In marriage and divorce, there is no “one size fits all.” I have had cases over the years where couples have lived like ships passing in the night for many years. They will have little or no communication and no intimacy for years. Every situation is different. I often have people come in to ask […]
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You are entering a new marriage. You have children and so does your soon-to-be new spouse. How do you assure that everyone lives happily ever after like the old television series The Brady Bunch? You don’t. Life is a far different story! Following are some questions you need to ask yourself before entering a blended family, […]
In child custody cases, one of the 12 factors that must be considered is MCLA 722.23(i) – the reasonable preference of the child. In this article, I will be discussing the realities of the application of this statute from a family court judge’s perspective. I recently spoke on this issue at the Michigan Chapter of the American […]
Looking to maximize your chances for shared parenting time or even primary custody? These are the 28 essential questions you should ask yourself first.
What do the death of Prince and a divorce have in common? At first blush nothing, but let’s dig a little deeper. Prince tragically died without any will or estate plan. His estate is worth over $100 million, if not several times more. There are estimates at over $300 million. His music will bring in […]
Think carefully before you post anything on social media: the consequences could be dire. Here are 5 tips to help you avoid the dangers of social media during and after divorce.
One reality of becoming a stepparent is that you will (probably) never replace the natural parent in the children’s hearts – no matter how loving and supportive you may be.
The immunization of children is an issue that divorcing parents occasionally disagree on. Ultimately, the court will look at what’s in the best interest.
Before deciding to have sleepovers with a new partner while your kids are at home, consider these 12 things for a broader perspective.
Will you be my valentine? This is a time of love and romance. It is also a day to reflect on how to have a good marriage or relationship. The following are 14 ways to improve your marriage or relationship for Valentine’s Day and the rest of the year: 1. Communicate with your spouse. Do […]