Family Law and Bankruptcy, 810-235-1970

How are spousal support decisions made in divorce?


“In Loutts v Loutts, 298 Mich App 21, 32; 826 NW2d 152 (2012), [The] Court held that “[t]he primary purpose of spousal support is to balance the parties’ incomes and needs so that neither party will be impoverished, and spousal support must be based on what is just and reasonable considering the circumstances of the […]

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How Matital Property is divided in Divorce.


In “Byington v Byington, 224 Mich App 103, 114-115; 568 NW2d 141 (1997) (citation omitted), [The Court] held that in a property division upon divorce, “[e]ach spouse need not receive a mathematically equal share, but significant departures from congruence must be explained clearly by the court.”  Presented here by Flint Divorce Attorney Terry Bankert 810- […]

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Expierence 


#Flint . I am amazed that after the disasters of Stanley, Collier, Williamson, Walling , Emergency Financial Managers RTAB, Snyders meddling and now Weaver some question Councilperson Scott Kincaid. The citizen official who has weathered these storms and prevailed as the informed voice of reason.  His survival empowers him with knowledge and acceptance in all […]

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Mayor 2 Elect Scott Kincaid


‪#flint New normalcy by Ridding ourselves of Mistake Weaver,marginalizing 15, Mayor Elect Scott Kincaid informed leadership. @terrybankert‬

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How is Spousal Support determined?


In a divorce how is your right to spousal support decided and how much? “Trial courts are authorized in a divorce proceeding to award to either party an amount for the suitable support and maintenance of the other party that the court “deem[s] proper and necessary,” MCL 552.13(1), or “considers just and reasonable, after considering […]

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#Flint ,any Flint City Council Candidate that promotes a No Vote for The New Flint City Council on the August 8 2027 Ballot is possibly politically in Bed with Mayor Weaver (currently in a recall battle) and her crew. As a Former Flint City Clerk and Later Flint City Ombudsman I endorse and encourage your Yes Vote for the New Flint Charter . This charter will cause future Flint Council and Mayorial elections to be held during the high turnout gubernatorial elections in the even numbered elections. Greater accountability will be caused. The changes to the Ombudsman office are needed. Ours will become the most powerful Ombudsmans office in the country. Please vote yes for the new Flint Charter and share this post. As for the Weaver recall @terrybankert ,Currently is a non-candidate.


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“NYTimes: In Minneapolis, Unusual Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why?”


#WhyWaitfortheChaos . WHY WAIT FOR THE CHAOS after a police killing of a citizen? Why do we wait for community protest and prosecutions to define police work for us? Where are our Mayors , police chiefs , City Councils and any elected official or legislative body that managed or funds a police agency when the […]

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ATTORNEY FREES IN FLINT DIVORCE


Attorney fees in Flint divorce.  Presented here by Flint Divorce Attorney Terry Bankert 235-1970 http://www.attorneybankert.com “Under the ‘American rule,’ attorney fees are not recoverable as an element of costs or damages unless expressly allowed by statute, court rule, common-law exception, or contract.” Reed, 265 Mich App at 164 (citation omitted).” “In domestic relations cases, attorney […]

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#Flint – New Proposed Charter Keeps Strong Mayor, 9 Ward Councilpersons WITH checks and balances.


Citizens get Accountability, Transparency, Democracy, Change empowering an Ombudsman with teeth to make it happen! To learn about this Flint 8/8/17 Ballot proposal you are invited to any or all of the scheduled Community Forums. The NEW FLINT CHARTER *Stops the raiding of sewer and water funds. *Provides strong ethics and accountability provisions.*Establish a STRONGER […]

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POWER OF THE COURT TO DECIDE CHILD CUSTODY. 


What authority does the court have to decide child custody. “MCL 722.27 Child custody disputes; powers of court; support order; enforcement of judgment or order; child custody while parent on deployment.Sec. 7.” BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD IS THE STANDARD “(1) If a child custody dispute has been submitted to the circuit court as an […]

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