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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. 

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.

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. 

What if my ex won’t vaccinate our children?

The vaccination debate is occupied by passionate voices on both sides. This can make parenting with a person holding divergent views extremely difficult, as you both believe you’re doing what’s best for your kids. The following explains how to open a dialogue with an ex who is against vaccinations, as well as further steps you can take.

What steps are involved in a contested divorce?

While divorces are rarely easy, some couples in Michigan are able to come to terms with major issues at the end of their marriage. For many others, establishing guidelines about custody, visitation, and property division can be all but impossible. Live About explains what goes on when divorces are contested, and what you can do to successfully navigate the process.

Modifying your initial custody arrangement

Going through a Michigan divorce is challenging, even when all parties involved agree that it is for the best. After finalizing the settlement and parenting plan, life typically falls into a new routine. However, life changes over time and modifications to the custody arrangement must occur to keep up with those changes. At the Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we have experience helping clients with child custody issues such as modifying court-approved parenting plans.

Start preparing for your divorce now

January is a popular time for couples to divorce in Michigan and throughout the country. This is because most choose to make it through the holidays first, whether it is to keep the kids happy or to avoid uncomfortable family gatherings. If you and your spouse are choosing to start the proceedings in the New Year, you can still take steps now to better prepare yourself for the process.

How can I prevent conflicts during the holidays?

Unfortunately, the holidays can be a very stressful time for many people in Michigan. This is especially true for recently divorced couples, who may be at odds regarding scheduling and other issues. There are steps you can take to mitigate conflict however, as explained by VeryWellMind.com.

Family law, from a first-timer’s perspective

For many people, family law issues are tough. From child support modification to filing a divorce petition and fighting over child custody, legal issues which involve former spouses and family members can be emotionally draining and may impact a person’s future in various ways. For some people, such as those who have never dealt with family law issues before (or even been to court, for that matter), handling family law issues can be especially difficult.

Debts and divorce

If you are like a lot of people in Michigan, when you have historically thought about getting divorced, your mind becomes keenly aware of the possessions or assets that you might lose in the process. Certainly, this may be part of a divorce but along the way, any debts you and your spouse have must also be addressed. If your debt situation is serious enough, you may even be contemplating filing for divorce. Knowing how or when to do this relative to your divorce requires some investigation. 

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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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