Family Law and Collaborative Divorce
There are three major benefits and advantages to working with a small law firm like Emmer Law PLC: (1) attention to you and your matter; (2) genuine care for client engagement and satisfaction; (3) reasonable fees and costs. If you have any questions about your divorce or family law matter, please contact us.
Divorce lawyers practicing family law often subject themselves and their clients to theatrics and performative antics that, in the long run, provide no material advantage or benefit. You should always seek out an experienced lawyer who is knowledgable, communicative, direct, and honest. If you have any questions about your family law matter, please contact us.
Attorney Max S. Emmer speaks with Attorney Joshua A. Lowenthal in a three (3) part series on the intersection of divorce and estate planning. Josh is an attorney who focuses on estate planning and tax matters. Should you ave any questions, please contact us today.
Attorney Max S. Emmer speaks with Attorney Joshua A. Lowenthal in a three (3) part series on the intersection of divorce and estate planning. Josh is an attorney whose firm focuses on estate planning and tax matters. Should you have any questions, please contact us today.
You or your spouse file for divorce in Oakland County and right off the bat you get a notice that there is a court date already?! Many people are surprised and/or intimated seeing a hearing date so quickly which is understandable. In Oakland County, Early Intervention Conference hearings are automatically scheduled for matters with minor […]
Obviously, you should look to hire a lawyer that is experienced and competent, preferably one who exclusively practices family law. But, what else should you look for? I tell people to look for someone who feels like a personality fit; someone you feel comfortable talking to about private, serious and sensitive subjects and topics. I […]
So much content is focused on divorces and kids, but, what about people with no children, or, kids who are adults? This video is for you. With a shorter statutory waiting period and less requirements from the Court, we can usually streamline these matters in an ideal world. For more information on divorces without kids, […]
Making the decision to get divorced is difficult. Telling your children about it brings on all sorts of feelings and emotions. Mental Health Professional and Divorce Expert Brett Sherman and I discuss the ins and outs of best discussing this sensitive topic with your minor children. Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Attorney Max S. Emmer speaks with Brett Sherman of B Sherman Counseling in a three (3) part series on the benefits of including mental health professionals in the divorce process. Brett has a private therapy practice and regularly works on collaborative divorce cases in the greater Detroit area. Should you have any questions, please contact […]
You are preparing to file for divorce, or, you are in the thick of it, and, living in the marital home with your current spouse is miserable? Perhaps it is an untenable situation? It would be better for all involved if you went and lived somewhere else temporarily, to defuse the situation? While there can […]
Should you date during the pendency of your divorce? What do you think? My advice is no. Don’t rock the boat. Don’t inflame tensions. Don’t incite resentment or retaliation. Be respectful of your current spouse and co-parent. Now, if you were previously seeing someone, or, you HAVE to start dating during your divorce, do it […]
Ladies and gentleman, we did it. Another school year completed, another summer upon us. I have a piece of advice – be reasonable with your co-parent this summer. Your kids should enjoy a summer break and holiday with their other parent just like they should with you. Certainly, you should not be taken advantage of, […]
Are you the payer of child and/or spousal support and wish your payment(s) were less and lower? Thinking about quitting or reducing your employment/working hours and that will do the trick? Not so quick. In Michigan, there is a legal principle called the imputation of income. Obviously, the Courts cannot force someone to physically go […]
We advise every Emmer Law PLC divorce client during the divorce, and, in writing in the final Judgment of Divorce, to seek advice and counsel from a tax professional or accountant. Emmer Law PLC and Attorney Max S. Emmer do not provide expert tax advice, and, always instruct clients to seek that out as there […]
For better or worse, we live in an era where social media in not just prevalent, it is ubiquitous. Despite many positives, social media, unfortunately, provides permanent evidence of what people do, say, feel, believe, and experience in their day-to-day lives. Often times, it is not mere rainbows, ice cream cones, and backyard soccer games. […]
Understanding how your money works at the beginning of and during divorce. A common fear at the beginning of a divorce is that the person filing will not have access to bank accounts or funds if they decide to start the divorce process. This can be an impediment to filing and a major source of […]
Does your ex let your minor child broadcast all day long on TikTok or Instagram and you don’t like it? Do you and your co-parent view social media usage for your kids differently? Well, then, you’re like many parents, including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Co-parents should strive to be on the same page when […]
Ah yes, the ever romantic topic of Prenuptial Agreements! While people may have their personal views and distaste for prenups, they are important, useful documents and legal instruments. If you would like to discuss preparing a prenuptial agreement prior to your upcoming wedding, or, would like me to review a proposed agreement given to you […]
If you are interested in a divorce or any other family law matters, and wish to have a confidential, discrete consultation, please contact us today.
The prospect and notion of grandparenting time has become a hot-topic in the realm of family law in recent years. What rights do grandparents have to time with their grandchildren? Well, in Michigan, it really depends. In certain situations (i.e. a pending or entered divorce, the death of a parent/child and/or parents who are married […]