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January 2018 Archives

Obtaining health coverage after a divorce

When an individual in Michigan gets divorced, their life could be impacted in several ways. For instance, the separation could affect an individual's ability to get insurance. In some cases, a spouse who was on a shared policy while married will be entitled to COBRA for 36 months after the divorce is finalized. However, this may only apply if the other spouse works for a company with 20 or more employees.

The debt burden carried by different generations

The effect that the economy has on Michigan residents and others throughout the U.S. varies depending on the age group of the citizens. For instance, it should come as no surprise that the economic crisis of 2008 hit Millennials, who were just finishing college and getting prepared for their first job, differently than members of Generation X, who were stuck paying mortgages for a house that had devalued. Bearing that in mind, it follows that different generations will have different credit profiles with some struggling more than others.

Divorce in January

Michigan couples who file for divorce in January are not alone. While researchers at the University of Washington have determined that March and August are the two most popular months for divorces, a significant increase in filings tend to happen immediately after the new year begins.

Ways to prepare for divorce

Family law attorneys in Michigan and around the country report a spike in calls about divorce following summer vacation and the holiday season. It seems that people who have been undecided about their marriage up to that point may have made a final effort to save it and failed if the holidays or vacation were unpleasant. People can make preparations for divorce even if they are still undecided about moving ahead with it.

“Swatting” prank leads to death, and is not a game

As a gamer, you understand how easy it can be to get caught up in the excitement of the game and sometimes forget that there are real people on the other end of your screen. If something goes wrong during your game, if someone makes a rude comment or if you and your team get ganged up on by rival gamers, you might want to get back at them. This is where the line between reality and gaming can sometimes get blurred. Many gamers in Michigan and elsewhere might not realize how much of an effect their words or actions can have in the online world.

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