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What's the difference between a prenup and a postnup?

If you or your partner owns valuable assets, then you might have talked about signing a prenuptial agreement. You might have also heard about something similar called a postnuptial agreement and wondered if it might be better for you. According to First Wives World, the two contracts are similar, except postnuptial agreement is handled after your official marriage while a prenuptial agreement is done prior. However, there are other complexities involved, since marriage affects property ownership.

Dividing up airline miles during divorce

During a divorce in Michigan, it is standard to divide up property between the two parties. Most couples focus on money, investment portfolios, real estate, artwork and other traditional assets. However, many couples are finding that they have other assets that require division, such as airline miles. 

The issues surrounding same-sex divorce

The Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in 2015 led to changes in the handling of same-sex unions in Michigan and the rest of the country. One thing that also changed: how same-sex divorce was handled. According to the Huffington Post, the state statutes in play prior to the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage made divorcing for these couples difficult.

What might cause you to lose child custody during divorce?

Although in the past, mothers traditionally won most custody cases, today court decisions are largely gender neutral. According to The Huffington Post, statistics illustrate that about half of fathers who petition for custody win. Although many couples seek joint custody, there are situations in Michigan where you might choose to fight for sole or majority custody. When this is the case, there are a few situations that may work against you.

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