DO I REALLY NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR MY CHILD SUPPORT HEARING?
Many people think they should try to handle a child support hearing on their own. You might think “it’s easy right?” “They just look at both parent’s incomes, and come up with a number, right?”. It isn’t that simple. There are many things taken into account when child support is calculated and you may […]
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY GIRLFRIEND IS HAVING A BABY?
IS SHE MARRIED TO SOMEONE ELSE? Becoming a parent is probably the most life-changing thing that can happen to you. Sometimes, you may face the possibility of becoming a parent unexpectedly. What should you do? What do you need to know? If a woman is married when the child is conceived or born, Michigan law […]
“Just a Stranger”: Stepparents and the Law
Stepparents often play a vital role in caregiving children. They handle pick up, drop off, science fairs, and sports. However, under our laws here in Michigan, a stepparent is a “legal stranger” to their stepchild unless they have legally adopted the child as their own. What If I Am Legally Married To My Stepchild’s Parent? […]
Women Initiate Divorce More Than Men
The Kronzek Firm Couples all across Michigan divorce every year. In heterosexual couples, statistically, women tend to initiate the divorce rather than their male partners. Our divorce attorneys have found that to be the case all over Oakland County. Whether its Keego Harbor, Walled Lake, Bloomfield Township, Farmington Hills or Novi, women file more than […]
Help! My Ex Has Borderline Personality Disorder
The Kronzek Firm Dealing with the troubling emotions of separation, divorce, or child custody matters can be difficult. However, navigating legal battles or child rearing around Bloomfield, Birmingham, Troy, or Clarkston with your ex who has a severe mental illness can be even harder. Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD for short, is a serious mental […]
Gaslighting is Abuse
The Kronzek Firm Gaslighting refers to a specific type of emotional abuse where a person imposes false stories on others in order to push their manipulative agenda. This is especially dangerous when dealing with impressionable children. Our divorce and custody attorneys often see gaslighting abuse coming from narcissistic spouses and sometimes from parents that exhibit […]
Michigan Will Participate in Child Welfare System Reform
The Kronzek Firm The wellbeing of children is important in every society. In the United States, we urgently need reform of our country’s child welfare system. Michigan has tried to fix many of the problems that our state child welfare system has experienced over the last fifteen years. Part of the problems deal with our […]
When Can I Withhold My Child Away From The Other Parent?
The Kronzek Firm Divorced or separated parents wonder when it is ok for them to keep their child away from the other parent. They want to lock their doors and tell the other parent that they aren’t home. We understand the high emotions involved in child custody and visitation situations all over Michigan and we […]
The Indian Child Welfare Act and Adoption in Michigan
The Kronzek Firm Thinking of becoming a foster parent? Wondering what kinds of laws surround fostering and adoption in Michigan? Most people in Michigan think that there are three types of adoption: (1) within the state of Michigan, (2) between US states, and (3) international adoption. Each type of adoption presents its own challenges. However, […]
Exclusive Use and Possession of Marital Home During Divorce
If you’re getting divorced and you are on good terms with your STBX (soon to be ex), you may mutually agree to let one of you continue to live in your home while the other person moves out. Unfortunately, many divorces are uglier than that, and a court might grant one spouse the exclusive use […]