January 2019 Archives

What to do when you suspect your spouse is hiding assets

If you are heading for a divorce in Michigan, you and your spouse may already have trust issues. When a marriage includes businesses, collectibles, property and financial accounts, it is not unusual for the spouse with the highest net worth to hide assets, exacerbating the mistrust. They are often the party that takes care of the finances as well. At Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., our experienced team of attorneys has the expertise and resources to help ensure clients receive an equitable settlement.

Estate planning provides for your family after your death

Do you know what happens to your money and other assets when you die? If you do not have a will in Michigan, your estate will go to probate, which can be time-consuming and expensive. It also means that distribution of your assets may not occur as you wish. At Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., our experienced team helps clients create wills, trusts and other aspects of an estate plan that is valid, per state law.

What are MI's custody laws for active duty military personnel?

If you have recently obtained a divorce, have children and are in the Military, you may worry about your status as a parent when you deploy. Can the other parent file a change of custody while you are away and terminate your parental rights in the process? Do the courts favor the parent who remains stateside? Prior to 9/11, there were few laws in place to protect the parental rights of active duty military personnel. However, after 9/11, as the war tore apart more families, the federal government and many state governments took measures to change that.

What happens when you’re arrested for drunk driving?

Receiving a drunk driving charge in Michigan is no laughing matter. The process can be complex, and in some cases you may find yourself paying exorbitant legal costs and fines as a result of your transgression. Very Well Mind explains what occurs after a DUI, from the initial arrest to the probationary period.

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