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Crafting a Fair and Workable Parenting Plan in Michigan

Divorce is often a challenging and emotionally charged experience, and dealing with child custody issues can be particularly daunting. Michigan’s Parenting Time Guidelines offer a framework for parents to create a parenting plan that prioritizes the well-being of their children. But with various factors to consider, crafting a workable and sustainable plan requires careful analysis Read More

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Equitable Distribution of Retirement Accounts in Divorce

Divorce means the unwinding of a life built together, and one of the aspects of this process can be the division of retirement accounts. These accounts represent years of saving for a future that may no longer be shared, and their division requires careful consideration to avoid unintended tax consequences and to help secure each Read More

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When Does Family Life Require a Legal Expert?

Family can be the cornerstone of our lives, a source of love and support. But even the strongest family relationships can face challenges that require legal remedies. Several situations might arise that make it prudent to call upon a family law attorney who can offer guidance and take actions to achieve fair solutions, as well Read More

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Who Keeps the Marital Home in a Divorce?

In Michigan, the division of marital property in a divorce is governed by the principle of equitable distribution. The goal is to achieve a fair and just settlement by giving consideration to all relevant circumstances. However, the marital home represents a particularly difficult asset to deal with. It is often the couple’s single most valuable Read More

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Advantages of Using Mediation to Resolve Divorce Issues

Mediation is a process that has gained widespread popularity in resolving various conflicts, including divorce. Mediation offers several potential advantages that can make it a preferable option for couples seeking an amicable and efficient dissolution of their marriage. By discussing issues before a qualified third party, spouses can find common ground on matters such as Read More

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How Marital Fault Can Affect Eligibility for Spousal Support

In Michigan, the primary goal behind spousal support — also known as alimony — is to equalize the financial standing of the parties, so that one spouse doesn’t experience a significant diminishment in their quality of life because of the divorce. Spousal support is not an automatic right, and various factors are considered when determining Read More

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Avoiding Co-parenting Disputes During the Holidays

The holidays can be a particularly challenging time for divorced parents who are sharing custody. They must maintain a balance between ensuring their children have a memorable and joyful experience and also managing their households and careers. Several co-parenting disputes can arise during this time, and addressing them proactively can minimize stress for all parties Read More

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10 Common Misconceptions About Divorce in Michigan

Most people understand the basic concept of divorce as a legal dissolution of a marriage. There is certainly no shortage of news about high-profile divorces and their vivid details. But the average person, in Michigan as elsewhere, may still harbor certain misconceptions about the divorce process. If you’re contemplating the end of your marriage, it’s Read More

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When Can Inherited or Gifted Property Be Divided in a Michigan Divorce?

One of the most potentially contentious issues in a divorce is the division of property. Michigan, like many other states, typically follows the principle of equitable distribution, which treats the property that either spouse acquires during the marriage as being jointly owned. A notable exception is property that was individually inherited or gifted. However, this Read More

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Prenuptial Agreements in Michigan

Prenuptial agreements, also known as premarital agreements, have gained increasing popularity in recent years as more couples enter marriages with their own financial interests and assets. Prenups allow individuals to outline the terms of property division, spousal support, debt management and other issues, thereby avoiding disputes and uncertainties should the marriage end. However, it’s important Read More

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