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Man goes to jail for refusing to pay ex-wife’s lawyer

Man goes to jail for refusing to pay ex-wife's lawyer A Genesee Circuit Court judge's decision to send a Swartz Creek man to jail over a divorce case has been upheld by the State of Michigan Court of Appeals. According to court documents,…

Should I move out?

Should I move out? One of the most common misconceptions is that a person will be found to have “abandoned” their home, by moving out, and that there will be a loss of rights resulting from this action. There is nothing in Michigan law…

EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS

A large percentage of divorced persons, widows, and widowers subsequently remarry one or more times. It is important to consider the legal effect divorces may have on any pre-existing estate plans including wills, trusts, non-probate transfers…

Tax mistakes regarding the alimony rules

Alimony must be reported as taxable income by the person receiving it. Conversely, it is deductible by the payer (child support is not tax deductible). Unfortunately, many people are unaware that they must pay taxes on the alimony and they are…

Make sure you negotiate the dependency deduction

Make sure you negotiate the dependency deduction I marvel at the number of people that do not consider the tax implications of divorce. One important consideration is the dependency deduction for children.   The current tax exemption amount…