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Number one Chinese restaurant

April 11, 2019

When my wife and I visited Kauai, we were intrigued by the name of a restaurant we frequently passed. No doubt the owners of the “Super Number One Chinese Restaurant” wanted to distinguish themselves from anything merely called “Number One ...

Who gets the dog in the divorce?

April 11, 2019

By Jacqueline Newman BridgeTower Media Newswires Have a conversation with a dog lover and you’ll quickly figure out that their pup is an integral part of the family. The bond is a tight one and the thought of being separated is incomprehensible. So what ...

From the baseball diamond to love triangle - Part II

April 11, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek I first wrote about Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera’s family law tangle in May 2018, and it appears that the matter is nearing conclusion – maybe. Miggy fathered two children with his ex-mistress Belkis Rodriguez, ...

A court 'tale of a taillight'

April 11, 2019

Sean Campbell I recently represented a client in a drunk driving trial in southern Michigan. As many veteran attorneys will tell you, defending a drunk driving trial can be a daunting task in this age of technology of dashcams and Breathalyzer results. This ...

From India to Greece

April 11, 2019

Except for my native Greek, no ethnic cuisine intrigues me like that of India. I am fortunate to live near a well-stocked Indian grocery, and I have spent many an idle time roaming the aisles, marveling at the aromatic spices and jars of Indian pickle, while ...

Alimony tax changes took effect on Jan. 1

April 11, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek For family law attorneys, 2019 is a year of change when it comes to spousal support.  Prior to January 1, 2019, a person who paid spousal support to his or her ex-wife or ex-husband had the ability to deduct the support paid on ...