Digital assets — they’re not just referring to your bank account anymore

Sharan Levine Digital assets — they’re not just referring to your bank account anymore By Sharan Levine Slevine@levine-levine.com KALAMAZOO, MICH. – July 8, 2019 – I recently opened my email to find my usual notifications from Pinterest. Like other users, Pinterest sends me frequent notes letting me know someone picked up or liked my “pins” […]

Do I have to air my dirty laundry in court during a divorce proceeding?

Do I  have to air my dirty laundry in court during a divorce proceeding? By: Rachel Gruetzner rgruetzner@levine-levine.com  MICHIGAN – June 3, 2019 — Those who file for divorce as a plaintiff are often concerned they will have to “air their dirty laundry” in public.  However, the fact is this just isn’t true.     […]

There’s nothing more expensive than a cheap divorce

There’s nothing more expensive than a cheap divorce By: Rachel Gruetzner rgruetzner@levine-levine.com  March 27, 2019 – I meet with a lot of people who get divorced without help from a lawyer. And usually, the relationship between the parties after the divorce is totally fine – until someone loses their job, stops paying the mortgage, or gets […]

I think my ex called CPS – What do I do?

Rachel Gruetzner I think my ex called CPS – What do I do? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – March 8, 2019 – The involvement of Child Protective Services (CPS) in your family matters is a very common experience between parents who do not get along during post-separation.  In fact, if your ex routinely makes false reports to CPS, […]

What is a Judgment of Divorce, and why is it so important?

Rachel Gruetzner What is a Judgement of Divorce, and Why is it so Important? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Oct. 23, 2018 – The legal document that ends your marriage is called a “Judgment of Divorce.”  But, it is more than just a piece of paper that says that your marriage is over.  It is also a contract, […]

Sole Custody

Rachel L. Gruetzner Why I Practice Family Law KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Sept. 17, 2018 – Sometimes people, especially attorneys, think I’m nuts because I chose to practice Family Law. The truth is I didn’t fall into this part of law. It was a conscious decision. Yes, there are some days when I understand the opposing perspective. […]

Divorce and Estate Planning

Rachel L. Gruetzner Kalamazoo Area Divorce & Estate Planning Attorneys KALAMAZOO, MICH. – June 26, 2018 – What happens if someone is injured, incapacitated, or even dies while a divorce is pending? Unfortunately, these worst-case scenarios can, and do, occur.  At Levine & Levine, we encourage our clients to consider these questions from the initiation of […]

Taking advantage of the Medical Expense Tax Deduction as a CCRC resident

Taking Advantage of the Medical Expense Tax Deduction as a Resident of a CCRC    May 15, 2018 – Did you know a portion of the fees retired citizens pay to a Continuing Care Retirement Community – or CCRC – are tax deductible? Join me as I walk through how to take advantage of those tax […]