I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. I... more
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. I have been an attorney for over 15 years and have devoted my career to helping guide, advise, counsel and represent clients in difficult divorce and family law matters.
Born in Detroit, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1983, Michigan and Federal Courts.... more
Born in Detroit, Michigan; admitted to the bar in 1983, Michigan and Federal Courts. Education: Wayne State University (B.S.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1980); Wayne State University (J.D., 1982); and Wayne State University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1986). Author: How to Help Your Children During and After a Divorce. Member: Macomb County Bar Association; and State Bar of Michigan. Certified Public Accoun... view profile
My law practice focuses on family law, including: divorce, separate maintence,... more
My law practice focuses on family law, including: divorce, separate maintence, custody, child support, and paternity and other family law matters like prenuptial agreements. Take a look at my website for more details: www.YourMichiganLawyers.com
Mike Olson has been practicing law in Michigan since his graduation from Thomas... more
Mike Olson has been practicing law in Michigan since his graduation from Thomas Cooley Law School in 1997. He focuses his practice on Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Business Law and Real Estate. Mike has successfully represented clients in Courts throughout Southeastern and Central Michigan including District Courts, Circuit Courts, Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts and Bankruptc... view profile
Joseph W. Vander Horst is an experienced attorney serving Southwest Michigan in the... more
Joseph W. Vander Horst is an experienced attorney serving Southwest Michigan in the areas of family law, business law, estate planning and probate. He was admitted to the bar in 1993 in all Michigan courts and federal court. Mr. Vander Horst is a member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. Mr. Vander Horst was born on September 28, 1956 in Kalamazoo Michigan. He graduated from Kalama... view profile
Night and weekend appointments available on short notice. My practice is devoted to... more
Night and weekend appointments available on short notice. My practice is devoted to all areas of family law including dissolution of marriage, spousal support, child support, grandparent rights, paternity, child custody, and parenting time.
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.