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Posted: Nov 11, 2020, 10:30 AM
In this divorce action, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by: 1) awarding the ex-wife attorney fees, 2) including newly vested stock in the total vested stock to be divided between the parties and 3) modifying the spousal support award and divorce judgment to order the ex-husband to purchase a life insurance policy naming the ex-wife as the beneficiary.
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Posted: Dec 18, 2019, 9:35 AM
The plaintiff and the defendant, who were married for 29 years, entered into a consent judgment of divorce in 2014. The judgment included a spousal support provision that said the plaintiff would receive spousal support for 10 years, until the plaintiff’s death or until she remarried, whichever occurred first
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Posted: Dec 4, 2019, 10:45 AM
The plaintiff and the defendant were married in October 1995. When the couple divorced in 2018, the plaintiff was 58 years old and the defendant was 65 years old. The parties have two children, one of whom was a minor at the time of the divorce.
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Posted: May 1, 2019, 3:59 PM
Thirty-seven years after parties were divorced, Oakland Circuit Court Judge Valentine issued a post-judgment order requiring the defendant to pay $2,500 in monthly spousal support to the plaintiff.
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Posted: Sep 6, 2018, 12:25 PM
A trial court erred in distributing a divorcing couple’s marital property because the parties’ prenuptial agreement was ignored in doing so, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. In Silverman v Silverman (Docket No. 336905, unpublished opinion), the Court of Appeals said the trial court could not “simply disregard the prenuptial agreement and resort to equitable considerations without any analysis as to why it was doing so.”
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Posted: Aug 15, 2018, 9:15 AM
A spousal support award and the division of property in a divorce case must be vacated because the trial court engaged in a “parade of errors” – namely, denying the husband’s constitutional right to counsel, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jun 17, 2015, 11:25 AM
In Loutts v Loutts, __ Mich App __; __ NW2d __ (2015) (Docket No. 318468), the Court of Appeals addressed an issue debated among family law attorneys: whether a party could seek to modify and extend an award of spousal support set by a trial court in the parties’ judgment of divorce.
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Posted: Aug 12, 2014, 8:35 AM
On May 13, 2014, in an unpublished opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a payor’s spousal support may be increased on the basis of a new spouse’s income.
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Posted: Nov 29, 2010, 7:50 AM
The Court of Appeals released a published opinion addressing spousal support and attorney fees in divorce cases in Myland v Myland.
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