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Dealing With Health Insurance During and After Divorce

If your marriage is coming to an end, you need to make certain your health insurance does not. Married couples often have health insurance through one spouse’s employer. If you are the spouse who relies on the other’s coverage, you’ll need to take action. The ex-spouse and stepchildren are removed from an insurance policy immediately Read More

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What to Do if a Child Refuses to Visit the Non-Custodial Parent

Until children become teenagers, enforcing child custody arrangements is usually fairly straightforward. Parents exchange the kids for visitation as provided in the custody order and courts can hold parents responsible for failing to do so. But as children get older, things change. Teenagers develop social lives and might start to “vote with their feet,” choosing Read More

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How to Modify Child Support in Michigan

Child support is crucial to making sure children in Michigan have the financial foundation they need to thrive. Amounts of child support are calculated based on the parents’ economic circumstances and the children’s needs at the time the initial child support order is entered. However, life goes on and circumstances may change. When that happens, Read More

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Creating a Parenting Schedule That Fits Your Family Needs

Raising a child in separate homes after a divorce or separation comes with its share of challenges, some of which arise from differences in approaches to parenting and discipline. A well-crafted parenting time schedule helps overcome some of these challenges by assuring predictability and consistency for both the parents and children. A good schedule also Read More

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Can Alimony Be Modified After a Divorce?

For individuals considering the possibility of divorce and the likelihood of either paying or receiving alimony payments, one of the most common questions is whether such payments can ever change. Alimony is awarded in a divorce proceeding based on the financial circumstances of the spouses at the time. However, one or both ex-spouses may experience Read More

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Alternatives to Selling the Marital Home

During a divorce where property is being divided, certain assets may be challenging for the spouses to parcel out. This is particularly true for the marital home. In addition to having sentimental value and being a nurturing place for children, the family home is often a couple’s largest single asset. Although Michigan law includes the Read More

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Why DIY Divorce is Seldom a Good Idea

Although most people hire an attorney when getting divorced, the court system does allow individuals to represent themselves. A self-represented litigant — also known as one appearing “pro se” — can file their own paperwork, submit their own evidence and argue for themselves throughout the divorce proceeding. But just because the court system permits a Read More

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Advantages of Divorce Mediation Over Litigation

Some divorce cases turn into bitter, stressful and expensive court battles that can last for months or even years. However, most divorces can be resolved without a struggle if the spouses reach an agreement on essential matters, such as child custody, child support, spousal support and property division. One effective tool for forging such an Read More

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Can You Challenge Your Prenup When Getting Divorced?

Prenuptial agreements, also known as antenuptial agreements, are legally recognized in Michigan. Courts tend to favor allowing two consenting adults to define their financial rights and obligations in the event of a divorce. While prenuptial agreements are typically seen as a way for a wealthier spouse to protect his or her assets, they can also Read More

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