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A Checklist When Considering Divorce

posted on October 30, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Are you contemplating divorce? Before you file, you should gather information to determine whether you can live on your own, independent of your spous...

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Preparing Your Business for Success: The Importance of a Succession Plan

posted on October 17, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Corporate & Business Law

              We generally recommend that business owners form a corporation or limited...

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Powers of Attorney and How To Choose Them

posted on September 05, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Heather Gilkey

Our September newsletter’s front page encourages young adults to have legal and medical powers of attorney before they head-off to college and a...

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CHILD SUPPORT: HOW DO MEDICAL EXPENSES FACTOR?

posted on June 13, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

              What is the “ordinary medical expense” calculated into Child Support...

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YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: DRUG ADDICTION AND CUSTODY

posted on June 11, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

                    Do you have a child addicted to drugs and you want...

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ADVENTURES IN TRAVELLING ABROAD: PACK PEACE OF MIND

posted on June 07, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Heather Gilkey

  In response to the ever-increasing globalization of our workforce, part of a well-rounded education often includes international travel. Whe...

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WHY WILL THE FRIEND OF THE COURT CHANGE CHILD SUPPORT IN MICHIGAN?

posted on May 31, 2018 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

If there is an order issued in Michigan regarding the child support, the Friend of the Court can review the calculation of child support under certain...

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THE “HALF MILE” RULE IS DEAD – AT LEAST FOR NOW

posted on April 17, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

    In 1968, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission established an administrative rule that generally prevented a retail store from ob...

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Marriage and Custody: What are the implications?

posted on February 05, 2018 by Torree J. Breen

Custody

How does an upcoming wedding impact the custody of your children?  If you are planning the wedding, you may be contemplating whether you may c...

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Taxation of Pass-Through Businesses After Tax Reform

posted on January 16, 2018 by Scott A. Breen

Scott Breen, Real Estate, Corporate & Business Law

Pass-through Entities   Most people have heard that Congress recently passed extreme tax reform laws (commonly referred to as the “...

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Legal Vs. Physical Custody: What Does It Really Mean?

posted on January 03, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Have you filed an action in court to determine the custody of your child?  In doing so, the court will issue orders determining both the physical...

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Five Things You Should Discuss with Your Fiancée Before the Wedding

posted on December 20, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  After many years of practicing family law and sitting through hundreds of hours of consultations with potential divorce clients, there are a...

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YOUR NEW MARRIAGE: ARE YOU CREATING A BLENDED FAMILY?

posted on August 23, 2017 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

The majority of families have shifted from the traditional nuclear family of father, mother and child to a nation in which the majority of families ar...

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Internet Romance or New Job Out-of-State: How Does It Impact the Custody of Your Children?

posted on July 22, 2017 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  Have you found a new job outside of Michigan or have been lucky to find new love across state lines?  The internet has expanded our emp...

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Long Term Marriage and Finances: Separating Myth from Fact

posted on July 15, 2017 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

   As a family law attorney, too often I receive phone calls from panicked “stay at home” parents. What is the reason for the...

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