All documents and paperwork were mailed quickly and efficiently.
Following the divorce, she also helped me create a will and power of attorney, and was kind and professional throughout that process as well. I would absolutely recommend her without hesitation.
She was very responsive, easy to talk to, and gave really good advice saving me from myself on one particular issue. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. Dupler has guided me through an extraordinarily difficult divorce. She has maintained reason in the face of unreasonable issues. She has advised with thoughtfulness and long term best outcome in mind.
She listened to my priorities for this divorce and helped me achieve the best outcome for me and my children. During the trial she was amazingly quick at adapting to the testimony and remained focused on what the court needed rather than wasting a bunch of time litigating stuff that made no difference to the case. The absolute best thing about Ms. Dupler as my attorney is that I trust her.
I trust her to call only when needed. I trust her to tell me like it is, even when it is not what I want to hear. I trust her to advise me when I am blindsided with something in the case that I did not expect. Despite being given little notice of my upcoming court date, Jackie made herself available immediately to discuss the case, and met with me in person the very next morning.
Because a break up of a marriage is such an emotional experience for your entire family, it is necessary to have the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney to guide you through the complicated process and advocate for the best possible outcome. Even when everyone seems to want the divorce to be uncontested, many times it is just not possible.
Even when an amicable agreement is possible, the issues need to be addressed with care and experience to preserve the agreement you believe is fair.
There are a multitude of issues that are not easily resolved. Issues such as custody and child support can be very divisive and complicated when the facts of your case intersect with the law and the Friend of the Court. Then there are issues of property; how to divide the house, who is going to be responsible for the mortgage, how to divide the personal property and automobiles who is going to pay the debt on the cars, credit card debt, student loans, business property, retirement accounts, k accounts, sick days, state and local taxes and alimony.
Each one of the above issues is a section of law in and to itself. Michigan is a No Fault state, what does that mean.
In the days before no fault a person could not even get a divorce from their spouse unless they were able to prove in court that the other party was at fault for the breakup of the marriage. The grounds for fault could be many but the usual grounds for fault were one of the following: infidelity, physical cruelty, mental cruelty, chronic intoxication and abandonment. Under the no fault divorce a party can now get a divorce from his or her spouse by simply alleging that there has been a breakdown in the marital relationship such that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there is no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.
In Michigan only one party need make this allegation for a divorce to be granted. However, fault can still be a factor to be considered by the court in determining property settlement, alimony, and custody. Custody is often the most heartbreaking and emotional aspects of divorce. There is nothing that is more precious than our children and time with our children is the most import times of our lives.
Thus the reality of divorce comes into conflict with our most heartfelt desires. The law states that custody is to be decided upon what is in the best interest of the children. There are factors that are to be weighed in deciding what is the in the best interest of the children in a custody and parenting time dispute.
It must be remembered that even though all the factors are weighed all the separate factors are not necessarily weighed the same. For instance the preference of a child is not take very seriously until the child is considered to be of a sufficient age to form a preference and to articulate the preference. It is important to know that all judges are different and it is important to have an attorney that knows the not only the law but who is familiar with the friend of the court.
The judge assigned to your case will weigh the facts and decide what weight it believes should be given to each separate factor in making the ultimate decision of parenting time, custody and support if there is a dispute that the parties cannot agree upon. Each Friend of the Court and Judge is different. There are several types of custody arrangements in Michigan; there is sole physical custody, primary physical custody, joint physical custody, sole legal custody, joint legal custody and many forms of parenting time.
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