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Men and Divorce: Let’s Talk About Our Feelings

The Impact of Divorce on Men

Through the whole divorce process, coming to terms with how the divorce will dramatically impact one’s life, identity, finances, assets, and children can be emotionally difficult. These changes are hard for anyone to navigate, but for men, the task can prove to be even more challenging because of the pressure to be stoic and unaffected. Being “manly” is a hard, and often harmful, front to maintain while dealing with the stress of divorce. Read more

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3 Reasons to Hire A Divorce Lawyer

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may be wondering what the best course of action is when deciding to begin the divorce process. A “do-it-yourself” style divorce may be attractive, but could be done incorrectly, may result in an unfair settlement, or may simply not be an option depending on the state of the relationship. Making the decision to get legal representation is a smart choice for you; here’s why.  Read more

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Divorce Process in Michigan – The First Steps

If you or your spouse has decided to get a divorce, beginning to familiarize yourself with the divorce process in Michigan is a necessary step to avoid complications, unnecessary legal fees, and peace of mind. Family law is personal in nature, and the results of your divorce will undoubtedly impact your life and the lives of your children. The  negative impact that divorce can have on your family can be lessened if both parties educate themselves on the process and guidelines of divorce in Michigan.  Read more

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Rasheed Wallace’s divorce case becomes complicated

A high-profile divorce case involving a popular and former member of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons is illustrating how divorce can become complicated when jurisdiction comes into question.

Former Piston Rasheed Wallace successfully had entered a divorce decree in North Carolina earlier in the month. Now, his wife is claiming that, because both members of the couple allegedly reside in Michigan, North Carolina courts cannot make decisions regarding their divorce. Read more

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Detroit area woman fights sperm donor for child custody

Child custody cases can be complex even for traditional marriages. These matters become more convoluted when the case features sub plots that land within gray areas of divorce law.

Take, for instance, the current case of a Metro Detroit woman. The 44-year-old lesbian has found herself fighting for custody and for the status as legal parent of her three children. Read more

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Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation that changes rules for establishing paternity for kids on welfare

Some new state legislation, recently signed into law by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, is poised to make a profound impact on how paternity is established within the state of Michigan for parents with children on welfare.

Governor Snyder, who signed 13 bills into law on Dec. 17, said that the aim was to keep the child support system in Michigan running smoothly, providing children and families with the resources they both need and deserve.  Read more

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Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Divorce often garners a negative stigma as the easy way out for couples that don’t want to put any time or effort into salvaging their relationships. However, in most cases, the relationship has been damaged beyond repair and divorce is the only viable option. The hard part is determining when a relationship is irreparable.   Read more