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November 2012 Archives

Failure to disclose assets in a divorce carries consequences

While many Michigan residents are aware of the statistic that nearly fifty percent of all marriages will end in divorce, couples usually do not marry thinking they will inevitably divorce. But despite the best of intentions, divorce can happen. When it does, both parties are required to disclose all assets as part of the legal divorce process and for equitable division of assets and property.

Healthcare coverage implications of a divorce for women

According to a new study by the University of Michigan, the loss of healthcare coverage, particularly for women, following a divorce can last more than two years. The study notes that many married women have healthcare coverage through their husbands. After a divorce is finalized, women lose coverage since they no longer qualify as dependents under their spouse's health insurance policies.

Michigan man has children taken away by Child Protective Services

In an emotional arraignment, felony neglect charges were brought against a Warren, Michigan man over the death of his morbidly obese, bedridden wife. The man was the primary caregiver for his wife and allegedly, while under his care, her health was allowed to deteriorate. When rescue personnel responded to the 9-1-1 call, she was found lying in her own waste. Professionals believe she was likely in that state for at least eight or nine days. The man was emotional and devastated by the loss of his wife.

Jointly owned Rolling Stone memorabilia auctioned after divorce

In addition to issues such as spousal support, child support and visitation during a divorce, it is common for divorcing couples to disagree on how to deal with and divide property acquired during marriage. Family law cases can get complicated when the parties feud over property division and do not agree on what belongs to whom.

New Michigan law tested as biological father fights for his right

In June 2012, the governor of Michigan signed a new law intended to give biological fathers the right to petition for parental rights. Prior to this new family law, the old law was more concerned with keeping the family unit together. Since the new law went into effect, one biological father may now be closer to bringing his 6-year-old daughter home.

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