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Money and its role in divorce

Money is said to be the cause of most fights between married couples. Spouses do not always have the same ideas when it comes to spending and saving, which can add a lot of stress on daily life. There are many couples in Michigan who have filed for divorce, or will end up doing so, due to their inability to agree on money issues. Here are some of the top reasons couples end up fighting about finances.

Michigan divorce law: What to do when alimony isn't getting paid

Alimony is not ordered in every marital dissolution case, but when it is, the party ordered to pay it is expected to do just that per the terms set in the order of support. Unfortunately, some Michigan residents find themselves in the position of not receiving the money granted to them as part of their divorce settlements. What can these individuals do when this happens?

Why you might get stuck with your ex-spouse's student loan debt?

When it comes to divorce, the dividing of assets and liabilities is one of the most complicated things a couple will have to deal with. There is a lot involved in deciding who gets to keep what and who is responsible for shared debt. Speaking of debt, if one's spouse has a student loan, in the state of Michigan, it may be considered shared marital property.

The most inexpensive ways to divorce are not always the best

There is really nothing easy about ending a marriage. The divorce process can be emotionally challenging and financially draining. In an effort to help out the money side of it, there are some Michigan residents who will look for the most inexpensive ways to end their marriages. The problem is, the most inexpensive ways to get through a divorce are not always the best.

When to seek an annulment rather than a divorce

Marriage is something that no one should jump into without some serious thought. There are Michigan residents, though, who have entered into marital relationships that they should not have for various reasons. In some cases, divorce may not be what is needed. Instead, filing for an annulment may better suit their situations. However, when is filing for an annulment appropriate?

Do not let divorce harm your business

Business owners in the state of Michigan work hard to keep their companies afloat. When one has sacrificed everything to see his or her business succeed, the last thing one wants is to have issues in his or her personal life affect the future of the company -- but this can happen if divorce ever enters the picture. Knowing that divorce can harm one's business, what can one do to prevent that from happening? One of two things can actually be done to protect one's business from the ravages of divorce, and whichever suits one's needs must be completed well before one's marriage falls apart.

Michigan divorce law: When can alimony be adjusted?

While alimony is not awarded in every divorce case, there are some Michigan residents who do have it included in their final divorce settlements. Generally, the amount awarded stays the same for the duration of the order. However, under current divorce law, it may be possible to adjust the amount if there is sufficient cause to do so.

Michigan divorce can get messy without self-control

Your marriage is not what it once was. You and your spouse no longer look at each other or interact with each other as you did in the beginning. Now, one or both of you are ready to file for divorce and move on. You are afraid, though, that the dissolution process is going to get a little messy. The truth is, yes, some Michiganders will experience messy, difficult divorces -- particularly if they fail to practice self-control through it all.

Michigan divorce law: Figuring out child custody

Couples in Michigan who are preparing to go through the divorce process likely have a lot of questions about how everything will work out in the end, particularly if they have child custody issues that need addressing. Figuring out child custody is not always easy as not all parents have the same ideas about what is best for their kids. According to current divorce law, there are two ways in which child custody can be determined: parent negotiation or judge intervention.

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?

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