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Michigan divorce law: Not so fast

Living in a world where everything is practically at one's finger tips and there is the constant need for instant gratification, as in getting things done fast, is certainly desirable. However, there are times when people can help themselves simply by slowing down a bit -- such as when going through a divorce. Those in Michigan who need help taking a step back in order to fully consider their dissolution options can seek assistance from an experienced divorce law attorney.

Let a divorce law attorney help you create a nesting agreement

Figuring out the best way to keep things normal for children after divorce is a challenge. Obviously there is going to be a big change in the family dynamic, but it may be possible to make it less traumatic for children by trying nesting. This is not an arrangement that is recognized under Michigan divorce law so it is a plan that parents have to negotiate either on their own, with the help of an attorney and/or through mediation.

Michigan divorce law: When one's spouse is a bully

Divorce can turn even the nicest person into a bully. It is often a stress and anger-filled time in one's life. While that may be the case, it does not make it right, nor should one have to give in to a bully's demands. A divorce law attorney can assist Michigan residents who are going through the dissolution process to deal with the actions of a bullying spouse appropriately.

Michigan divorce law: The disadvantage of a gray divorce

When it comes to divorce, there are advantages and disadvantages to ending one's marriage. These will be different for everyone, depending on one's station in life. For couples in Michigan who are dissolving their marriages, a divorce law attorney can help make the disadvantages easier to handle.

Michigan divorce law: Different types of alimony orders

When a couple divorces, the spouse who is at an economic disadvantage may be awarded alimony as part of the dissolution settlement. According to Michigan divorce law, there are three different ways in which spousal support may be ordered. Several factors will need to be considered before a judge determines which type of alimony will best serve one's situation -- such as marriage length and economic need.

Michigan divorce law: Don't let divorce ruin your finances

There are two times during the year in which the divorce rate in Michigan and elsewhere spikes -- spring and fall. As couples race to get their divorce filings over with, they may make mistakes that could hurt them economically in the long run. A divorce law attorney can assist those who are dissolving their marriages in taking the steps necessary to protect their finances.

Alimony and how the amount is calculated

Alimony is essentially a financial support payment made to the other spouse based on mutual agreement or court order. It's set up to protect the financially weaker spouse from being hit with unjust financial consequences of a divorce. The reason often used to justify alimony payments is having to give up one's job or educational goals to stay at home and take care of their family. This results in dependency on the support of the other spouse. Another justification used is that spouses can become accustomed to an elite lifestyle and cannot suddenly re-adjust to the changes after divorce and require additional financial support.

How Divorce Law Can Benefit You as a Divorcing Spouse

Getting hitched to the right partner is widely considered as a critical milestone worldwide. Not only do you get to spend cherished moments with your significant other but you also build a solid foundation based on love and compassion. With the birth of children, the grass undoubtedly looks green on your side. However, not all couples get to cherish the golden years together. When infidelity and irreconcilable differences loom, your marriage can be shattered in more ways than you can imagine.

An in-depth review of do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce

Most people assume that divorce is a formulaic process. You get married, you decide to file for divorce, you hire attorneys, and the divorce is hashed out in court between two lawyers yelling at one another. But there are alternative divorce methods. This post will go over the pros and cons of DIY divorce and whether it is right for you.

A timeline for a typical divorce

Most people struggle mightily with the decision to divorce but even when that decision has been made, there are a number of unknowns that can make it a scary proposition. For instance, how do you actually go about getting a divorce from a logistical standpoint? To make this a little clearer, let's take a look at the way a "typical" divorce would proceed ("typical" is in quotes because the phrase "typical divorce" is an oxymoron).

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