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What is parenting time?

If you are a Michigan resident contemplating divorce, one of your biggest concerns undoubtedly is the amount of time your children will spend with each parent after your divorce. As the Oakland County Friend of the Court explains, this is called parenting time.

Pets and divorce: who wins?

When most Michigan residents think of divorce, the first aspects to come that mind are likely estate divisions, child support and alimony guidelines. Yet what happens to pets owned by couples going through divorce? 

Supporting kids' emotional health during divorce

As a parent, the emotional well-being of your children is generally top of mind. When you and your spouse have made the choice to end your marriage, it is only natural that you would then be concerned for your kids' health and feelings. While a parental divorce can be upsetting for children, there are ways you can help them and support them emotionally during and after the process. 

High-stress jobs can lead couples to divorce

Michigan couples often face significant amounts of stress both at home and at work, and a new study shows the industries most likely to have divorced workers under the age of 30. It will come as no surprise to most that many of the jobs topping the list are in high-stress occupations, including the military.

When should you get a prenuptial agreement?

When you are organizing wedding plans and getting ready to share your life with another person, you may feel overwhelmed with the critical decisions that must be made. From decorations and venues, to documents and appointments, your life may be flooded with a host of issues that need to be resolved. One important thing to consider amidst the chaos is whether or not to sign a prenuptial agreement. You don’t have to be famous to sign a prenuptial. Any couple who enters a marriage with property or a business may want to think about protecting those items.

Marital vs. separate property: What is the difference?

When you file wish to terminate your marriage in Michigan, there are a number of factors that must be negotiated and put in the divorce settlement. Property division may be one the most difficult topics to cover, as people become attached to items they accumulate during their marriage. It is crucial to understand the differences between marital and separate property, however, to ensure people receive what is rightfully theirs in the divorce settlement.

Failure to pay ex-wife’s attorneys’ fees results in imprisonment

While some couples are able to terminate their marriage and go their separate ways in a non-confrontational fashion, there are some divorce cases that are more intense in nature. Court litigation can be extremely intense and may end with one party in contempt of court or in jail.

Gray divorce takes America by storm

There is no question that couples of all ages are filing for divorce at a rapid rate. In fact, nearly half of all marriages in Michigan and across the country end in divorce, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the number of people over the age of 50 who are terminating their marriage is especially high, according to a study performed by researchers at Bowling Green State University. While 50 years ago, only 2.8 percent of people 50-years and older filed for divorce, the number jumped to 15.4 percent in 2011. Why are more couples separating later in life and causing this gray divorce phenomenon?

How to survive the holidays while co-parenting

With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are organizing plans with their families. For families of divorce, however, things may get a little complicated when it comes to sharing kids during this busy time of year. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make the holidays fun, festive and stress free for you and your kids.

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