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March 2019 Archives

Significant mental burden associated with debt

There are a lot of things in this life that can cause people to struggle on a psychological level. Michigan residents who are dealing with significant debt or who find themselves chronically in debt are likely aware of the mental burden being in such a position creates. A study on the link between financial instability and mental health was recently released, and its findings are pretty interesting.

The Jolie-Pitts are seeking a bifurcated divorce -- can I?

It seems impossible to go a day without seeing something in the news about the Jolie-Pitt divorce proceedings. Yes, it has been going on for several years now and no, they are not close to reaching a property division settlement and still have a way to go on an official child custody order. They are, however, seeking something not many people are familiar with, a bifurcated divorce. What is that exactly and is it an option for Michigan residents?

Michigan bankruptcy law: Is there such a thing as good debt?

It is not uncommon for Michigan residents to hear that some types of debt are good while others are bad. When struggling financially, is there really such a thing as good debt? Debt is debt, and if one cannot pay creditors what they are owed, isn't it all bad? This topic will be discussed a bit here, but those with specific questions regarding their own debt situations can turn to a local bankruptcy law attorney for guidance.

Divorce law: Is one of these habits ruining your marriage?

There is no such thing as the perfect marriage. Yes, there are couples who seem to have it all together, but in private they likely have problems that they work through just like everyone else. Sometimes, issues exist in a marriage that can eventually lead to its breakdown. When that happens, Michigan residents who wish to end their marriages can turn to a divorce law attorney for assistance with the dissolution process.

Higher asset divorces in Michigan could involve hidden assets

Getting a divorce is never an easy prospect. The longer you have spent with someone, the more closely intertwined your lives have likely become. Separating your personal and financial lives can be difficult. However, for couples with substantial marital assets, divorce can be particularly tricky.

Avoiding court possible when settling family law matters

Whether one is just going through the divorce process or has been down that road and needs to modify some terms of a divorce settlement, one may think that going to court is the only way to reach a resolution. Thankfully, Michigan residents have other options when it comes to marriage dissolution and term modifications. Most family law matters can be settled through mediation.

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