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September 2017 Archives

Considerations before signing a prenuptial agreement

When a Michigan couple decides to get married, they may want to consider getting a prenuptial agreement to protect their assets. Although considering a prenuptial agreement may not be romantic, it can help couples to get on the same page when it comes to finances and keeping separate property separate in the event they decide to get a divorce later on. However, there are certain things couples should consider before signing a prenup.

2 misconceptions that could steer you wrong in a divorce

If you think your divorce in Michigan is going to mirror your friends’ separation, you may be in for a rude awakening. No two relationships are alike, and neither are two divorces. There may be similarities that make you feel you have nothing to worry about with your situation. But if you use the wrong approach to leaving your spouse, you may end up in a long and expensive divorce. 

Some occupations have higher divorce rates than others

People in Michigan may be more or less likely to get a divorce based on their profession according to the 2015 American Community survey presented by FlowingData. Among the occupations least likely to get a divorce were software developers, medical professionals, scientists and actuaries. Other occupations that have a lower divorce rate are related to rural lifestyles, such as farming, forestry, the military or fishing. People who work in fields involving nightlife or travel, including bartenders and casino workers, have the highest divorce rate.

3 reasons experience matters when you seek a divorce attorney

Divorce does not have to be a stressful and contentious process. In fact, if you approach it with the right attitude and a solid support system, it can be the first step towards a better life. One of the most important components of your support system will be the legal counsel you select. Not all attorneys offer the same thing, and experience is one of the most important factors to consider. According to Forbes, in fact, experience is one criterion you should never compromise on in your search for an attorney. Opting for a less expensive yet less knowledgeable lawyer may be one of the most expensive mistakes you can make. 

Setting common house rules to increase stability for kids

When Michigan parents get divorced, the children may split time between both of their homes. While this situation can work, particularly if both parents still live close to each other, younger children may have difficulty adjusting to two different households. One way divorced parents can make the transition easier for the children is to reach an agreement on house rules.

Dealing with a toxic ex while raising a child

For Michigan parents who have gone through a divorce, working with a toxic ex can be difficult, especially if the ex treats or behaves poorly towards the other parent and even the child. However, getting tips can be difficult due to the fact that there are many reasons the ex may be difficult. It could be due to domestic abuse, inability to properly parent the child or addiction.