Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kathryn M. Cushman featured in Legal News article

Last week, Katie Cushman of our office was featured in an article in the Legal News regarding her work with the Deaf community.

An ear for the law: Attorney caters to clients with hearing impairments
By: Paul Janczewski, Legal News

Whether she's on the court, or in one, Kathryn M. Cushman has carved out a successful career.

In high school and college, Cushman established records with her play in women's basketball. And as one of the few attorneys in Michigan able to communicate in American Sign Language with deaf clients, Cushman offers a level of comfort and service to the hearing-impaired community.

"Everyone needs a lawyer they can trust and communicate with in their own language," Cushman said. "And I offer the environment where clients can come in and we can communicate one on one, and build trust."

Cushman, 34, works for the Troy firm of Hickey, Cianciolo, Fishman, and Finn. But playing basketball as a youth may have been the one factor that brought her to where she is today.

For the full article, click here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Michigan Attorney General retrieves more than $100M owed in child support

An article in today's Detroit Free Press by Kathleen Gray explains how since 2003, the Attorney General's child support enforcement unit has collected more than $100 million in child support from deadbeat parents.

The program was started by former Attorney General Mike Cox and succeeded in collecting more than $92 million through the end of December. Since Schuette took office in January, the office has collected $10 million more. The unit has a 25-person staff.

For the full article, click here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

5 tax tips for those divorced or divorcing

It's tax time and an article published today on can help answer some common questions as it pertains to filing taxes if you are divorced or in the process of becoming divorced. For instance, should you file jointly or single? Who can claim the children as dependents?

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