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Disparate Sentences for Local NBA Stars

A well-respected blog on sentencing picked-up on the infamous NBA drunk driving cases coming out of the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The blog noted the difference between Jalen Rose’s straight-forward OWI conviction [he did 14-days in the OCJ]; and the weapons charge component to Big Ben Wallace’s OWI charge, recently resolved in […]

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Valid Prenuptial Agreements Require Full Asset Disclosure

Prenuptial agreements, contracts executed in the anticipation of a marriage, have long been validated in Michigan courts.  Generally, there are two contingencies covered in a typical prenuptial agreement: a) the divorce of the contracting parties; and b) the death of one of the parties. A primary requirement to enforcing a prenuptial agreement is the “special […]

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Michigan's Parole Process Explained

From time to time, my appellate clients write to me asking questions about the parole process.  Incarceration and parole affects all of us to the extent that it dampens our societal freedoms and add costs to those freedoms. The purpose of this post is to explain Michigan’s parole process to our readers.  While we recognize […]

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Preparing for a Second Marriage

Many factors affect whether a second marriage will last: the relative age and incomes of the partners, whether either party has children, cohabitation prior to the second nuptials, and the education level of the parties. And, of course, how could we forget the personality of the ex-spouse; perhaps the most important factor of all. According […]

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