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5 tips for companies facing legal issues

You've spent countless hours building your company. Now, you find out that you're facing a lawsuit. Your next steps could have a significant impact on what happens next. It's imperative that you consider how everything you do could affect the outcome of the case.

First things first: Contact your attorney. Discussing the matter with them can give you an idea of what steps you can take to protect your company. There are some things you can do even before you speak to your attorney that may be beneficial.

Child custody and virtual visitation: Tips to make it work

Your divorce has been tough, but your goal is to see your kids as much as possible. With work as busy as it is, it was difficult to find a schedule that would give you as much time as you wanted. Their other parent doesn't work often, so it just makes sense that they're with them the majority of the time. Now, you're looking into alternatives, so you can still participate in their lives but also be able to handle your own work responsibilities.

When you originally looked at a schedule you could do, you only had a couple days a week where you could see your children for a few hours at a time. It isn't enough. So, what can you do?

Tips for getting your single life off to a good start

Recovering from a divorce is a challenging undertaking. Not only do you have to think about the things that come with the legal process, you also have to try to rebuild your life. There are several things that you can do that might prepare you for moving on.

One thing that you can't do is remain in the same rut you were in at the end of the marriage. You need to make some positive changes in yourself so that you can find your new happiness. Consider these options to help you along:

New bankruptcy code provides 'fast pass' for small businesses

Traditionally, businesses filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize during tough times. While Chapter 11 can give businesses a chance to get back on their feet, it doesn't come without flaws. With expensive filing costs and crippling reporting burdens, small businesses aren't always able to make it out on top. However, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA), could grant these entities a bankruptcy fast pass, allowing them to continue operations amid economic turbulence.

An overview of divorce laws in Michigan

Divorce laws vary from state to state. This means that the way a specific divorce is handled in Michigan will be different from the way it would in, say, Texas or California. The divorce laws in different states can lead to hugely different outcomes, both in terms of finances and child custody arrangements. This is why you should consider in which states you are eligible to file, and what the likely outcomes would be, before taking action to file.

If you are considering filing for divorce in Michigan, you should first consider whether you are eligible. In order to file, at least one party must have resided in the state for 180 days. Additionally, one party must have resided in the county where the divorce is filed for a minimum of the 10 immediate days before the filing. If you are eligible to file for divorce in Michigan, pay attention to the following laws that apply to divorces in the state.

Implement divorce changes with consideration for the children

One of the primary duties of a parent is protecting your children. This doesn't stop just because you go through a divorce. In fact, you'll have to ensure that your child's best interests are protected during the child custody process. You and your ex can do this as a team if you're willing to work together.

There are many things you can do to help protect them right now. One of the most important is to see how the divorce is impacting them and try to minimize the effects. This won't always be easy but it can go a long way toward helping them.

Michigan Supreme Court issues order to limit COVID-19 exposure


As of March 18, 2020, the state's highest court has ordered all trial courts across Michigan to take immediate precautions to limit possible exposure to COVID-19, in compliance with the Executive Order 2020-21.

Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack says the Supreme Court is unanimously taking this unprecedented action to protect the public and court personnel by limiting activity, and that all courts across the state must comply with the safeguards.

Finding hidden assets during divorce

Divorce is complicated and time-consuming, even in ideal circumstances where spouses approach their split amicably. However, divorce between spouses with significant assets is often much more complex, and can easily lead to troubling behavior by either party. In many cases, one or both spouses may attempt to hide assets from each other, to avoid losing them in the property division process. While this is certainly an understandable motive, it is typically illegal to do so.

If you suspect your spouse hides assets from you or does not fully disclose their resources, it is wise to use the legal tools you have available to identify these assets and protect your own interests and rights. The law views divorce much in the same way that it views the dissolution of a business, and you may have opportunities to claim assets that rightfully belong to you.

A CPS call does not mean they're taking your child

Many parents feel far more concerned and worried when talking with a Child Protective Services (CPS) officer than when talking to a police officer. They know that CPS has the power to remove children from homes where they believe that a threat exists. When the officer knocks on the door, they think that family life as they know it is about to come to an end.

It's a nightmare scenario for many parents. It feels wrong on many levels for the state to have the power to break apart your family. You may feel panicked and overwhelmed.

Don't miss the deadline for commercial property tax appeals

Property taxes are a major expense for business owners. They can also be a source of major headaches. Overvaluations cost commercial property owners thousands or even millions of dollars. With so much at stake, it's well worth considering an appeal if you have reason to believe your property has been over-assessed.

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