Things to Consider Before the Divorce Goes to Court: Part 1

In my experience as a family law attorney, I’ve learned that a client facing an imminent divorce – whether my client plans to file for divorce or whether my client has been served with divorce papers – feels less stress and anxiety if I explain the divorce process and what to expect, even before the matter gets to court.

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Will or Trust Part 1: Considerations When It Comes to Your Children

Noah and Emma were moving along pretty well with their life plan – two adorable children, a home in a good neighborhood, minimal debt and some money in their 401-Ks.

Like most young couples, they worried about their children should the unthinkable happen – that both parents die at the same time. While they both enjoyed good health and a healthy lifestyle, Emma and Noah thought it prudent to know that their kids would be safe if catastrophe struck.

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An LLC is a Good Way to Pass on Your Cottage or Cabin to Your Children

Fred and Mary had deeded their cottage on Houghton Lake to their three children as a way to pass along the property when it became too expensive to maintain as they entered retirement. But use of a deed to convey the cottage and lakefront to three people and their heirs became a source of friction -- the exact opposite of the family unity that Fred and Mary had hoped to create. (Link prior blog here.)

Their children Charlie, Nancy and Paul were enthusiastic at first about receiving a valuable recreation property for no initial cost, but they began to bicker about who would use the cottage during the prime summer season, how costs were divvied up, and even the cleanliness of premises after visits.

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