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Divorce and Family Law

What is a “separate maintenance” case?

Generally speaking, a separate maintenance case is Michigan’s version of what some states call legal separation. In practice, separate maintenance is similar to divorce. If a married couple no longer want to live in the same home, they while have to file in court for...

How are gifts treated in a divorce?

Property division is one of the most complex issues which must be dealt with during a divorce. Assets must be divided into separate and marital property, with marital property subject to equitable distribution between the two spouses. But how are gifts handled? The...

Divorce and the unmarried

More American are unmarried. In 2018, the year with the most recent available data, 35 percent of Americans between 25 and 50 never married. This figure was just 9 percent in 1970. More unmarried couples now live together. But unmarried couples, like married couples,...