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The expense of divorce can lead to financial reorganization


When a Michigan residents goes through a divorce, many issues have to be resolved. Matters of child custody, visitation, asset division and property valuation and alimony all are at the forefront of most divorces. These are just some of the things that need to be settled in divorce situations. Outside of these, there is also the emotional aspect of divorce.

No-fault divorces may not be so easy anymore


There are a number of legal issues that have to be addressed in a divorce. These issues are often more complicated and complex because emotions are involved which can cause conflict among the parties. Because it denotes the ending of a relationship that was supposed to last forever, many times there can be a lot of acrimony between the parties in a divorce. Sometimes these bad feelings are set aside so as to do things that are the best interest of those involved; however, many times the contentious nature remains present throughout the divorce proceedings.

Online child support filings may make the process easier


Child support generally consists of monthly payments made by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent to assist in the everyday expenses of the child, including food, shelter, clothing, health care and medical expenses. In setting the amount of the monthly payment, Michigan courts use a child support formula that takes into account the needs of the child and the resources of the obligated parent. Once the court orders the payment amount, that amount must be paid every month in a timely fashion unless it is modified by the court.

Famed producers' employers included in child support case


Parents in Michigan need to understand that paying child support is not a joke nor do the courts view it as a minor matter. The courts take child support very seriously because, at the end of the day, when dealing with a divorce or separation, the courts want to ensure that the child is taken care of appropriately. A big part of that is the financial interest of the child. Assessing support payments to the non-custodial parent accomplishes this goal. As such, the court does not take kindly when court mandates are ignored or refused.

Money talks in Michigan divorce cases


Divorce is an emotionally stressful time for all involved, including the families of the parties in the divorce, their children and their friends. Mostly everyone who is related or in some way attached to the couple getting a divorce is affected. With that being said, however, the only thing that may be more stressful is the money aspect of a divorce. At the end of the day, divorce can center on finances just as much as it centers on emotions. Emerging from a Michigan divorce financially stable is a helpful goal to have.

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