Tax Deductions on CCRC Fees

Tyler Stewart Tax Deductions on CCRC Fees KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Oct. 15, 2017 – There comes a time in the later chapters of one’s life when a decision must be made about senior housing and elder care. Many elders prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. Others choose to establish a new home […]

DIY Divorce

Rachel Gruetzner DIY Divorce KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Sept. 1, 2017 – In short answer, no one should get divorced without any attorney involvement. Although at first blush it might seem easy to DIY your divorce, it’s not unlike any other type of project that you might try to do yourself. For example, would you complete a […]

Child Support After Your Child Is 18 Years Old

Rachel Gruetzner Child Support After Your Child is 18 Years Old KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Jan. 26, 2017 – Do you still have to pay child support for a child once they turn 18 (also referred to as post majority support)? The answer is a lawyer’s favorite – it depends. In Michigan, when a  child is over 18, […]

The Divorce Selfie – Myth or Possibility?

Rachel Gruetzner Divorce Selfie – Myth or Possibility? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Dec. 19, 2016 – Every once in a while, a “divorce selfie,” a photograph that a smiling divorced couple takes in the Courthouse just after the divorce is finalized goes viral. Many people in the process of divorce are stunned at this phenomenon. How is it […]

The Increase in Minimum Wage May Increase Your Child Support

Rachel Gruetzner The Increase in Minimum Wage May Increase Your Child Support​ KALAMAZOO, MICH. – Aug. 2, 2016 – In 2016, the Michigan Legislature increased minimum wage from $8.15 to $8.50 per hour. This latest increase won’t be the last one either.  Minimum wage is set to reach $9.25 per hour on January 1, 2018, as detailed here. […]

I cheated. What now?

Rachel Gruetzner I cheated. What now? KALAMAZOO, MICH. – June 29, 2016- Infidelity.  It’s the cause of the breakdown of many marriages. The question is – how much does it matter in your divorce? Like most things in the law – it depends. It is helpful to look at the indiscretion from each of the primary issues […]

Prince leaving ultimate control to others- a conflicting truth

Sharan Lee Levine Prince Leaving Ultimate Control to Others: A Conflicting Truth KALAMAZOO, MICH. – May 16, 2016 – Prince’s death without an apparent Will or estate plan is causing many people to ask questions about what happens to a person’s property and wealth if you die without a Will. And these questions are reminding […]