• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Supporting Spouses After Marriage: Spousal Support in Michigan

    The Kronzek Firm Everyone has heard of child support. Did Jim send his child support payments this month? Rebecca had hers automatically withdrawn from her pay.  Kids need financial support to continue growing, learning, and playing. From Birmingham to Novi to Bloomfield to Waterford, this is true across the board. But what about spouses?  Spousal […]

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  • My Ex Won’t Follow the Rules! 

    When Your Ex Won’t Abide by the Judgment of Divorce The Kronzek Firm Getting a divorce is a difficult process for most of us Michiganders. When the judge signs a final Judgment of Divorce, a divorcee will often be relieved. This court order will specify the obligations on both sides and provide expectations for child […]

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  • What’s Yours Is Mine: Marital and Separate Property in Michigan

    When two Michigan high school sweethearts get married a few years after graduation, they typically don’t come into the marriage with mansions, hundreds of thousands of dollars, or significant assets of any kind. Instead, most people enter into marriage with few assets of their own. (If your last name is Bezos, Musk or Ilich, you […]

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  • Crossing Lines: When Your Ex Wants to Move Your Kids The 100 Mile Rule

    100 miles doesn’t seem too far away these days especially in a state as large as michigan. Many of us day trip to destinations further than 100 miles from home. Lansing is close to Detroit and it is also close to Grand Rapids. However, when the other parent wants to move your kids over 100 […]

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  • Can I Revoke Paternity?

    Under Michigan law, if you are married at the time a child is born or conceived, the person you are married to at that time is the child’s legal parent. This is the case even if someone else is the biological parent. Understandably, this could cause issues with biological paternity, which is why there is […]

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