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 children for parties to meet the Friend of the Court staff (including Referee) assigned to your case approximately 60 days from filing. These are typically routine 10 minute hearings and, for many people who resolve their cases amicably, this is the only time you will “appear” in Court aside from your final hearing. If you have any questions on this or any other family law matter, please contact us.
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 also believe you should look for a lawyer who is communicative and responsive – while being on call 24/7 isn’t realistic, you want a lawyer who gets back to you and communicates with you in a timely and professional manner. Lastly, you want someone you feel will give you good, sound advice. If you would like to discuss these attributes of my practice or any other family law matters, please contact us.
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, or, any other family law matter, please reach out today.
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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 us today.
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 be ramifications with respect to financial interests in the marital home, as well as custody and parenting time, should you abandon the marital home, there are simple steps to take to protect your rights and to let cooler heads prevail. Should you have any questions, please contact us.