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Recognizing the signs of sexual harassment at work

Good-natured teasing is often a normal part of any workplace. However, there is a difference between harmless joking around and unlawful sexual harassment. You might be experiencing some behavior at work that is causing you to wonder if someone is crossing a line. It can help you and other Michigan employees to understand what constitutes sexual harassment, as well as your legal rights.

When is a good time to file for divorce?

For many families, the approaching end of a year means holidays with a whirlwind of celebrations and family time. If you are considering divorce, this can be one of the most painful times to get through. You can feel like you are faking happiness for the sake of others.

Could your divorce goal(s) end up hurting you?

Divorce is one of the most emotional times in a person's life. Some feel numb as they go through the process, simply signing whatever papers are placed in front of them. Others may have a little more awareness and be able to set a goal (or goals); for example, for the divorce to proceed as speedily as possible and for the children to witness as little fighting as possible.

4 tips for co-parenting on Halloween

Fall is officially here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you already have the spooky decorations out or you are waiting a few more weeks, it is never too early to start thinking about what you will do with your kids.

Are LGBT employees in Michigan protected against discrimination?

Did you know that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees in Michigan do not have statewide protections against discrimination? Despite the legalization of gay marriage and the continuing acceptance of the LGBT community nationwide, Michigan still has a long way to go. Sexual orientation discrimination does not fall under sex discrimination according to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. According to a report by The Detroit News, this means discrimination against LGBT employees is technically legal.

Why LGBT families may have unique estate planning needs

Estate planning is necessary for many types of couples, if not most. For example, a couple with an adult child who is disabled probably wants to ensure the child is always taken care of. Someone entering into a second or third marriage might want to ensure children from the first marriage receive certain assets and so on.

Taking Stock of the Winners and Losers in Divorce

Divorce is often thought of in the context of a sporting event, military battle, or other type of power struggle. In that frame of reference there must be a winner and a loser. Time has shown that people will expend a tremendous amount of resources on legal representation in order to make sure that they're the winner and their spouse is one of the greatest divorce losers of all-time. 

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