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Divorce and Domestic Violence

Tragically I am seeing more and more incidents of domestic violence.  The economic downturn that we have gone through has created more tension, with people losing their jobs, incomes, homes, and facing a drastic reduction in lifestyle.  This creates a lot of stress which unfortunately can lead to domestic violence and tragedy.  In this blog, […]

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Divorce and the Holidays: When Relationships Get Frosty

We are now in the holiday season. Think of that Norman Rockwell perfect Christmas, family and friends getting together. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. That is the ideal. What is the reality? Actually, the holidays are very stressful times. I have found over the years that many people will come to me to file […]

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Why do Fools Fall in Love and File for Divorce?

Over my many years specializing in family law, I have seen people marry and divorce for every possible logical and illogical reason. Over the past few years, since 2008 and 2009 when our economy imploded, and we have gone through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, many people have stayed together because they […]

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Social Networking Sites and Divorce

Facebook has become the largest social networking site on the internet.  There are other sites, but as this article is being written, Facebook is the king.  In my family law practice, I see a substantial impact of Facebook and similar sites on divorce.  As attorneys, we look to Facebook as a source of information as […]

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Henry Gornbein Appointed to Citizens Advisory Board to the Oakland County Friend of the Court

Henry Gornbein has just been appointed to a three year term, commencing in July of 2010, to serve as the only family law attorney on a Citizens Advisory Board to the Oakland County Friend of the Court. The appointment is one that oversees the Oakland County Friend of the Court and has monthly meetings regarding […]

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Michigan Divorce Attorney Henry Gornbein Featured on Divorce Source Radio

Headline- Lessons from Divorce – How to Prepare Yourself for Future Relationships Author – Pemier Podcasting Link – http://www.prlog.org/10823552 Visit Divorce Source Radio, where Henry Gormbein is a regular speaker.  

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Ten Child Support Issues in 2010

10.    What is the basis for determination of child support in Michigan?  The laws differ from state to state.  Normally there is a formula used.   This formula looks at the income of both parents, along with the number of overnights the child or children spend with each parent. This computer formula is then run based […]

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Top Ten Ways to Communicate With Your Michigan Family Law Attorney in 2010

10. Keep a list of issues and questions, and do not call your attorney every day, but save them so you can contact your attorney with several questions rather than one which is a way to economically cover issues and still have your questions answered by your attorney.  9. Communicate with your attorney by e-mail, […]

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Michigan Family Law Issues in Tough Economic Times: The Marital Home

More and more cases involve marital homes that have negative equity. If your home has little or no equity, there are several decisions that have to be made in the divorce. First of all, do you keep the home? If there is the cash flow to do so, it may be wise to keep the […]

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Michigan Family Law Issues in Tough Economic Times: Spousal Support/Alimony

In these tough economic time, it is critical to remember that if you have a judgment with non-modifiable spousal support, it means what it says. If you are in the midst of a divorce, and you have any type of job situation where there is a possibility of a reduction in pay or a loss […]

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