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February 2013 Archives

Impact of the new tax law on divorce settlements

Many readers in Michigan are probably familiar with the well-known statistic that nearly fifty percent of marriages will end in divorce. While d may seem like a new beginning for some, others may feel overwhelmed by all the things to be considered during the divorce process. Now, in 2013, those entering the family law court system will, in addition to all the complex decisions associated with divorce, have to consider how the new tax will impact their divorce settlement

Former Congressman seeks to reduce his child support payments

In most marriages with children that end in divorce or relationships where a child is involved, the non-custodial parent must pay child support to the custodial parent to help the custodial parent raise the child. However, there are times when parents may not be able to make these child support payments in a timely manner due to a change in circumstance such as a loss of a job, loss of home or other financial woes.

Are alimony payments a life sentence?

When most people marry, they hope to be together forever. Despite this wonderful sentiment, most are all too familiar with the statistic that fifty percent of all marriages will end in divorce. The end of a marriage may be the beginning, a fresh start for some, while for others it may be a never ending saga of court proceedings, ranging from alimony, child custody to property issues.

Rapper amicably settles child support case after paternity test

Since many celebrities lead lives very different from the average Michigan family it may be easy to forget that they are still human and have to work through many of the same problems as everyone else. Music fans may find it interesting to learn that the rap star Future has reached a settlement in an ongoing family law case.

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