View Our Practice Areas

January 2017 Archives

Relocation plans may spark child custody disputes

Divorce is difficult on children, especially if their parents are combative. Within the first two years of a divorce, nearly 25 percent of parents with child custody move away from the non-custodial parent. Surveys show that children whose divorced parents move more than an hour apart may suffer from a higher level of stress, hostility and unhappiness. While recent studies have confirmed the benefits of having both parents involved in a child's life, if a divorced couple is adversarial, children may experience a lifetime of negative consequences.

Spousal support laws are changing little by little

Property division, child support and alimony are usually the three most contentious financial issues people deal with in a divorce. Spousal support may be the most controversial of the three, and there are grass-roots efforts working for reform in Michigan and across the country. Lately, however, the push for change is coming from a surprising faction.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard complete property division

Most people cannot imagine trying to divide the assets a divorcing celebrity couple may have. While the average couple may dispute bank and retirement accounts, the fate of the house and who gets the newer car, superstar couples may have millions at stake when it comes to property division. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have finally finalized their divorce, and the property they divided may leave many in Michigan shaking their heads.

Warning signs your spouse is hiding property

If you suspect a divorce or separation is in your near future, things between you and your spouse may have already reached an acrimonious level. You may suspect that he or she is attempting to hide assets ahead of the split, and you may well be right. Many people prep for divorce by trying to get themselves in a strong financial standing, and they may do so by ethical or unethical means. If you believe your spouse is hiding property or assets in an effort to minimize what will ultimately have to be split between you, be on the lookout for:

Man accused of paying child support with stolen money

When times are tough, parents in Michigan often do extraordinary things to make ends meet. People may take second or third jobs, others might open their homes to boarders and others sell some of their possessions. One man in another state is accused of meeting his child support debts in a daring and dangerous way.

High net worth and high emotions may mean poor decisions

A divorce often involves high emotions, including anger, resentment, sorrow and guilt. These emotions often provide the worst frame of mind for making important decisions, yet decisions are what divorce is all about. Those facing a divorce in Michigan may already be allowing those feelings to influence their actions, and this can lead to mistakes they will regret, especially if the divorce involves high net worth.

Testimonials

Testimonials
  • Understanding the legalities of the divorce process Laura has walked me through the maze of this legal system educating me so that I understand the divorce process. She has fought for me an every issue that I have had concerns with and given me excellent advice when I needed it. I am very satisfied with the direction and results. - Anonymous
  • The Best Family Lawyer in MI My cousin who owns his own law firm in Toronto found Amy for me as the best female lawyer in MI. It turned out to be very true. She helped me through one of the hardest times of my life, not only just legally but emotionally through a divorce... - Graeme
  • Laura Eisenberg -Attorney Without a doubt, one of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. Laura is an over-communicator with a complete skill set. She was able to manage my expectations while helping me to feel confident in the decisions we were making. The results were great and the client-lawyer relationship was exceptional.- Jeff
  • Excellent, Supportive, Knowledgeable, Strong Amy is the best type of lawyer one could want - she is tough when needed, extremely knowledgeable about her field, confident, supportive, straightforward, reliable and cognizant of keeping financial commitments at a reasonable level. Amy handled my divorce and was not only excellent in her delivery of services, but...- Jordana
  • Highly Recommended - Caring, Tough, Affordable Lawyer Laura Eisenberg was 100% on my side during my divorce and actually got it pushed through ahead of schedule because of her good relationship with the Oakland County judge! She got me everything I wanted and also worked out the custody, child support and the property settlement that I wanted. - Katherine
  • Very Skilled & Experienced Lawyer Laura helped me through a very difficult divorce situation. I was completely taken by surprise when my spouse filed divorce papers, and was worried about the children, the house, child support, etc. A friend recommended Laura because she had really helped her with her divorce. - Anonymous
Read More
  1. Super Lawyers
  2. Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  3. Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News
  4. AAML | American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  5. The Best Lawyers in America
  6. MIPA
  7. Business | Top Lawyers
  8. Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb | Featured Attorney

Get Started Today

Responding to our clients' needs is our first priority at Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC. Whether you are considering divorce and have questions about your rights, or you are seeking custody of your child, our Oakland County family law attorneys are here to help you.

We invite you to contact Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC, at 248-358-8880 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your divorce and other family law matters. In addition to our regular business hours, evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

Email Us For A Response

Eisenberg & Spilman, PLLC
600 South Adams Road Suite 100
Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone: 248-358-8880
Birmingham Family Law Office

Review Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy