August 7, 2019

Michigan is the only state with no comprehensive statutory definition of martial and separate property. Our courts have struggled to weave whole cloth out of four distinct statutes, passed at four separate times. The lack of a comprehensive update by the legislature of...

August 7, 2019

Some people say that the greatest human tragedy that we sustain is the death of a close family member. Yes, it is certainly true that losing a loved one causes significant pain and grief. But, other then the death of a child, which can never have a logical explanation,...

August 6, 2019

The debate over what the United States Supreme Court held regarding grandparent visitation in its 2000 ruling in the Case of Troxel v Granville, appears to finally be over. Grandparents advocates, such as the Grandparents Rights Organization, have argued that the high...

August 6, 2019

Twenty years ago, the majority of people I represented in family law matters were people who had been born in American. There were extremely few cases involving people who had not lived in the United States for a least one or two generations. Times have changed enormou...

August 6, 2019

Few people truly want to consult with a matrimonial attorney relative to a divorce. When confronted with the possibility of a divorce and the potential need for a matrimonial attorney, most people have no idea what to expect during their initial contact and consultatio...

August 6, 2019

For the first time in human history, divorce has replaced death as the most common endpoint of mariage. This unprecedented shift in patterns of human coupling and uncoupling requires a new paradigm, that is, a more humane approach for social policy, family law, and mar...