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How to deal with divorce -- basic tips and information

When a person gets married, that person does not expect that the marriage will end in divorce. However, divorce is a reality that often hits married couples by surprise. Some divorces are planned by one spouse while the other spouse is surprised when they are served divorce papers. For readers who are currently in the middle of a divorce for the first time, here is an introduction on divorce and some basic steps that may help them along the way.

What are some of the Michigan legal issues attached to divorce?

The process of divorce is not as easy as getting married. Both parties have to discuss a number of issues before the divorce is finalized, or the divorce decree is signed. If it is your first time planning a divorce, you should familiarize yourself with the divorce issues, starting with property division.

The importance of responding to a Michigan divorce petition

Michigan divorce may come as a surprise, especially if the decision to end a marriage is not mutual. When one party decides to file for divorce, the other party may be surprised once the petition is sent. Just like other lawsuits, the person who receives the divorce petition, also called a defendant or respondent, has to respond and answer the petition.

The new trend in family law: stress-free divorce

It's the goal of every divorce attorney to make sure that the process is as amicable and stress-free as possible for their clients. Unfortunately, much of this is left up to the parties involved and how they choose to handle the split. Over the years, the divorce process has generated a bad reputation for heated arguments and bitter disputes over the most miniscule details.

Do not forget about Social Security after a divorce

Most Michigan residents have a basic understanding of Social Security, or at least realize that Social Security payments come out of every paycheck that they earn. The benefits of paying into the Social Security system often do not come until later in life when a person has reached retirement age. If people are relying to a certain extent on these benefits to help during retirement, it is important to understand how a divorce may impact the expected amounts.

Michigan candidate held in contempt related to divorce

Ending a marriage is a different experience for every couple. Some couples divorce with grace and understanding, while others are simply not able to put their disagreements aside for the purpose of reaching an amicable settlement. And apparently even our Michigan politicians and lawmakers are susceptible to this emotional downfall.

Dividing school debt during divorce

When a married couple decides to separate there are many things to consider, including child support, child custody and division of assets and property. Marital property divided during a divorce can include almost anything, from homes to cars to retirement accounts. As assets are divided, so are marital debts.

Accurate rate of divorce is not as simple as it may seem

There is often a lot of discussion about the state of marriage in the U.S. in this day and age. Numbers are frequently thrown about, especially the statistic that says half of all marriages end in divorce. Some say that the divorce rate has started to decline, starting in the 1980s but a new study recently released says otherwise.

Another Real Housewives couple gets a divorce

Michigan residents may recognize reality TV star Porsha Williams from her role on the "Real Housewives of Atlanta." Or Michigan residents may instead recognize her ex-husband, Kordell Stuart, from his time in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The couple just ended a bitter divorce and the most recent news apparently says that Williams did not get much from the marriage.

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