Port Huron Divorce & Family Law Lawyer, Michigan


Joshua Rubin

DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, Divorce, Landlord-Tenant
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Anna M. Kovar

Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law
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David E. Kelley

Estate Planning, Estate, Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

Michael G. Boucher

Medical Products & Devices, Divorce, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
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John D. Adair

Family Law, Criminal, Elder Law, Civil & Human Rights
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Janal L Mossett

Estate Planning, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Elder Law, Medical Malpractice
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Steven A. Heisler

Criminal, Family Law, Business, State and Local
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

Erika Lynn Kern

Litigation, Divorce, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Ambereen Rasul Ahmed

Family Law, Divorce, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

Michelle L. Easter

Labor Law, Family Law, Elder Law, Contract
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

DESERTION

The voluntary abandonment of one spouse by the other, without the abandoned spouse's consent. Commonly, desertion occurs when a spouse leaves the marital home f... (more...)
The voluntary abandonment of one spouse by the other, without the abandoned spouse's consent. Commonly, desertion occurs when a spouse leaves the marital home for a specified length of time. Desertion is a grounds for divorce in states with fault divorce.

CRUELTY

Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practi... (more...)
Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practical matter, courts will accept minor wrongs or disagreements as sufficient evidence of cruelty to justify the divorce.

STIRPES

A term used in wills that refers to descendants of a common ancestor or branch of a family.

CONFINEMENT IN PRISON

In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of ... (more...)
In most states with fault divorce, grounds for a spouse not in prison to obtain a fault divorce if the other spouse has been imprisoned for a certain number of years.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

See alimony.

ADOPTED CHILD

Any person, whether an adult or a minor, who is legally adopted as the child of another in a court proceeding. See adoption.

BEST INTERESTS (OF THE CHILD)

The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best inter... (more...)
The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best interests of the child. Similarly, when asked to decide on custody issues in a divorce case, the judge will base his or her decision on the child's best interests. And the same test is used when judges decide whether a child should be removed from a parent's home because of neglect or abuse. Factors considered by the court in deciding the best interests of a child include: age and sex of the child mental and physical health of the child mental and physical health of the parents lifestyle and other social factors of the parents emotional ties between the parents and the child ability of the parents to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing and medical care established living pattern for the child concerning school, home, community and religious institution quality of schooling, and the child's preference.

INCOMPATIBILITY

A conflict in personalities that makes married life together impossible. In a number of states, incompatibility is the accepted reason for a no-fault divorce. C... (more...)
A conflict in personalities that makes married life together impossible. In a number of states, incompatibility is the accepted reason for a no-fault divorce. Compare irreconcilable differences; irremediable breakdown.

CHILD

(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born o... (more...)
(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. (2) A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.