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November 2013 Archives

Women dealing with loss of health insurance after divorce

Married couples in Michigan understand that the dissolution of a marriage can be a difficult time. Although the initial filing for divorce is a huge obstacle, the entire process, as well as the years following the divorce, can be extremely emotional and filled with disputes and challenges. The end of a marriage is a major life event and could alter the life of the ex-spouses. It is often difficult to transition to singlehood and could take years to get used to.

Should breastfeeding be considered in child custody cases?

During the early months of a child's life, a parent-child bond is essential for the well-being of the child. For instance, in the infancy stages, many mothers who are able may choose to nurse their infants. However, when it comes to cases of separation or divorce between parents during this stage in an infant's life, many parents in Michigan may wonder what, if any, consideration is given to breastfeeding in child custody and parenting time disputes.

Online service may help reduce child support disputes

Regardless of how amicable a divorce or separation is, there are times when even the most cooperative parents disagree about a child-related expense. Disputes surrounding monthly child support payments, childcare and other everyday expenses can lead to endless and bitter disputes in courts. However, Michigan parents may find it helpful to know that a new online service called SupportPay may help parents who are feuding over child support payments and other expenses.

Rise of the prenuptial agreement

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, nearly 63 percent of that organization's nearly 1600 members were surveyed and indicated an increase in couples seeking a prenuptial agreement over the last three years. Michigan residents may find it interesting to learn that the according to the president of AAML some of the reasons for this increase is that, generally, people are getting married much later in life nowadays, and as such have accumulated more wealth before getting married. Furthermore, not only are they much more knowledgeable about their assets, and particularly their real estate, but they are also more concerned about what can happen to it in the event of a divorce. Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed indicated that in prenuptial agreements, real estate, particularly separate property, is the most common asset to be addressed.

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