Most divorces hinge on a few specific issues: who gets to keep the house, how much alimony has to be paid and for how long, what the kids' visitation schedule will look like.
Driving under the influence is treated seriously in Michigan, with laws targeting both lower and higher blood-alcohol levels. Anyone driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher risks getting charged with DUI, which means that most people have some leeway if they go out and have a drink, though they still need to be careful about how much they drink and turning over their car keys if they become impaired.
When you face charges for drunk driving, you may find yourself at a genuine loss as to how this situation came about. Unfortunately, this type of predicament befalls numerous individuals every day. However, after having charges leveled against you, you have legal options for defending against the allegations in a court of law.
There are a lot of people who see the national legalization of marijuana as all-but-inevitable. In the meantime, however, there's a standoff between the states that have legalized marijuana use in one form or another and the Department of Justice, which is obligated to treat all marijuana use and business of any kind as a federal crime. This sometimes creates conflicts of the law in surprising areas, like bankruptcy court.
Are you a conservation-minded individual who wants to make your next auto purchase a Tesla? If so, you'd better hope you don't live in Michigan — unless you plan to drive to the border of a nearby state and purchase the car there.
What happens if the trustee or a creditor suspects that you're being less-than-honest about your financial situation? Your right to bankruptcy relief can be put in jeopardy, and you could actually end up facing criminal charges.
Most residents of Oakland County would agree that marriage has undergone a dramatic evolution in recent decades. At one time, the wife in a marriage remained in the home caring for children and taking care of the household. Now, both spouses usually hold jobs or maintain careers, each of them contributing in some way to the household's finances.