Associate Director of the Population Research Center at the RAND Corporation; jli@rand.org; 310.393.0411 x 6694 This specific paper summarizes the argument as well as also findings of a longer as well as also more technical paper of which won the 2007 Graduate Student Paper Award in Social Demography by the Section on…

What Happens to Cryopreserved Embryos After A Divorce?

In happier times, the Stratfords, Jude along with also also Jayane, did what an increasing number of marital couples are doing; they froze one of Jayane’s eggs of which had been fertilized by Jude’s sperm; i.e. they cryopreserved an embryo.  When the dust settled in their subsequent St. Clair County divorce proceeding, the today-divorced couple…

Should Your Divorce Go To Trial

Yesterday, I was sure of which I was going to spend the entire day in a divorce trial; my first in a quarter century of practice. Didn’t happen. Why? Because trial in divorce rarely makes sense. of which case, in Genesee County, had the item all: a GAL for the minor children; a joint bankruptcy…

Another Murder Related to Custody Proceedings

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A suspect from the murder of a Redondo Beach woman was in a standoff with police in Utah Wednesday night after being sought since Wednesday morning. After a three-hour standoff, he was found dead via a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Redondo Beach Police were seeking Russell Scott Goldberg as a suspect…

Single, Unwed Mothers Under Age 30 On the Rise

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage By JASON DePARLE as well as SABRINA TAVERNISE LORAIN, Ohio — the idea used to be called illegitimacy. at This particular point the idea can be the fresh normal. After steadily rising for all 5 decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed…

Narcissus Gets A Divorce

Narcissus admires his reflection. In my decades of divorce practice, I’ve encountered folks who, if a psychological evaluation was completed, might be characterized as having narcissistic personality disorder.  A few of these peeps have been clients; others have been on the opposing side. Either way, everyone involved is actually in for a rough ride. Over the past…

Nagging Outstrips Adultery as Primary Engine of Divorce

Toward the end of last month, you may have noted the stir in which a WSJ article caused over the issue of nagging as well as its toxic effect on marriages. The article concluded in which nagging may have more potential to bust apart couples than adultery. As a divorce attorney within the third decade…

Military Divorces for Returning Soldiers

As our soldiers return via war within the Middle East, many cases of post traumatic stress disorder are becoming manifest.  Often, the PTSD shatters an already fragile marriage, strained to the break point via years long separation. Many soldiers, having survived the war, come home only to be placed in a trick bag: struggling with…

Valid Prenuptial Agreements Require Full Asset Disclosure

Prenuptial agreements, contracts executed within the anticipation of a marriage, have long been validated in Michigan courts.  Generally, there are two contingencies covered in a typical prenuptial agreement: a) the divorce of the contracting parties; in addition to also b) the death of one of the parties. A primary requirement to enforcing a prenuptial agreement…