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Parental Alienation Is Getting Its Own Rally In Michigan

A lot can happen during a custody battle. Not only are parents wrapped up in their divorce, but they’re also competing over who gets access to their children. One parent may live in Grand Rapids while another wants to move out-of-state. During these disputes, parents sometimes resort to extreme tactics to maintain custody. These strategies can sometimes result in “parental alienation,” an issue that has lead to a rally later this month. Read more

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Potential Effects Of Millennials On The Divorce Community

Making it through a divorce is no small feat. Separating from a spouse can leach a lot of emotional strength from a person. This can be particularly true for people who decide to stay at home to raise children. When a marriage ends, these parents may not have a job to sink their time into. However, there are many people who come out of their divorce with newfound insight and confidence. The JVS Trade Secrets event is an event that shares these stories of positivity to inspire people in Michigan. Although the event is geared towards women, the words of encouragement are universal.  Read more

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County Clerk Helps Couples Strengthen Their Marriages

With divorce rates declining, couples seem to be finding new solutions to their marital issues. Those who have been married for a long time may seek couples counseling, or may try less traditional ways to refresh their love. Some opt to renew their vows and can now do so while supporting their local government. With the Pope’s new writing on divorce, couples have several ways in which they can view marital strife in the face of divorce.  Read more

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Golf Pro And His Wife Swindle, Then Divorce

There are dozens of golf courses in West Michigan, 25 of which are in the Grand Rapids area. Most courses and country clubs have a golf pro on their staff. These pros are athletes, teachers, and in many cases, managers at their respective facilities. However, one golf pro and his wife took advantage of their positions at the Bay City Golf Course and are now paying the price. Because of this, they’re losing their money, their jobs, and their marriage. Read more

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Basketball Player Represents Children Of Divorce

Divorce can be a trying time within families. Relationships often become strained between parents and their children. However, by finding a bond with a child, some marital tension can be avoided. This is of particular concern for someone who was abandoned by their own parent, like Duwad Abdur-Rahkman. However, he was able to maintain a bond with his son through basketball. Now his son is 21 years old and is quickly becoming a household name for Michigan sports fans.  Read more

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A Divorced Michigander Cooks Her Way Towards A New Career

Starting one’s life over isn’t easy; it can take people decades to succeed in a career. However, some people find a second niche later in life. For years, Julie Fox was a bedside nurse in an intensive care unit. After discovering she had food allergies she decided to start down a new path. Now, despite a recent divorce, she plans on opening one of West Michigan’s few gluten-free bakeries and grocery stores.  Read more

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Doctor Charged With Unintentional Manslaughter After Divorce

Rarely do couples divorce on impulse. When two people agree to wed until death parts them, it’s likely they will try to work through adversity. However, couples may divorce quickly if infidelity occurs. After the suicide of Elizabeth Siudara, authorities began to investigate her husband’s role in the matter. He filed for divorce the day before she died and may have triggered the events leading to her death. Nearly two years later, an arraignment has been scheduled.  Read more

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Woman Collects $120,000 From Her Ex-Husband’s Will

Marriage is more than just a romantic bond; couples that marry also unite themselves legally. However, there are certain legal bonds that couples make with each other that are not broken through divorce. One West Michigan family discovered that if a Will is not updated, someone could legally collect funds from their deceased ex-partner’s estate. There is a debate over whether or not Nancy Henson should accept money as the beneficiary of her ex-husband’s Will. However, Henson appears to be on the favorable side of a recent court decision.  Read more

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Michigan Man Destroys His Marriage After Multiple Embezzlements

Losing the support of his wife, apparently wasn’t enough to deter Marc Wayne Eisenbrener from embezzlement. Eisenbrener of Caledonia, Michigan, was first convicted of stealing from his employer in 2012. He took about $345,000 from his wife’s family business. Now he is facing nearly identical charges from a different business. The court doesn’t appear to be as lenient this time around either.   Read more

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How Dating Apps Might Be Effecting Long-Term Relationships

In the realm of dating, technology is becoming more popular. Over the last decade, websites like OKCupid, eHarmony, Tinder, Hinge, and Grinder have achieved some success in making dating easier. Recent criticism, however, predicts that these new types of courtship could effect marriage rates and lead to more divorce.  Read more