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Business ownership can complicate your divorce

If you are an entrepreneur who is headed for divorce, you are right to be concerned about the future of your business and brand. In many instances, the divorce proceedings could damage your business, especially if you and your spouse are considered formal partners in the endeavor. Although there are horror stories out there about Michigan business operators losing their entire operation because of a divorce, it does not have to be that way. Our team of family lawyers can help you develop strategies that allow you to keep your business and dissolve your marriage without the upsetting side effects.

Why you need help with property division in divorce

Divorce law in Michigan is founded upon one simple principle: Property division should be fair. In all too many divorce cases, however, one party is forced to give up too much of the property he or she deserves because he or she is pressured or fatigued from legal machinations. It is important to remember, though, that fair property division is not always synonymous with perfectly equal property division.

Lambert, Shelton request sealed divorce papers, spark outrage

Country music superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have filed for divorce -- but they are prioritizing secrecy in the matter, having their legal records sealed. Many of the couple's Michigan fans may realize that the split occurred, but the details are fuzzy at best because of the couple's petition for secrecy. All records related to the divorce have been sealed by an Oklahoma judge, according to reports. The country stars apparently traveled to a jurisdiction that neighbors their county of residence in a bid to prevent the airing of their private legal matters.

Can a Michigan court force me to file a joint tax return?

tax return.jpgMost divorces involve the division of many assets and liabilities, making them complicated legal undertakings. When you mix in painful emotions - perhaps anger, resentment or distrust - it can be extremely difficult for divorcing spouses to find common ground and agree on the division of assets.

How is marital property divided in the state of Michigan?

Although the best way to divide a couple's property during a divorce is to work out an agreement between both parties, if each is agreeable, their legal counsel or even a mediator can also assist in helping to distribute the assets in a way that will satisfy each spouse. When an agreement cannot between the couple cannot be reached, however, a judge may ultimately decide a division for the couple that is equitable to both parties.

How does adultery affect a divorce in Michigan?

When a spouse is discovered cheating or having an affair, it can lead to many things from resentment to arguments and even ultimately divorce for the married couple. Although Michigan is considered a no-fault divorce state, when there is adultery in the marriage, fault may still play a role.

Duff to divorce former University of Michigan hockey player

Singer and actress Hilary Duff is speaking out about filing for divorce from her husband Mike Comrie back in February of this year. She is citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the couple's decision to split. Her husband originally hails from Canada and is a retired National Hockey League player. He once attended the University of Michigan where he was voted rookie of the year for the 1998-1999 season.

How can people protect themselves from divorce?

Divorce is mostly an unexpected occurrence. Farmington Hills Divorce Lawyers often say that the end of marriage is one of the most difficult chapters in a person's life. Some people plan their divorces while others are caught off guard once divorce papers are served. The process itself may take some time due to the number of issues that may arise. Alimony is one of them. It provides support to the lower-earning spouse, but the amount depends on the length of marriage and other factors.

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