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Does family law protect against hidden assets?

You already know that you and your ex must divide your marital property during a divorce. However, before doing so, you must first disclose and value all of these assets. While you might have dutifully provided all of the necessary information, there is no guarantee that your ex did the same. Unfortunately, hiding assets is not an uncommon family law issue in the state of Michigan.

Are millennials bucking family law trends?

From ruining industries to taking on too much debt, millennials in Michigan tend to take a lot of flak for their life choices. However, there may not be much to criticize in the latest industry they are accused of disrupting -- the divorce industry. For a number of reasons, this generation of young adults are encountering fewer family law issues than their parents.

Prenuptial agreements make family law issues easier

Thinking of marriage as "till death do us part" is a nice sentiment, but it is not always a reality. Divorce is a part of life that many people in Michigan will have to deal with, and it is usually best to be prepared. Prenuptial agreements are helpful in this manner as they can lay the groundwork for addressing complicated family law issues. 

Family law: Handling child support in joint custody situations

The average Michigan family probably looks much different than it did 10 or 20 years ago. Not only do many households now have two adults working outside of the home, but family law issues are changing too. Joint custody is increasingly the norm in cases of divorced parents, but that has some questioning how they should handle child support issues. 

Fortnite -- the newest family law issue

Playing video games as a hobby or a means to relax and unwind is fairly common in Michigan. Unfortunately, some people claim their spouses are taking gaming too far, and it is leading to a variety of family law issues. Increasingly, online multi-player games are pushing some couples toward divorce. 

Can one's friends push one towards family law court?

Having friends is an important part of the human experience. Most people in Michigan confide in their friends when things are not going so well and celebrate together when things are good. However, when someone has a friend that his or her spouse does not particularly care for, he or she could be more likely to end up in family law court. 

Types of child custody in Michigan family law

Parents who put off filing for divorce out of fear that they will no longer be as active of a parent are usually doing little more than dragging out a bad situation. This only makes matters worse for everyone in the long run. Having a better understanding of Michigan family law and how it applies to child custody matters can help ease some of these worries. 

Student loans have surprising family law repercussions

Recent high school graduates about to head into their first year of college are probably acutely aware of just how much debt they are taking on. Without student loans, a college education is out of reach for the average Michigan student. While most understand that they will carry these loans for years or even decades after graduation, few may realize the impact this debt could have on their future family law needs. 

Family law best practices when going through a custody battle

During divorce proceedings, it is not uncommon for one or both parents to not see their child for periods of time as custody is decided. When dealing with family law issues related to custody, there are a few things Michigan parents should keep in mind. Following legal best practices and behaving appropriately can help people who are trying to get more time with their child or children.

Family law understanding and emotional maturity helps in divorce

There are many different definitions of what it means to have a "successful" divorce. Some define it as negotiating a fair settlement where everyone gets the right amount of assets and protections under family law. Others interpret it as a divorce that is quick and involves less conflicts. Almost every person going through a divorce in Michigan will come into contact with challenges and emotional decisions throughout the process. Here are some tips for getting through a divorce in a civil, psychologically healthy way.

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