Deciding to get a divorce is just the first step in a long process. You want to sit down and figure out how to approach everything else moving forward. But the first thing you should do is figure out how to break the news to your child. Is there a right way to do it?…

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Recently, you learned the court awarded you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse joint custody of your shared child. How do you make this arrangement work to everyone’s benefit?  Parents magazine offers rules for making the most of joint child custody. Get insight on improving your child’s life and your relationship.  Keep the focus on your child With every…

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If a family member or beneficiary contests a person’s will, the resulting legal process will delay the administration of the estate. Understanding the factors that lead to these conflicts can help reduce their likelihood. These are the most common reasons for individuals to contest a deceased person’s will during estate administration. Undue influence, forgery or…

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If you are behind on child support or spousal support, you might have received warnings that garnishment action could follow. Maybe you even wondered if you could volunteer for wage garnishments to reduce the likelihood of falling behind on payments. Whatever the reason, garnishments may lead to big deductions from your income. When you and…

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Now more than ever, fathers’ rights are a crucial aspect of marital relations and family dynamics. Society continues to change and progress. Through that, more people acknowledge the importance of having two active parents in a relationship. Unfortunately, courts often still favor the mother over the father. But fathers’ rights are undeniably important, and a…

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Every year, married couples across the state of Michigan decide to bring their marriage to an end. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over the course of 2018, more than 782,000 couples got divorced, and this only includes data from 45 states and D.C. There are many factors to take into consideration with…

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