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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?

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.

Michigan divorce law: Settlement enforcement -- the Hogan case

Hulk Hogan has been divorced from his former wife for quite some time. Unfortunately, the two are still fighting over certain terms of their divorce settlement. While most Michigan residents do not have millions on the line when they battle over divorce law, they do still expect their exes to live up to the final settlement terms. Failing to abide by agreement terms seems to be the big issue in the Hulk Hogan case.

Michigan divorce law: New year, new life

The hustle and bustle of the holidays tend to keep people busy and focused on what is good in their lives. When Jan. 1 rolls around, the stark reality of their situations is brought back into focus. This is why in Michigan and elsewhere, divorce law attorneys and courts see an increase in divorce filings in January.

Michigan divorce law: Divorced but still living together

Many Michigan residents who have been through the divorce process still find themselves living with their exes. This may be because they have children they both wish to continue living with or because of the financial inability to move out of the shared home. No matter the reason, it is a living arrangement that can work, but there are some details that need to be figured out first. A divorce law attorney can help with that.

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