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Bitcoin can make divorce even more complicated

People have attempted to conceal money during divorces for decades in Michigan, but with the help of a lawyer, spouses can quickly uncover the assets. The recent rise in cryptocurrency, however, makes divorce even more convoluted. A person can hide their money by investing in bitcoin and leave behind little to no paper trail. 

How should I tell others about my divorce?

You've been a couple for years -- maybe even decades -- but now you're getting a divorce. Wouldn't it be easier if you didn't have to tell anyone about it? Wouldn't it be easier if you didn't have to answer the questions and listen to the condolences of family, friends and coworkers when you tell them about your divorce?

When back child support interferes with travel

There are many reasons why non-custodial parents should do all they can to stay current on the child support they are obligated to pay. Paying child support can be helpful for children and custodial parents, of course. After all, buying school supplies and covering other expenses can be difficult for a single parent. However, non-custodial parents obligated to pay child support should stay current for other reasons, such as avoiding the ramifications that may come with missing payments. Many people realize that falling behind on these payments can lead to arrest, wage garnishment or the interception of a tax refund. However, other consequences may also arise, such as having one's travel plans interrupted.

How to Prepare for a Divorce

Like with most things in life, being prepared for your divorce is extremely important. Divorce proceedings can be exceedingly complex, from financial issues to determining custody and visitation for your children. Accordingly, navigating a divorce in Michigan is often a challenge from many different perspectives. Psychology Today offers the following advice to help people prepare for their divorce, which can help both reduce stress and streamline the process.

Studies: Joint parenting may be better for children

When parents in Michigan and across the U.S. decide to separate or file for divorce, there are a myriad of factors that must be considered. One of the most important decisions is custody and parenting time. It is easy to overlook the needs of the children involved in the situation when there are so many other things going on. While many parents are choosing sole custody arrangements in hope of providing a stable environment for their children, a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Family Psychology reported that joint custody may be the best choice for several reasons.

Lorrie J. Zahodnic

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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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