Wendy S. Alton’s Guides

Wendy S. Alton

Ann Arbor Family Law Attorney.

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  1. The Wedding’s Off—Now Who Keeps the Engagement Ring?

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    You are engaged to be married, and have either bought or received a beautiful (expensive) engagement ring. Unfortunately, something happens to destroy the pre-wedded bliss and the wedding is called off for good. If the marriage never happens, who gets the engagement ring? The ...

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  2. Reading your Spouse’s emails: Snooping or Hacking?

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    In my experience as a Northville divorce lawyer, I have seen countless instances where one suspecting spouse has read the other spouses emails, facebook entries, or text messages, discovering that their spouse was cheating on them. These emails or text messages have been brought ...

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  3. Prenups: Not Just for Jessica Simpson

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    Will Jessica Simpson insist on a prenuptial agreement (prenup) as she plans on marrying Eric Johnson? That seems to be the hot topic surrounding her life these days. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker had a prenup. George and Ann Lopez did not. Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie (owners ...

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  4. Making College Expenses a Priority after Divorce

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    According to a recent study, divorced parents contribute a significant amount less toward college for their children than parents that remain married. The study was discussed in a Washington Post article, and revealed that divorced parents spend nearly 1/3 less on college expense...

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  5. Planning Ahead makes Holidays Special for Children of Divorce

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    One of the most frequent questions concerns I hear as a Michigan divorce lawyer is how to share time with the children around the holidays after a divorce. This can be one of the more difficult issues to work through, particularly because each parent wants to keep their holid...

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  6. Michigan Court of Appeals: Judges Cannot Impose their Own Morality

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    An interesting decision was issued this week by the Michigan Court of Appeals in the divorce case of White v White. In White v White, a divorce case out of Macomb County Circuit Court, the parents divorcing had not resolved who was to have custody of their children. Ultimately...

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  7. Judge Tosses Out Prenup: Dodgers ownership still undecided

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    There is no dispute that the divorce of Frank Jamie McCourt has been the most publicized divorce this year, particularly since the ownership of the Dodgers will ultimately be determined in the divorce. It appears that Frank Jamie McCourt had a prenuptial agreement drawn up, but...

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  8. Cheating Spouses on Facebook

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    So it was just announced that San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker, currently divorcing from Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria, had a fling with a woman that he kept in touch with on Facebook. You can be absolutely sure that this isnt just a celebrity phenomena. Facebook has made us all ...

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  9. What happens if Mediation fails?

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    It looks like the judge will have to decide the fate of the Dodgers after all. While Frank Jamie McCourt are waiting for the judges ruling in their divorce case, they agreed to meet again with a mediator to see if they could settle their differences. After lengthy mediation sess...

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  10. What the Dodgers can teach us about Divorce

    Written by attorney Wendy Alton, over 3 years ago.

    The most publicized Divorce these days is the Divorce between Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie. They have gone through weeks of Trial and are now waiting for the Judge to make his ruling. What hangs in the balance? The fate and future of the Dodgers. Both Frank a...

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