Published: November 19, 2012
Talk about a really quickie divorce!  In the Netherlands, they're offering a hotel package for couples to check in married, and come out single.  The idea is the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Jim Halfens, 34.  Since 2011, at... read more
Published: November 12, 2012
In any divorce action that goes to trial, the court must divide marital property between the parties.  To do so, it must first determine what property is marital and what property is separate.  Reeves v Reeves, 226 Mich App 490 (1997).... read more
Published: June 7, 2012
Democrats introduce Bruce Lee resolution - The Hill's Floor Action   There is room for hope in the world!  I've just... read more
Published: May 3, 2012
In anything you do often, you are bound to notice certain patterns.  Family law is no different.  For example, I notice that when a spouse (usually the man) is cheating, they tend to be over-generous in settling the case, because they... read more
Published: April 27, 2012
More and more people are having children outside the marriage relationship these days, for a variety of reasons.  Some want to wait until they complete their education, some want to wait until they can afford to pay for the wedding, and so... read more
Published: January 9, 2012
I want to take a moment to acknowledge a great organization: Turning Point, Inc. in Macomb County. I went to the court this afternoon to help a client from a different culture obtain a PPO (personal protection order). A very gracious lady helped... read more
Published: January 5, 2012
January 2012: As the New Year begins, a study shows that Facebook is a factor in a large number of divorce filings. According to Divorce Online, one third of all breakups that cite unreasonable or outrageous behavior blame Facebook as a cause... read more
Published: October 5, 2011
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away today at the age of 56. He had a rare form of pancreatic cancer called pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer, which produces islet cell of neuroendocrine tumors. This form is usually less agressive than... read more
Published: September 29, 2011
We all get discouraged sometimes. Tonight I was cleaning out some personal file cabinets and came across this poem. It's a good one to read when the chips are down:   If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare... read more
Published: September 28, 2011
  There are self-proclaimed "Family Law Firms for Women" in Michigan that go by women's first names, and offer seminars and songs, claiming to have a true understanding of a woman's unique perspective. Why are they are... read more