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Family law may restrict travel with kids during divorce

Choosing to end a marriage can be a challenging undertaking. As former couples work through issues like custody and division of assets, many face issues under family law that can restrict travel and cost additional money. It is a good idea for divorcing couples in Michigan to understand the possible restrictions they may face as they go through a divorce process.

Breastfeeding is a child custody issue under Michigan family law

The decision of whether breastfeed is usually a personal and private choice, but this can become a legal matter when custody comes into play. In some states, judges will consider breastfeeding when determining custody as under their family law systems access to breast milk to be a matter related to the welfare of the child. In others, this does not play into the decision. Michigan parents facing custody issues should review the standards in their state.

Prenuptial agreements can protect wealth under family law

People often consider prenuptial agreements to protect their own wealth, but what about family estates? Children coming from wealthy families about to get married should consider whether their marriage will put family owned assets in jeopardy. Understanding Michigan family law as it relates to marital property and coming up with a secure prenuptial agreement can be helpful in these cases.

Family law considerations when divorcing early in a marriage

Whether it happens 50 days or 50 years in, divorce can happen for a variety of reasons. Divorces which take place within the first year of a marriage can raise eyebrows, but there are many behind-the-scenes reasons that these breakups could make sense for the parties involved. There may be fewer legal considerations when ending a young marriage, though shared property or children must still be considered under Michigan family law.

Family law considerations when getting married later in life

Couples getting married at any stage in life should think about long term plans and property ownership. However, those getting married later in life may have more assets and be in the thick of estate planning, giving them more to consider when tying the knot. Here are some of the unique family law issues that older engaged couples in Michigan should keep in mind when planning for a happy and financially healthy future together.

Family law and custody knowledge is important for schools

Conflict at home can often have an influence on many aspects of a child's life. For this reason, it is a good idea for Michigan teachers and administrators to have an understanding of how family law conflicts can affect the children involved and how to keep students safe during a custody dispute. A thorough visitor management process and staff trained in child custody paperwork are good methods to keep children safe in these cases.

Is infidelity relevant in family law proceedings?

Breakups involving infidelity often involve a great deal of emotion and hostility. This can show itself in many ways, including when it comes time to establish custody and child support agreements. Many Michigan couples facing these disputes may wonder whether infidelity is relevant in family law proceedings related to shared children. 

Bird nesting a new approach to marital home family law issues

What to do with the marital home and where to live after a divorce is one of the biggest challenges people face when ending a marriage. While state family law can settle particularly contentious property distribution issues for Michigan couples, many look to alternative arrangements in the interim of a final resolution. Keeping the marital home for the kids and rotating the parent who lives there is becoming an increasingly popular option, particularly for wealthy divorcees.

Divorce among older couples often requires family law guidance

At the start of the marriage, most Michigan couples assume that they will live happily ever after. However, as these same couples raise their families and spend their time planning for their future retirement, they begin to realize that their version of happily ever after may not include a future with their current spouse. As couples approach retirement age, the decisions to divorce can have a lasting impact on their financial future. With this in mind, consulting with an experienced family law attorney is often in the individual's best interest.

Prenup can be useful during family law proceeding of divorce

Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, have traditionally received the most attention among the rich and famous. However, people of a wide range of backgrounds and walks of life in Michigan and elsewhere use these agreements today. The reason for this is that these agreements can offer valuable financial protection for those going through the family law proceeding of divorce.

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