Believe it or not, Noud & Noud is happy to share that Michigan’s divorce rate has decreased over the last half-century, from 6.7 in 1970 down to 5.8 in 2016. And it’s been steadily decreasing since 2010.
The attorneys at Noud & Noud provide comprehensive estate planning services to clients with a variety of needs and priorities. Many of our clients want to leave property to their children, yet want to protect and retain control during their lifetime. In this case, Noud & Noud may recommend a Lady Bird Deed.
Who doesn’t love the beauty of a white Christmas? But with the breathtaking views also comes the often treacherous driving conditions that result from the snow, ice and wind.
If you are considering divorce and you or your spouse has pension benefits, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO, may be necessary to divide those pension benefits earned during your marriage.
As the American family continues to evolve so have the laws regarding legal relationships. Marriage, divorce, annulment, children, property and a wide range of other issues involving domestic relations fall under “Family Law.”
Michigan State Representative Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, has introduced legislation that would drastically alter the way in which child custody cases are decided in Michigan. House Bill 4691 passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 6-3 vote in June, with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing.
When someone dies due to the fault (accidental or intentional) or negligence of another person or entity, those who suffer damages and survive the deceased may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawsuits can be brought against individuals, businesses, product manufacturers and other legal entities responsible for the death.
Although “no fault” divorce became law in Michigan in 1972, the court may consider fault when dividing marital assets or when one party asks for spousal support or alimony. “No fault” divorce means you don’t need to prove that your spouse was “at fault,” or did anything wrong to have the court grant you a divorce.
My son, Connor, and I recently had that experience, and besides wrestling with your conscience as to what is morally necessary and appropriate, you do have certain legal obligations you need to satisfy.
In 1971 Michigan’s divorce law was changed to provide for “no-fault divorce.” Prior to 1971 you had to allege, and then prove, that your spouse had either committed adultery, was incompetent, imprisoned for more than three years, deserted you or was a habitual drunkard to get divorced.