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How to Navigate Co-Parenting Disagreements
Family Law

Married couples who are filing for divorce may argue about who gets the dishes or who keeps the dog. But if the couple has children, by far one of the biggest battles in the divorce process concerns child custody. Think about what is best for your child When the Michigan courts consider child custody, they […]

Jun 28, 2023
How Michigan parents can help their kids cope with divorce
Family Law

Concerned parents who are considering divorce should consider how a split will affect their children. Although divorce can be challenging for the whole family, children do have the capacity to be happy following a separation. According to the author of “Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings,” parents should put their […]

Nov 2, 2018
Overdue child support and getting a home loan
Family Law

Parents in Michigan who are delinquent in paying child support may find it difficult to obtain a loan to purchase a home. Delinquent child support is classified as a derogatory credit event and can lower the likelihood of getting approved for a loan. However, there are ways parents can address their overdue child support to […]

Oct 10, 2018
Gray divorce more common, can cause health problems
Family Law

Divorce has been linked to depression and stress that can exacerbate existing health conditions and increase the risk of other problems for seniors. People in Texas who are approaching or going through a divorce later in life should keep the increased likelihood of health issues in mind. Knowing what to expect allows for preparation so […]

Sep 24, 2018
The positives of getting a prenup
Family Law

A prenuptial agreement, or prenup, is a legal document that individuals can use to specify how their assets will be handled should they get a divorce. Couples in Pennsylvania who are thinking about getting married should carefully consider how prenups could protect their financial interests. One situation in which a prenup is advisable is when […]

Sep 19, 2018
Planning for the school year following divorce
Family Law

Any new school year in Michigan comes with an understandable range of emotions for children, from apprehension about new teachers and classes to excitement about playing favorite sports. For children adjusting to a post-divorce life that includes splitting time between two homes, there can be added stress associated with getting back to school, especially if […]

Sep 4, 2018
The four types of child support cases
Family Law

Child support programs in Michigan and around the country were established to ensure that children receive the care they need and do not become burdens on the state. Title IV of the 1975 Social Security Act allows the federal government to send states incentive payments to help them enforce child support orders and collect delinquent […]

Aug 16, 2018
Student loan debt stresses marital relationships
Family Law

For many young people in Ann Arbor, student loan debt represents a major burden on their financial, personal and social lives. Many millennials have postponed important life milestones like marriage and children because they first want to address mounting educational debt. Student debt has grown across the country and is far greater than in past […]

Aug 8, 2018