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Plan Ahead to Avoid a Spring Break Full of Bickering With Your Ex over the Kids

February 9, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

One of the most difficult parts of divorce is creating and managing an amicable child custody arrangement. Even if parents receive joint custody, ensuring relatively equal parenting time with kids, there can be some disagreement about who should have time with kids over holidays and school breaks. Ideally, you’ll come to some sort of agreement when the custody arrangement is ...

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Interference With Child Custody in Michigan

February 5, 2018
Posted in: Child Custody

One of the hardest parts of divorcing for any couple sharing children is determining child custody. In most cases, both parents are keen to spend as much time with their children as possible, and in a contentious situation involving joint custody, both parties might feel like they’re not getting the amount of parenting time they deserve. Whether a parent feels ...

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How to Protect Your Family Owned Business in a Michigan Divorce

February 2, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Division of assets is part of any divorce proceedings, and a family owned business could fall under the category of business assets, even if it was owned by one party prior to marriage or inherited during the marriage, for example. Whether you have a business before marriage or you start one during the marriage, however, you need to make sure ...

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How to Deal With Divorce in Michigan When You Share a Business With Your Spouse

January 29, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Divorce is never easy. In addition to the emotional turmoil of separating from a person you once loved, or may still love, you have to cope with tangible aspects of separating your lives, including splitting up a household and deciding who gets which assets and who takes on what debt. In Michigan, separation of assets is generally done in a ...

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When Is Sole Legal Custody Appropriate in Michigan?

January 26, 2018
Posted in: Child Custody, Divorce

The vast majority of parents have the well-being of their children in mind when going through the process of determining child custody following separation or divorce. In an ideal situation, parents will remain amicable and find ways to share custody and care of children so that both can continue to have a relationship with children and kids can enjoy the ...

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How to Deal With a Difficult Family Court Judge

January 22, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Family court matters are often emotionally charged affairs. Although judges are sworn to uphold and interpret the law to the best of their abilities, they’re only human, so it’s natural that at times they might behave in a difficult manner, especially in reaction to bad behavior by parties seeking divorce or fighting over division of property, child custody, or other ...

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Hidden Marital Assets in a Michigan Divorce

January 19, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

The state of Michigan demands the fair and equitable division of property during a divorce settlement, which includes equitably dividing all marital assets and debts. This doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is equal – the court will consider a number of factors when determining how best to divide property in a fair and equitable manner. That said, it’s not unheard ...

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Factors That Determine Property Division in a Michigan Divorce

January 15, 2018
Posted in: Divorce

Any time a couple decides to separate, the main focus is probably going to be on the emotional trauma involved. However, practical concerns associated with living arrangements and material comforts are likely to take center stage before long. Eventually, a couple is going to have to deal with property division as part of their Michigan divorce. How is property divided ...

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How to Cope With Common Child Custody Issues over the Holidays

January 12, 2018
Posted in: Child Custody

Creating a schedule for parenting time or visitation is often part of cases determining child custody. In cases of joint custody, children may spend equal time in each parent’s household, or time may be split unevenly based on the arrangement set by parents or by the court. Even a parent that obtains sole custody may have to allow for a ...

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Different Types of Custody in Michigan

January 8, 2018
Posted in: Child Custody

Assigning child custody is often a difficult undertaking. In an ideal situation, both parents will be committed to the best interests of the child, both will want equal parenting time, and both will be fit to provide for the needs of their child. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and family courts are often left to determine what is ...

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