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Best Interest of the Child

March 17th, 2021|Categories: Family Law|

Child Custody – Best Interest of the Child Michigan uses a specific legal standard for determining child custody in most cases. This legal standard is known as “Best Interest of the Child.” As the name suggests, this means custody is awarded to the parent or guardian whom the court determines [...]

Grounds For Divorce

March 17th, 2021|Categories: Family Law|

Grounds for Divorce in Michigan Michigan is a no-fault divorce state which means that, unlike many other states, there does not have to be a specific justifiable cause for one or both parties to initiate a divorce. The only standard required for a divorce in Michigan, is covered under MCL [...]

Divorce Moving Out Checklist

March 15th, 2021|Categories: Family Law|

Five-Point Divorce Moving Out Checklist The decision to move out is often very difficult when contemplating or going through a divorce. This decision is further complicated when children are involved. For instance, there may be an existing court order or judgement regarding child custody. There may also be uncertainty [...]

DUI Scooters

February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Drunk Driving|

Motorized scooters, mopeds or “DUI scooters” as they are commonly known, were historically a popular alternative throughout the country for those convicted of a DUI or OWI and had subsequently lost their driver's licenses. While their use by those convicted of DUI is considerably more restricted today than they were [...]

OWI vs DUI

November 30th, 2020|Categories: Drunk Driving|

Differences Between DUI and OWI in Michigan In the United States, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) have historically been the acronyms used to describe drunk driving offenses. In recent years however, new acronyms have been created to describe this type of offense. These new [...]

PBT Test For Alcohol Offenses

October 21st, 2020|Categories: Drunk Driving|

Preliminary Breathalyzer Test (PBT) in Michigan Being pulled over by a police officer for suspected DUI is one of the most stressful experiences a person can face in their lives. There are multiple field tests officers perform to assess a suspect's level of intoxication, one of which is the [...]

Is a DUI a Felony in Michigan?

October 5th, 2020|Categories: Drunk Driving|

Being charged with a DUI is one of the most stressful situations a person can go through in their lives. In addition to the financial costs associated with a DUI conviction, there are serious legal consequences that can bring jail time, community service or both. Often when someone is facing [...]

EtG Testing

October 5th, 2020|Categories: Drunk Driving|

EtG Testing for Michigan OWIs Being charged with a DUI is stressful and potentially life altering event that carries serious legal consequences. In Michigan, Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) testing is used to assist law enforcement in determining whether someone had consumed alcohol within a certain time period. These results can be [...]

Personal Protection Order

August 31st, 2020|Categories: Criminal Defense, Family Law|

In Michigan, a Personal Protection Order (also known as a PPO) is a court order to stop threats or violence against an individual. The primary purpose of a PPO is to protect individuals from someone who is threatening, hurting, stalking and/or harassing them. An individual can receive a PPO from [...]

Divorce In Michigan

August 6th, 2020|Categories: Family Law|

Everything You Need To Know About Michigan Divorces There are few experiences more stressful, emotional and challenging than a divorce. This is especially true when a divorce involves legal issues such custodial disputes, significant assets and possibly even domestic abuse/violence. Because of the gravity of these issues and the financial [...]

Michigan Larceny Crimes

July 29th, 2020|Categories: Criminal Defense|

Under Michigan Compiled Law, larceny is defined as the stealing of the property of one person by another. Larceny crimes in Michigan are serious offenses that carry stiff penalties, including jail time and fines. Larceny can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the [...]

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