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Elements considered in spousal support

When a couple divorces, one spouse is sometimes entitled to a form of spousal support, which may vary significantly depending on the nature of the marriage and the resources that the couple holds within the marriage.

Handling the negative aspects of co-parenting

A co-parenting relationship is often the best option for the children, but it doesn't always go smoothly. There is a good chance that you, your ex and your children might have some things that need to be addressed when you are in this type of parenting relationship.

Prepare for your divorce before you file the petition

One of the biggest mistakes that many people make when they are going through a divorce is trying to rush through the process. Although it isn't possible when you are a victim of domestic violence, it might help you to plan for the divorce when you are going to be the one who files.

Children with no siblings might struggle with a divorce

Many people think that being an only child is wonderful since that child gets all the attention. Only children do have some challenges to face. One of these is that they don't have any other children in the home to talk to. When an only child's parents decide to end the marriage, the child can feel lonely.

Take these steps if your spouse wants you off the accounts

When a divorce is likely, you may notice that your spouse begins to open his or her own accounts or begins to talk to you about getting off the accounts. What should you do, though? Do you need to take your name off the account, and if so, does that hurt you in court?

Property division is more than deciding who gets the house

Going through a divorce means that you will have to work with your ex to determine asset division. This property division process isn't always easy. In fact, it is often very complex since you can't focus only on big ticket items. You have to divide up everything.

2 forms of child custody in Michigan

Now that you and your ex-husband have parted ways, you need to determine what is going to happen with your children. In Michigan, there are two different forms of child custody that you need to know about -- physical and legal.

Special considerations for child custody cases

Child custody cases come in all shapes and sizes. Trying to find ways to make plans for your case can be rather difficult. You can't base your decisions on what worked for someone else. You have to find the solutions that take the best interests of your child into account.

Ways spouses hide marital property

In some divorce situations, it is not uncommon for spouses in Michigan to allege that their spouses are hiding assets. Spouses are required to provide a truthful, accurate and detailed accounting of their assets and finances in a divorce. Some individuals have marital assets they do not want their partners to know about, so they do not disclose them to the courts. It is also a strategy that some individuals use if they have been contemplating divorce for a while. Hiding information about assets in a divorce is against the law. It is also a very common occurrence.

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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