FAMILY LAW FAQ

Family Law Frequently Asked Question and Answers Family Law Practice Group

In this section, we have comprised some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Family Law, and if you find that you are still seeking answers, do not hesitate to retain the assistance of one of our attorneys from the Firm’s Family Law Practice Group.


WHAT ARE THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE? 

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE? 

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE? 


WHAT ARE THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE? 

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE? 

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE? 


RELATED PUBLICATIONS


Berry Moorman attorney John Schrot addressed the vision and goals of the Family Division of the Circuit Court at 2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting

Berry Moorman attorney John Schrot spoke on September 21, 2019 at the 2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting of the Michigan State Bar. He addressed the vision, goals and history of the Family Division of the Circuit Court. More than 20 years ago the Family Division was created. The program focused on protecting and strengthening this specialty court.

Legal Marijuana and Family Law

By John Schrot, Jr.
Be careful if and when you light up, or otherwise consume, marijuana, as you may get burned. In spite of shifting legal and cultural norms, using recreational or medical marijuana can work to your disadvantage in divorce and/or child custody/parenting time cases.

Business Emergency Legal Preparedness.

By John Schrot, Jr.
Don’t let a disaster black out your business.  Most companies don’t survive emergencies.  Delay, in and of itself, can be devastating to the success and/or viability of a business.   While there are many aspects of business preparedness, this article focuses on legal preparations.

Spousal support tax deduction change

by John J. Schrot, Jr.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law in December, 2017, and it changes the treatment of spousal support (alimony).  Currently spousal support is tax deductible for the paying spouse and taxable as income to the receiving spouse, unless the parties otherwise provide in a judgment of divorce or separate maintenance.  The spousal support deduction was enacted in 1948 with the idea that if a former family’s income is divided between the parties that tax treatment should correspond.

Unmarried Cohabitation Relationships

By John Schrot, Jr.
A client recently advised me that her daughter became engaged and the couple plan to marry in the near future.  As the intended couple have only known each other briefly, she further related her belief that the couple should in the interim cohabitate to better understand one another; and, she asked me about the complications thereof.  I suggested, in part, their use of a cohabitation agreement.