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April 2015 Archives

What is parenting time and a parenting time plan?

Studies show that following a divorce with children, the children benefit from having a relationship with both parents. Under Michigan law, there is a presumption that it is in the best interests of the child to continue to have a relationship with both parents. This continued relationship with the non-custodial parent is referred to as parenting time.

What should I know about getting a divorce in Michigan?

First and foremost, it is important to remember that divorce happens, and Michigan is a no-fault state. A no-fault divorce means that the party filing for divorce does not have to prove any kind of fault and can seek a divorce for whatever reason. However, Michigan does have a residency requirement.

Former TV star arrested for not paying child support

Darius McCrary, who played the role of Eddie Winslow on the 1990s hit television show Family Matters, was arrested recently in Michigan for failure to pay child support. The 38-year-old actor was arrested at the order of a judge during a court appearance by McCrary. The judge told the former TV star to either pay the child support owed or to go to jail.

Understanding alimony obligations, rights and options

In today's financially strapped times, those in the process of seeking a divorce may wonder if they will have to pay spousal support, also known as alimony, to their soon-to-be ex-spouse and if so, how much. The answer will depend on a number of factors.

Taxes and new divorced couples - what you should know

Most Michigan residents know that April 15 is tax day. No one looks forward to tax day and trying to understand a tax code is near impossible for many. Filing taxes for the recently divorced individuals can be even more of a challenge. Divorce in general is an emotionally taxing event for people. Thus, to make tax day simpler for the recently divorced, here are a few tips.

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