Peter Michael Kulas’s Guides

Peter Michael Kulas

Grand Rapids Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Spousal Support - Modifiable or Non-Modifiable?

    Written by attorney Peter Kulas, over 1 year ago.

    The decision whether to make spousal support non-modifiable is one of the most critical decisions the parties and their attorneys will make regarding spousal support in finalizing a divorce case, and should only be done after careful consideration of competent and experienced divorce counsel.

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  2. Are Antenuptial Agreements valid in Michigan?

    Written by attorney Peter Kulas, over 2 years ago.

    Antenuptial agreements are valid under Michigan law, and persons who enter intosuch agreements are bound by their terms. MCL 557.28; In re Irwins Estate, 335 Mich 143,55 NW2d 769 (1952). Antenuptial agreements made in contemplation of divorce as well as incontemplation of death a...

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  3. What are the factors the court considers for Spousal Support?

    Written by attorney Peter Kulas, over 2 years ago.

    Eleven factors are considered in determining whether spousal support should be awarded. They are not codified in statute but have been derived from caselaw. The court must make findings on each factor relevant to a particular spousal support claim.

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  4. Establish Paternity in Michigan

    Written by attorney Peter Kulas, over 2 years ago.

    This general guide is to assist you in the different ways you can establish paternity in Michigan.

  5. What is Required to Modify Parenting Time?

    Written by attorney Peter Kulas, over 3 years ago.

    When a court is considering modifying parenting time the terms must be in the best interests of the child. Under MCL 722.23, the Best Interest of the Child means the sum total of the following factors to be considered, evaluated, and determined by the court:(a) The love, affectio...

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  6. What is income for child support?

    Written by attorney Peter Kulas, over 3 years ago.

    Income Does Include Wages, including all actual overtime, commissions and bonuses 2.01(C)(1); Self-employment/business income 2.01(C)(2) (past, present or future average if irregular); Military pay 2.01(C)(4); Tips, gratuities, royalties, interest (incl on gifts/inher, 2.01(H))...

  7. Divorce FAQs

    Written by attorney Peter Kulas, over 4 years ago.

    Michigan Divorce FAQs How long does it take to get divorced in Michigan? If there are no children involved, a divorce may be granted in 60 days. When children are involved, a divorce cannot be granted until six months have passed. It should be stressed that these are minimum st...

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