Wendy S. Alton’s Guides

Wendy S. Alton

Ann Arbor Family Law Attorney.

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  1. You can Save your Marriage

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 1 year ago.

    You can Save your Marriage This is National Marriage Week, as well as the week we celebrate Valentine's Day. So how successful are marriages here in the state of Michigan?In 2011, there were 56,159 marriages. There were 33,940 divorces. The average length of marriage ending in d...

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  2. Estate Planning for Special Needs Families

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 1 year ago.

    I was honored to talk with the Down Syndrome Support Team (DSST) in Saline this past Sunday about estate planning when you have special needs in your family. Many families have children that may require or presently require assistance outside of what the family can provide. This...

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  3. Divorce & Social Media: It Doesn't Mix Well

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, almost 2 years ago.

    In past blogs, I have discussed that it is a good idea to shut down all of your social media sites when you are going through a divorce. Today, I came across an article advising the same: "Close Social Media Accounts When Going Through A Divorce." Most people are unwilling to do ...

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  4. Reconciliation Once a Divorce is Filed

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, almost 2 years ago.

    The celebrity divorce news today was that Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have reconciled and have agreed to dismiss their divorce case. This is actually a question I hear often from clients--once a divorce has been filed, can it later be dismissed?In Michigan, we have what is called "no...

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  5. Fraud as Basis for Annulment

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, almost 2 years ago.

    The Washington Post has reported that the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries divorce has been taking over a yearmostly due to the fact that Kris Humphries is still compiling evidence to support his claim that the marriage should be annulled because of fraud.But what type of fraud ...

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  6. Former Detroit Piston Ronald 'Flip' Murray Convicted of Desertion & Abandonment

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, almost 2 years ago.

    The Oakland Press has reported that former Detroit Piston Ronald Flip Murray was prosecuted and sentenced for a criminal charge of desertion and abandonment, which is basically, unpaid child support:arrested and jailed for unpaid child support: Former Piston 'Flip' Murray owes Po...

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  7. Paternity is Redefined in Michigan

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 2 years ago.

    Paternity in Michigan has been completely redefined.The law in Michigan since 1956 has presumed that a child born in a marriage was the product of that marriage.This presumption existed even if the husband was not the biological father, and that fact could be proven. As of June ...

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  8. New Durable Power of Attorney Requirements in Michigan

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 2 years ago.

    On May 23, 2012, the Governor of Michigan signed a new law pertaining to Durable Powers of Attorney.The new law, Public Act 141 of 2012, lists new requirements for Durable Powers of Attorney, which become effective for all Durable Powers of Attorney signed after September 30, 201...

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  9. Reading your Spouse's Email Could be a Crime

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, almost 3 years ago.

    If you havent been following the Oakland County, Michigan criminal case against Leon Walker, now is the time to do it. I previously blogged about the criminal charges pending against Leon Walker: Reading your spouses emails: snooping or hacking? Leon Walker and his wife Clara...

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  10. Should the State be Allowed to Place Obese Children in Foster Care?

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, almost 3 years ago.

    In Michigan, the state has the power to remove children from their parents home if there has been abuse or neglect, and the child is unsafe. There are rigorous laws and regulations to be followed, but the ultimate goal is to protect the child.An interesting definition of neglec...

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