Sometimes our tempers get the best of us. But if there ever is a time to keep emotions in check, it is during a divorce proceeding or child custody dispute.
When married couples split, the legal proceeding that follow can easily turn contentious. Especially when large amounts of assets are involved, greed can make any divorce ugly. The important thing for Michigan couples to remember is that honesty is always the best policy.
There is no question that family legal matters can be stressful. Divorce is no exception. The process may seem daunting and impossible to resolve but a Farmington Hills divorce lawyer can be an excellent resource to couples and parents. A lawyer can answer questions and put worries about finances or custody to rest.
The holiday season is full of many happy moments but it can also be a very stressful time for families. The stress of the season may be one reason that some Michigan couples end up filing for divorce in January.
Legislation is a funny thing. Many bills pushed before state legislatures have good intentions but also unintended or unforeseen consequences. Sometimes these residual effects play a part in family law issues.
Healthcare issues are on the mind of many in Michigan, especially because of its prominence in the recent election. But a new study showed an interesting tie between divorce and healthcare. Over one million couples divorce yearly, and for over 100,000 women, this split might mean the end of health care coverage because many women get their coverage through their husband's policy.
Now that the recession is over it seems that divorce may be an option for some couples struggling with their marriage. Many couples put divorce on hold for the last few years simply because they felt like the process was not financially feasible. For Michigan residents, divorce declined during the recession as families faced diminishing home values and investments, not to mention unemployment and lower wages.
When married couples decide to part ways, the ensuing process can be a tumultuous time in their lives. No matter how amicable, divorce can be stressful. Not only is the relationship ending but couples face any number of issues such as property division, asset division and, potentially, child custody disputes.
Divorce may never be an easy process but adding criminal proceedings to the mix can complicate things even more. Charlie Bell, a former Michigan State University basketball player who went on to play professionally, is finally divorced from his former wife, Kenya. Unfortunately, his ex-wife's plea of guilty to attacking him with a box cutter is not preventing him from paying out a large sum in the divorce settlement.
Rich or poor, young or old, ending a marriage can be a stressful time for any person. And there are certain unavoidable decisions that Michigan couples need to make while they are in the process of a divorce that can affect them for the rest of their lives.