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JOINT LEGAL CUSTODY

August 28th, 2018

Lately I have seen numerous posts on Facebook and read many articles on dealing with an uncooperative co-parent. One area many of our family courts repeatedly fail in is in assigning legal custody of a minor child. There is a common misconception that legal custody is “handed out like candy” and “everyone gets joint legal […]

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LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR CHEFS IN CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME CASES

July 28th, 2018

Of all of the professions in which a child custody or parenting time fight can seem like an insurmountable climb, few seem as daunting as the modern day Chef. In a time where attitudes on co-parenting, joint custody and single parenting are changing daily, the expectations placed upon a Chef by both the employer and […]

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REVENGE PORN BILL

June 28th, 2018

On April 18th at 3:30pm Governor Snyder was presented with Enrolled Senate Bill No. 0508. This was passed by both the Michigan Senate as well as the Michigan House of Representatives. A recent call to Governor Snyder’s office was unhelpful, however it is widely thought that the Enrolled Bill will be signed into law within […]

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A DIVORCE ATTORNEY

May 28th, 2018

It is amazing to me how many people hire a divorce attorney by simply using a Google search. This decision is one of the most important decisions a person can make in their life. You are choosing an individual to protect both you and often times your children’s future in an adversarial process which can […]

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SHOULD I BE THE FIRST TO FILE A DIVORCE

April 28th, 2018

As an Oakland County divorce attorney one of the questions I am asked the most is “Should I file first”. Many times the answer to this question is that it does not matter who files first. However there are some tactical advantages to being the first to file in a divorce situation. I will discuss […]

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CHILD SUPPORT: TO MODIFY OR NOT TO MODIFY

March 28th, 2018

Child Support is a hot topic this time of year. People are tallying up their holiday bills, reviewing last year’s wages, and taking stock of where they are financially. This naturally becomes a time when people on both sides of the child support equation become interested in modifying their support, either to get a reduction […]

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KEEPING SPOUSAL SUPPORT FAIR

February 28th, 2018

DIRTY WORDS IN DIVORCE: George Carlin once graced audiences with the “7 dirty words.  Divorce in Michigan also has its own list of dirty words; spousal support, child support, physical custody, legal custody, and qdro.  In this 5 part blog post we will explore each of these words, define them, and attempt to make some […]

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Family Law Attorney Has Multi-Perspective View

January 28th, 2018

My name is Michael E. Thomas and I have found myself involved in every facet of family court at one time or another.  I have been a Clerk to a family court judge. I have been a Plaintiff’s attorney. I have been a Defendant’s attorney. I have been a Plaintiff. And I have been a […]

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Post-Employment Covenants

December 28th, 2017

Is there importance that lies in post-employment covenants? Many business owners attempt to protect their business interests by asking employees to agree to post-employment restrictive covenants, including covenants not to compete, not to solicit customers, and not to solicit other employees. Usually these convents show up in an employee’s initial employment contract or as a […]

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Holiday Parenting Time

November 28th, 2017

Ho Ho Ho it is that time of year again. The holidays are upon us, it is also time to make those holiday plans. Nothing is more discouraging during the holidays than having a parenting time Order which was poorly written and indecipherable or simply does not have the parenting time which you believe to […]

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