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Divorce law, child custody and the rights of fathers

Divorce and custody matters are emotionally charged and complex issues, and they can be exceptionally difficult for fathers. Despite the fact that many courts are now leaning toward allowing children to have equitable access to both parents, Michigan fathers may find they still have to fight for their rights. In order to do this, fathers need to know how custody and divorce law may affect them and how they can protect their interests.

When tax law and divorce law collide: Selling the marital home

Many Michigan residents are homeowners. Many Michigan residents are also in the process of ending their marriages or thinking about doing so. Some former couples will want to sell their marital homes, split the profits and move on with their lives right away. Others may wish to continue living together for the time being. Either way, a divorce law attorney may offer guidance on how one can reap the tax benefits associated with selling the marital home.

Michigan divorce law: Do you have spousal support concerns?

When preparing to go through the divorce process, it is normal to have questions about what you will end up walking away with when all is said and done. Money is a big concern, especially since you will have to try to rebuild your life with less than what you have while married. Spousal support could hurt or help your financial position after a divorce. If you have concerns about spousal support, a Michigan-based divorce law attorney may be able to address them.

Michigan divorce law: Achieve a fair property division settlement

You are getting ready to file for divorce but you have concerns about how your property will ultimately be divided. Will you walk away with your fair share? It is a reasonable concern. A divorce law attorney can help you achieve a fair property division settlement, one that is in line with Michigan laws.

Michigan divorce law: The gray divorce

When people think about divorce, they often get a picture in their heads of a relatively young couple, likely with minor children, who is just ready to call it quits. They don't really think of divorce affecting older couples who have been together for several decades, or longer, or those who are on their second or subsequent marriages. The truth is gray divorce is on the rise and has been since the 1990s. No matter when one chooses to dissolve his or her marriage, a Michigan-based divorce law attorney can help one fight for a fair and balanced settlement.

A third of married couples will require divorce law attorneys

It has long been believed that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. That no longer seems to be the case. According to an article in Psychology Today, only one-third of marriages actually end in divorce. Those in Michigan who wish to leave their marriages can turn to a divorce law attorney to help them through the process.

Michigan divorce law: When she makes more than he

Currently, more women in Michigan and elsewhere are the breadwinners in their homes compared to years past. While this may not be the standard, the results of a recent survey show that it is the case for 25 percent of all couples. When she makes more than he and they want a divorce, she may be the one that has to pay spousal and child support. A divorce law attorney can help either party achieve a divorce settlement that is fair.

Michigan divorce law: Why get divorced by the end of 2018?

Rushing into a divorce is not something most attorneys would advise. It is a significant decision, one that will affect one's life and one's children -- if applicable -- forever. That being said, Michigan residents who have been considering ending their marriages, could benefit from finalizing their divorces by the end of 2018. Changes to tax and divorce law are set to go into effect in Jan. 2019.

Michigan divorce law: dissolution timeline depends on approach

Thinking about filing for divorce? Wondering how long the process will take from beginning to end? In Michigan and elsewhere, the divorce timeline really depends on how one chooses to approach it. No matter how one goes about it, a divorce law attorney can help one finalize the dissolution as swiftly as possible.

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