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December 2016 Archives

Keeping electronic communications safe during divorce

When a Michigan couple heads for divorce, the process can cause anger and resentment especially if there are accusations of infidelity or other wrongdoing. Even if neither party is accused of anything sordid, it is still becoming increasingly more common for family law attorneys to use electric communications and online activity as potential evidence during the divorce process. This may include emails, posts on social media accounts and text messages.

Tips on divorce for older adults

Some people in Michigan who divorce may have been married for 20 or 30 years or even longer. Divorce among older people is on the rise, and in 2014, divorce was twice as common for people over 50 than in 1990. The number rises even higher for people over the age of 65.

When parents use their children as pawns after a divorce

Although some Michigan families are able to work out a system that allows everyone to continue to have strong relationships following a divorce, other former spouses are unable to set aside their differences. This can have a serious impact on the children, as they could potentially become pawns for their parents.

When parents want to relocate after a divorce

It is common for Michigan parents to enter into a new relationship after they have gotten divorced. In some cases, these new partners may live far away, and the parents may want to move closer to them. When there are children involved, it is important for the parents to think about how moving will affect the children as well as the ex-spouse's parenting time.

Reasons a couple may need a prenuptial agreement

Young couples in Michigan who are deciding to get married may be more likely to set up prenuptial agreements than newlyweds from previous generations. According to a survey of 1,600 members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 51 percent of attorneys thought that there was a rise in the number of millennials who wanted prenups.