Low Cost Divorce on a Budget

Save big bucks by keeping it civil There are entire sections of bookstores devoted to weddings on a budget. The advice ranges from baking your own cake to borrowing a dress. Everybody knows that modern American weddings are not cheap. “Couples that live in Milford, MI Zip Code 48381 spend between $23,045 and $38,408 on average for their wedding,” according to Cost of Wedding website. That said, not everyone has that kind of money for a ceremony and reception so brides and grooms are getting creative about making it happen with limited funds. It only stands to reason then, that many of Continue Reading…

Ask An Attorney – Drinking and Divorce

In a January 6, 2016 Ask An Attorney feature in the West Oakland Spinal Column Newsweekly, Kathryn Wayne-Spindler addresses drinking and divorce. “Q: My husband always enjoyed a beer or two after work but lately he’s been drinking more heavily and has started acting erratically. I have urged him to get help. If he doesn’t and I end up divorcing him, how will his addiction affect the settlement and custody? A: I have seen a lot of mental illness and addiction in my 20-plus years as a divorce attorney. I can tell you the key factors in divorce are diagnosis and Continue Reading…

Early Intervention Conference Required in Divorces

In between filing for divorce and the first appearance before a judge, a Friend of the Court Referee will see the two parties in a mandatory Early Intervention Conference or similar pre-trial meeting. These meeting are required in Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Genesee and Livingston Counties but may be called something different. Early Intervention Conference This conference is designed to try to see where the couple stands on the main terms of the divorce. According to the Oakland County Circuit Court website the topics to be hashed out at the Early Intervention Conference include: Physical and Legal Custody Parenting Time Change Continue Reading…