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November 2017 Archives

Michigan child custody seeks stability for child

Divorcing parents have many worries and concerns. These may be especially pronounced when it comes to child custody issues. As commendable as it is for Michigan laws to consider the best interests of the child, this somewhat vague term can include various factors, any of which can greatly influence the outcome of a case.

Who pays shared debts after a divorce?

After marriage, couples often build a life together that may include taking on shared debt. If they help each other through college, buy a home, purchase cars and raise children, they likely amass thousands in debt. It may seem like this is just another part of married life until the marriage begins to falter. What happens to all that debt when a couple files for divorce?

Accessing online assets during probate

In 2007, Microsoft completed a study revealing that people who used the internet had an average of 25 digital accounts. These included online banking, social networks and a variety of others. This study took place a decade ago, and in that time, technology has dramatically increased the ability to conduct many personal transactions digitally. Unfortunately, most people in Michigan still do not understand the importance of those digital assets when it comes to estate administration and probate.

Criminal defense may challenge use of new drug impairment test

Along with drunk drivers, travelers must now be cautious of those driving while impaired by drugs. In fact, in Michigan, the number of fatal accidents involving drugged drivers increased 32 percent in the last year. Nevertheless, drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol deserve a strong criminal defense, especially when tests to determine impairment are not always trustworthy.

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