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April 2018 Archives

Visitation schedules can adapt to family needs

When parents in Michigan make the decision to divorce, they may wonder how they will handle time away from their children. When both parents are accustomed to sharing one home with their kids, adapting to a child custody and visitation schedule can be emotionally and logistically difficult. The logistical elements can be intensified when parents have work schedules that may conflict with a more traditional visitation plan. Parents' employment can be critical for the well-being and support of the children, so developing creative plans that suit the needs of an individual family can be particularly important.

Tax debts and bankruptcy

Some Michigan consumers who feel overwhelmed by their financial obligations might consider filing for bankruptcy. Most types of unsecured debt can be discharge, but people should be aware that most tax liabilities cannot be.

How divorced parents can help children

Divorce can be hard on children, but there are a number of things parents in Michigan can do that will make the transition easier. For example, it is important for parents to talk to children about everything from whether they think they are responsible for the breakup to encouraging the child's relationship with the other parent. If the child is speaking negatively about the other parent, there should be a conversation about this as well although parents should withhold their opinions.

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