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What are Michigan’s standard visitation guidelines?

It is always ideal if you and your spouse can come to an agreement about child custody and visitation matters, but if you cannot, the judge will step in and make the decisions for you. When this happens, he or she may use the state’s parenting time guidelines.  According to the State Court Administrative Office, parenting time is the time children…

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How do you plan to handle your divorce at work?

With your ongoing divorce, you have several tasks to juggle in various facets of your life. How may your divorce impact your professional life?  See what Fast Company advises for dealing with divorce at work. You do not have to add to the office rumor mill, but share the news with specific individuals.  Let your supervisor know  You should let your supervisor…

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How to let the kids know about divorce

When parents decide to get a divorce, the thought of having to tell the kids may seem overwhelming and stressful. Although it may be tempting to brush off the conversation, it is important to plan for what to say.  Divorce is hard enough for children, but the whole experience may be less emotionally devastating if parents handle it correctly.  Prepare…

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How prejudice and acceptance affect same-sex marriage stability

Prior to the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in 2015, the percentage of cohabitating same-sex couples married to one another was 38%. In 2017, that percentage had risen to 61%. In other words, a majority of cohabitating same-sex couples are now married. Married same-sex couples experience many of the same stresses that different-sex couples do, as well as others…

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How does collaborative divorce work?

You have many options when it comes to resolving your divorce. Many legal professionals will tell you that it is in your best interest to find a method that will allow you to settle your case outside of the courtroom. The reason for this is that when the judge decides your case, he or she must follow the law completely…

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Does the mother always get the kids?

Historically, fathers did not normally end up with custody of their children after a divorce. However, many things have changed in the modern family courtroom, and the rights of fathers are one of these things.  One of the most important changes has been the switch from general sole custody to co-parenting. In the past, it was very common for mothers to…

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Why is establishing paternity so important?

When Michigan parents have a child, establishing paternity is a crucial matter. Married fathers do not have much to do. They must sign the birth certificate at the time of the child’s birth. Unmarried fathers have more work, as they must sign a declaration of paternity.  Today we will look at why any father should establish paternity. Regardless of your…

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