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June 2013 Archives

Post-divorce cohabitation impact on alimony payments

Most couples undergoing divorce hope to resolve their issues amicably without prolonged litigation. More than likely both parties want to move on with their life. Some issues they may face can range from child custody and support to spousal support or alimony. However, when it comes to alimony, the couple may have questions regarding who is obligated to pay it, what factors are considered, how much one will be ordered to pay, when, if at all, it should terminate, and how a subsequent new relationship will impact alimony payments.

Role of MI Dept. of Human Services in collecting child support

Most Michigan residents are aware that a non-custodial parent is required to pay the custodial parent child support. What residents may not know is that MI has one of the oldest child support collection systems in place, which dates back to the early 20th century, around 1919. In 1975, under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, states were authorized to enforce and collect child support payments.

Michigan House passes bills to streamline adoptions

Adopting is child is a wonderful way to giving a child a loving home and family. In Michigan, when adopting a child, the adoptive parents are subject to several laws and rules. Adoptive parents may find it informational to learn that several bills intended to make adoptions faster and more efficient in Michigan have passed the Michigan House, and are on their way to the Senate.

Affordable divorce tips for Michigan residents

Celebrity news is inundated with scandal, marriage, separation and divorce stories. Most people find such news not only entertaining but may also marvel at the cost of divorce and settlements reported. For instance, Madonna reportedly settled for $75 million as part of her divorce. But, her settlement pales in comparison to Mel Gibson and Rupert Murdoch's divorces of $425 million and $1.7 billion respectively.

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