Yearly Archives: 2013


About Life After Divorce

By |2017-08-30T15:43:22+00:00December 19th, 2013|News|

After a long-term marriage comes to an end, people often feel the sting of failure and discouragement about dating again. Oftentimes, divorcees are afraid that they have nothing left to offer or they have grown too old to return to the dating game. Although it may take some time before you feel completely comfortable transitioning [...]

High-Profile Drunk-Driving Cases

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00December 11th, 2013|News|

After being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), a person faces many severe penalties if convicted. A DUI defense should be designed to mitigate these penalties as much as possible. Each case is unique, so every defense should be tailored to fit the situation. Naturally, if there was not enough evidence for an arrest, [...]

3 Divorce Tips

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00November 19th, 2013|News|

As common as divorce is, you might think that it is a straightforward and smooth process that requires little serious preparation. Many people go into their divorce without adequately preparing, and they often find it very difficult to get through. The truth is that divorce doesn’t have to be as traumatic as it too often [...]

Questions People Frequently Ask

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00November 12th, 2013|News|

While it takes a great deal of time and study to learn the intricacies of Michigan family law, the anatomy of a typical child custody case is fairly easy to understand. At the Law Offices of Stuart R. Shafer, P.C., we have nearly four decades of experience practicing family law. We believe that one of [...]

Importance Of Hiring A Family Lawyer

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00October 14th, 2013|News|

Many divorcing couples think that because they are parting amicably, they don’t need to seek the advice of a family lawyer. Even if they agree on child custody and how to split assets, a few years down the line, they might realize why it always pays to consult an attorney. The Fiscal Times discussed the [...]

Fight False DUI Convictions

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00October 7th, 2013|News|

An article published in the most recent issue of Criminal Justice Ethics explores the idea that our judicial system has created strong incentives for false DUI convictions. According to the study, it’s in the interests of forensic scientists, prosecutors and police to convict accused criminals in certain cases. The research proposes that false convictions are [...]

DUI and Driving Defense

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00September 17th, 2013|News|

Everybody makes mistakes, and because of the recent crackdown of federal and state laws on drink driving charges, many teenagers and adults face heavy fines and penalties from DUIs.  That’s why, now more than ever, it’s important to consult an experienced DUI attorney to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.  Drink driving attorneys [...]

Reasons to Consult Divorce Lawyer

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00September 11th, 2013|News|

These days, websites and software programs claim to help people with divorce cases for a fraction of the cost of a lawyer. There are a number of reasons why you should always invest in hiring an actual attorney to handle your divorce proceedings. If you're in Lansing, Michigan, and going through a divorce, here are [...]

Fault vs. No Fault Divorce

By |2017-08-30T15:43:23+00:00August 30th, 2013|News|

A lot of couples who are contemplating filing for divorce in Michigan wonder whether they should file for a fault or no fault divorce, but what does that even mean? There’s a lot more to dissolving a marriage than most people might think, and it all starts with what grounds are cited on the court [...]

Police Launching New DUI Campaign

By |2017-08-30T15:43:24+00:00August 30th, 2013|News|

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Michigan, punishable by driver’s license suspension or revocation, expensive fines, community service, and worst of all, jail time. Unfortunately, many DUI arrests are without merit. Motorists are often charged with driving drunk without sufficient proof of intoxication or because a faulty breathalyzer test was used. [...]