August 17, 2021

Options if a Child Support Modification Request Is Denied

In Michigan, many people experience a change in circumstances that they believe renders their child support order obsolete. They will then ask for it to be changed. This can be from the viewpoint of the custodial parent who is receiving support or the parent who is paying support. Regardless, it is important to understand that […]

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November 15, 2020

How Can I Change a Custody Arrangement?

Once the divorce is final, the ex-spouses are free to move on with dreams of a new life, new relationships, and often new locations. According to the Census Bureau, most Americans move 12 times during their adult lives, and many of the re-locations happen before the age of 40. When children are involved, the parents […]

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May 18, 2019

Working Together to Fix Divorce Mistakes

Emotions often play a large part in the initial formation of divorce agreements. Sometimes, the parties involved in these negotiations and court proceedings seem to be unable to abandon an adversarial stance. At the Law Offices of Lisa Stern, we understand that it sometimes takes some time after the divorce is finalized for people to […]

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April 8, 2019

Can I Change the Alimony I Pay or Receive in Michigan?

Alimony, or spousal support, is a confusing and often controversial topic for residents of Michigan and elsewhere. If you are the one who receives alimony, you may wonder if you can have the amount increased. Along the same lines, if you are the paying ex, you may wish to have the amount you pay reduced […]

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November 14, 2018

Ways to prepare for child support modification

It can be a crushing blow to receive a pink slip in Michigan, and even more so while you are paying child support to a divorced spouse. With your major source of income gone until you find a new job, you may have to seek a modification in your child support agreement. But to do […]

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May 28, 2018

Making child custody modifications

Divorce can take on several different meanings, depending on the specific family situation. For those with children, deciding on a child custody plan can often become the biggest obstacle of the process. Sometimes, Michigan parents realize that an initial plan has not gone as smoothly as expected. When this is the case, a modification may […]

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April 20, 2018

Nothing lasts forever, not even divorce judgements

Anyone who has been divorced in Michigan can attest to the fact that the agreements condoned by the court often seem final. However, these judgments are made to fit the exigencies of a specific situation and might be changed if the circumstances shift enough to make a change necessary. One is an appeal, which challenges […]

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March 10, 2017

When can child support be modified in a divorce?

Once the judge finalizes the child support order in a divorce settlement, the order is not set in stone. In some cases, the judge may be able to reassess your case and change the amount of child support due each month. At the Law Offices of Lisa Stern, we know that changes in life occur, […]

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January 27, 2017

Factors considered when seeking parental relocation

Once a parenting plan is issued in a divorce settlement, there may come a time when the terms of the plan are no longer feasible for the parents. Changes in life circumstances occur, and in some situations, it may require the parenting plan and/or divorce settlement to be modified by the court. When either parent […]

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December 30, 2016

How to modify a child support order in Michigan

If you decide to file for divorce, your children could suffer certain emotional and financial changes that can affect their lives in many ways. As a way to reduce the financial deficits that children may experience, the court may order the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the custodial parent. Both parents are financially […]

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