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January 2017 Archives

If you use social media during your divorce, do not make these mistakes

You might have seen the research showing a connection between divorce and social media use. According to researchers, the more frequently you are on Facebook, the higher risk of divorce you have. Practically everyone talks about limiting their time on social media to improve face-to-face relationships. However, what you may not know is that more lawyers are using evidence from Facebook and other social media sites during a divorce case to show that a parent is unfit, hiding money or being dishonest.

How marital status impacts child custody

Biological parents in Michigan have the right to seek child custody regardless of their marital status. However, a judge will have to determine if allowing unmarried fathers custody or other contact with his children is in their best interest. Assuming that the father poses no danger to his son or daughter, courts generally prefer that both parents are in the lives of their children.

Does joint custody mean an even split?

When it comes to parenting after divorce, joint parenting may offer the best chance at avoiding the mental and emotional problems that often plague children of separated parents. While this requires a certain degree of civility and patience to have conflict-free interactions, it can also provide a secure environment where children know they are loved by both parents.

Working together to benefit the children after a divorce

When Michigan parents are going through a divorce, it is important that they agree to put the best interests of the children first. However, it can be easy for parents to lose sight of this. As such, it is for the best if some parents can work together to come up with a plan to ensure that the children come first regardless of what happens during the actual divorce.

Making sure that people are divorcing for the right reasons

Every January, divorce filings spike around the country. This is partly due to the fact that some people want to wait until after the holidays are over to do so. Others may be triggered to file because of conflicts over finances and other stressors that commonly happen during the holidays. No matter the reason that Michigan residents want to divorce, it is important that they consider doing so carefully so that they might avoid making some mistakes.