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How can you keep divorce from hurting your finances?

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of deciding to divorce your spouse in Michigan is the realization that you are going to have to be financially independent once again. This realization can be complicated if you still have dependents living at home that are relying on you or if you have been a homemaker throughout your marriage and have spent considerable time away from a career. 

Withdrawing your portion of a 401k

Getting a divorce in Clinton Township can quite daunting, especially if you were not the primary wage-earner in your marital home. Even with the potential promise of spousal support, you may face an uncertain financial future. You may need to pay for a new home, put a deposit on a rental property, or pay to return to school or receive vocational training. Many in your same position come to us here at The Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C. questioning where they may get these funds. Like them, you may be surprised to by to learn one potential source may be your ex-spouse's 401k. 

What is the Michigan Parenting Time Guideline?

According to the Michigan Courts, the Michigan Parenting Time Guideline is in place to help parents navigate issues related to joint custody issues, parenting time, and supervision. Both custodial and noncustodial parents can use this guideline to make decisions regarding child care, which can be difficult in the aftermath of a divorce.

Is my spouse being unfaithful?

Infidelity deals a huge blow to a marriage. As a result, many people in Michigan divorce over the actions of a cheating spouse, which can have a negative impact on the entire family unit. While you can’t stop your partner from straying you can educate yourself on the common signs of infidelity, as explained by Psychology Today.

4 ways to help your children thrive across 2 homes

Child custody cases are usually stressful for the parents because both adults have ideas about what they want to happen, but they usually don't agree on every point. It is imperative that parents take time to think about what is best for the children. Keeping an open mind about everything related to the situation can make things a bit easier.

Is alienation of affection still a valid cause of action?

Most in Clinton Township likely recognize that a number of different factors may go into your decision to seek a divorce from your spouse. Infidelity is often one of the more common, and if that is present in your case, then that may certainly affect the trust you might have had in them. Yet the concept of no-fault divorce seems to have rendered the reason for a divorce moot, instead allowing couples to cite irreconcilable differences as the reason they want to end their marriage. Yet if your spouse was involved in an adulterous relationship, you may want to assign the blame for your divorce to their lover. 

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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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