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How can you maintain an optimistic attitude during divorce?

If you are currently going through a divorce in Michigan, chances are you have already been faced with many challenging decisions regarding your future. Some of the choices you may have already been trying to negotiate may include child support and custody, property division and alimony. Part of your ability to make confident decisions and play an active role in facilitating the process is your ability to remain positive and optimistic despite the significant changes you are coping with. 

Could you be entitled to your ex-spouse's separate property?

The laws that govern the disposition of assets following your divorce in Clinton Township may seem fairly straightforward: Whatever you and your ex-spouse accumulated while together is marital property, while the rest is all separate. Marital property is typically divided equitably, while separate property will usually go whichever one of you bought or earned it. Yet are there instances where you could potentially be entitled to a portion of the proceeds that come in after your ex-spouse sells his or her separate property? 

Penalties for avoiding payment of child support

For parents who fail to make child support parents the consequences can be severe. Federal and state governments, including that of Michigan, have adopted aggressive collection methods, along with penalties that can include jail time, in an effort to ensure non-custodial parents are paying their fair share of the costs involved with raising a child.

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Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C. has provided skilled and compassionate legal guidance to Michiganders in family law matters for over 20 years.

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