It is not unusual to have a troubled relationship with an ex-spouse following a divorce. Still, you want to cooperate as best you can with your co-parent to raise your children going forward. Unfortunately, sometimes one parent may feel such anger towards the other that the agitated parent alienates the child from the other parent.…

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One’s divorce in Michigan should certainly force them to review a number of different aspects of their life. Yet in all of the emotion that accompanies the dissolution of a marriage, one’s estate plans may be the furthest thing from their minds. That is if one has any estate plans at all (indeed, according to information shared…

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If you are a divorced parent, you know that life changes quickly. Your original child support agreement may have worked well in the beginning. However, your child’s needs, and your own ability to meet them, are likely to change as they grow and you continue to navigate life’s daily challenges. Whether you find yourself unable…

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There are many reasons that a marriage might end, and not all of them end with the divorced couple hating each other. In fact, if you have children with your ex-spouse, being on good terms is beneficial for joint custody.  If you and your spouse are able to maintain a positive working relationship, “nesting” might…

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Many of those going into divorce proceedings in Michigan may believe themselves completely prepared for what lies ahead of them. Yet most express surprise to learn that certain assets (often assumed to be individual properties) are actually marital property. Among these are 401(k) accounts. Contributions made to a 401(k) during a marriage come from marital income.…

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If you recently went through a divorce and suspect that your former partner makes false statements about you towards your children, you could be a victim of parental alienation.  According to Healthline, parental alienation occurs when one parent uses strategies to create a distance between you and your children.  Be wary of secrecy and gossip Alienators want…

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Your budget and lifestyle may look much different after you divorce your Michigan spouse, but your divorce gives you an opportunity to assess your financial situation and take steps to improve it. While making smart money moves is important, so, too, is avoiding common financial errors that many people in your shoes make. Business Insider…

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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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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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