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November 2014 Archives

How is paternity determined in MI family law court?

In the court system, particularly when it comes to an unmarried woman who has given birth to a child, paternity determinations are necessary to ascertain the father of the child. Generally, however, if a woman gives birth to a child and at the time of the birth the woman was married, then her husband is considered to be the father of the child.

Do you know the tax implications of alimony?

In a divorce case where one party has been ordered to pay alimony, commonly referred to as spousal support, the tax implications for giving and receiving alimony may be unclear to the parties. Michigan residents may be unfamiliar with the Internal Revenue Service requirement of alimony.

How to keep one's divorce matter private and confidential

When a married couple is on the verge of going their separate ways and filing for divorce, the process can be daunting and emotional for all sides involved. Given the influence of social media and how connected today's society is via social media sites, the urge to post something about one's divorce and comment about one's soon to be ex on social media can be strong. Thus, a generally private affair such as a divorce between two people can quickly change into a public spectacle on social media.

Navigating child custody modification issues

Staff at Smith Law Offices P.C. understand how important having a relationship with one's child is. Whether one is a custodial or non-custodial parent, we will work with you to reach a resolution in your child custody matter that in the best interest of all parties involved.

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