Category: During & After Divorce

4 Factors to Consider in Marriage Counseling and Divorce

October 19, 2022

Many friends and clients have asked me whether they should try marriage counseling before or during a divorce. The answer depends on several factors. Make sure that the counselor is an experienced psychologist holding at least a master’s or PhD. degree and who does marriage counseling on a regular basis. They are usually much better […]

How to Handle the Holidays in Divorced Families

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H. Moss, Attorney For divorced families, holidays can be difficult and stressful. This can have a long-lasting impact on the kids, of course, so planning ahead and determining how you can create special memories and alleviate the strain on your children is important. Below are some tips I’ve put together to help you […]

Why Are Women Happier After Divorce than Men?

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H Moss, Attorney Studies indicate that women are approximately 70% more likely to file for divorce than men. This might seem like a surprising statistic, but it is in line with what I have encountered in my own practice. Additionally, a study by Kingston University indicates that women tend to be happier after […]

Must See Movie About Divorce

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H Moss, Attorney “The Marriage Story” is a movie about a couple, their child and the lawyers involved in a divorce. I believe it is a must-see movie for lawyers, as well as families involved in a divorce. Many divorce lawyers, especially those who have not been divorced themselves, do not have enough […]

How Holiday Stress Can Impact Your Marriage: Part II

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H. Moss, Attorney It’s that time of year again! The holiday season can often be filled with more stress than festivities, especially if your marriage is already strained. In my previous article, How Holiday Stress Can Impact Your Marriage, we covered five holiday stressors and tips for managing them. I hope the additional […]

Should You Date During Divorce?

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H Moss, Attorney Navigating through the divorce process can be confusing. It can be difficult to know the steps to take before, during and after your divorce. Adding dating to the mix can bring on a host of new questions that you will want to consider. Dating during the divorce process may impact […]

Factors Used to Determine Child Custody

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H Moss, Attorney Child custody is the most emotional and traumatic part of most divorce cases. There are several forms of child custody including: legal custody, physical custody, primary custody, sole custody, joint custody, split custody, and more. The court’s primary basis for determining child custody is “what is in the best interests […]

Factors Courts Consider in Determining Property Rights in Divorce

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H Moss, Attorney An important concern in divorce is how property rights will be determined. The divorcing parties usually arrive at a settlement of all their property rights after negotiation or after mediation. If settlement is not reached, the matter will be decided by the court at trial. You must be sure that […]

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Child Support and Parenting Time

January 03, 2022

By Daniel H Moss, Attorney 1. How Child Support is Determined Child support is based upon the Michigan Child Support Formula. The Formula primarily takes into account the incomes of the parties, the number of children, overnight parenting times for each party, and health insurance expenses. 2. Child Support Duration Child support is usually ordered […]