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Marriage and Custody: What are the implications?

posted on February 05, 2018 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

How does an upcoming wedding impact the custody of your children?  If you are planning the wedding, you may be contemplating whether you may c...

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A Checklist When Considering Divorce

posted on January 09, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Are you contemplating divorce? Before you file, you should gather information to determine whether you can live on your own, independent of your spous...

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Legal Vs. Physical Custody: What Does It Really Mean?

posted on January 03, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Have you filed an action in court to determine the custody of your child?  In doing so, the court will issue orders determining both the physical...

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Five Things You Should Discuss with Your Fiancée Before the Wedding

posted on December 20, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  After many years of practicing family law and sitting through hundreds of hours of consultations with potential divorce clients, there are a...

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YOUR NEW MARRIAGE: ARE YOU CREATING A BLENDED FAMILY?

posted on August 23, 2017 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

The majority of families have shifted from the traditional nuclear family of father, mother and child to a nation in which the majority of families ar...

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Internet Romance or New Job Out-of-State: How Does It Impact the Custody of Your Children?

posted on July 22, 2017 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  Have you found a new job outside of Michigan or have been lucky to find new love across state lines?  The internet has expanded our emp...

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Long Term Marriage and Finances: Separating Myth from Fact

posted on July 15, 2017 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

   As a family law attorney, too often I receive phone calls from panicked “stay at home” parents. What is the reason for the...

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A Quick Internet Divorce: Not As Simple As You Think

posted on July 08, 2017 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Thinking about a divorce?  Do you spend time on the internet or social media?  You may have looked online and discovered there are thousands...

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Recent and Critical Changes to Grandparenting Time in Michigan

posted on June 28, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  Whether grandparents have a right to grandparent time has always been a controversial political question.  On June 13, 2017, the Michig...

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Dorm Fridge, Laundry Bag, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

posted on June 15, 2017 by

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Heather Gilkey

  Congratulations to our 2017 High School graduates! Before your child goes off to college or out into the world – you might be making s...

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Grandparenting Time and Divorce

posted on April 11, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

If you are a grandparent and your son or daughter is going through a divorce or separation, as a parent, you are probably wondering how their divorce/...

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Beyond The Dress: Thinking Through the Financials

posted on January 27, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

YOU WENT TO THE BRIDAL SHOW. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT THE BEAU.  BUT DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FINANCIAL PLAN?   You have likely traveled...

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How Is Property Divided When You Get Divorced?

posted on January 20, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, which means if one person wants a divorce,  the court will grant a divorce without any need for a showing o...

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A Funeral for Fido: Planning for the Care of Your Pet Upon Incapacity or Death

posted on September 08, 2016 by

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Heather Gilkey

If you are anything like me, your pets are much more than personal property. They are your “fur babies.” The responsible pet owner ca...

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A Better Divorce Process: It Is Possible

posted on July 12, 2016 by Torree J. Breen

Torree J. Breen, Divorce & Family Law

  So either you or your spouse has decided to obtain a divorce. What important issues should you consider before filing for div...

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