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Henry Gornbein Featured in Huffington Post

How Do You Determine Child Support and Alimony?

In many of my divorce cases, the hardest issue is determining someone's real income. Income impacts upon child support as well as alimony. We live in an era where there is a huge underground economy. Think of some of the jobs and businesses where there is a lot of cash. Here are a few examples but the list is almost endless -- think of your landscaper, beautician, personal trainer, manicurist, anyone in the restaurant or bar business. Your local party store, grocery, construction, maintenance, home improvements, electrician, and plumber. Your babysitter, the person who cleans your house, your dog walker, commercial cleaner, people who have careers and moonlight with side jobs, personal companions and exotic dancers. I have represented people involved in gentlemen's clubs, bars, and restaurants. A double sets of books have been the rule and not the exception. Think of numerous professions in addition to those listed above. Some doctors, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors will deal with cash. am sure that all of you can provide many more examples.

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Henry Gornbein Appointed to Citizens Advisory Board to the Oakland County Friend of the Court.

Henry Gornbein has just been appointed to a three year term, commencing in July of 2010, to serve as the only family law attorney on a Citizens Advisory Board to the Oakland County Friend of the Court. The appointment is one that oversees the Oakland County Friend of the Court and has monthly meetings regarding grievances against the friend of the court by individuals who are unhappy.  It is one meeting per month and the committee consists of the Mayor of Birmingham, the Friend of the Court, Suzanne Hollyer, David Case from the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, a therapist and other citizens.  Henry is very honored to have been selected to help with the important role that this advisory board serves.
 

Michigan Divorce Attorney Henry Gornbein Featured on Divorce Source Radio

Headline- Lessons from Divorce - How to Prepare Yourself for Future
Relationships
Author - Pemier Podcasting
Link - http://www.prlog.org/10823552

Visit Divorce Source Radio, where Henry Gormbein is a regular speaker.

 

Henry Gornbein Featured in Detroit Free Press

In a recent Detroit Free Press article about the challenges of divorce in the Michigan economy, Family Law of Michigan attorney Henry Gornbein was interviewed to share his expertise. Henry related his experience and observations of the differences in divorces given the current financial climate.

"A lot of people are waiting on divorces because things are so bad. The filings are way down," said Henry Gornbein, a Bloomfield Hills attorney. "We've got houses with negative equity. Everybody is miserable ... I have people who file, then realize they can't do it economically unless they're still living together.

"When they do decide to divorce, we have to be very creative with mediations and arbitrations," he said.

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Henry Gornbein Featured in Time Magazine

In a recent Time magazine article about the challenges of divorce in the worsening economy, Family Law of Michigan attorney Henry Gornbein was interviewed to share his expertise. Henry related his experience and observations of the differences in divorces given the current financial climate.

"We're negotiating debts--not assets," says Henry Gornbein, a family-law attorney in Oakland County, Mich. "Two, three years ago, I'd be telling you that houses had equity, and you'd either be doing a buying out or selling the house and splitting whatever the proceeds were. Now it's the reverse. You go into court; the judges just don't know what to do."

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