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Happy holidays: Getting your special days on the parenting plan

Whether you and your child’s other parent are getting along during the process of your divorce in Michigan, or you are struggling to cooperate, it is essential to keep sight of your goals while drafting the parenting plan. There are standard guidelines that provide a general overview of the things that you should consider, and many issues such as major holidays and birthdays are covered. We at the Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., have helped many parents identify their specific schedule needs in preparation for this critical discussion.

Does the parenting plan affect child support payments?

If you and your spouse have always had different parenting styles, you may find it difficult to come to an agreement on a parenting plan during your divorce in Michigan. The amount of child support is another common source of conflict that often leads to litigation before or after the final court order. According to the National Conference of Legislatures, the state’s court system and child custody and support guidelines take into account the time each parent spends with the child when determining the amount.

What is the purpose of a quitclaim deed?

From the moment you and your spouse determine that you should divorce, or even before that point, one of you may decide to move out of the family home in Michigan. This initial decision does not necessarily have anything to do with who is awarded the house in the final divorce decree, though, and neither does the presence of one or both names on the deed. According to MichiganLegalHelp.org, once the property division is finalized, you and your spouse may have to transfer the ownership of the real estate.

Destructive divorce behaviors

Determining that your marriage is over can be an emotionally devastating process, whether or not you are the one who initiates the conversation. Once the decision is made to divorce, you and your spouse may find it difficult to suppress bitter reactions rather than approaching the dissolution as a legal process. At the Law Office of Lorie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we understand how important it is for couples to avoid the types of behaviors that can derail an amicable divorce.

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