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Transition challenges in adoption

When Michigan families decide to welcome a new member of the family through adoption, they can expect that there will be some bumps along the way. No matter how well adoptive parents may plan for the day the child comes home, there is bound to be a post-adoption...

Is your soon-to-be-ex hiding assets from you?

The more diverse and complicated your marital assets are, the more difficult it can be to ensure that they’re accounted for when divorcing spouses divide their property and support payments are ordered. Divorce attorneys and forensic accounts can cite numerous...

How should you tell your spouse you want a divorce?

Making the decision to get a divorce is serious. Once you say that you’re interested in separating or divorcing, your spouse may agree or it may cause more tension in your home. How you bring up the idea of a separation or divorce is just as important as what you do...

Helping your children cope with divorce

Divorce is a challenging time for everyone in the family. During a time when everything is changing, your children will look for help to navigate the process. As you are going through a divorce, you will likely find yourself having difficulty knowing how to cope with...

Divorce impacts men and women differently

During a divorce, parties expend their energies contesting various legal issues: alimony, child custody, property division and so on. Every decision affects their financial, health and social well-being. While this may be true for everyone going through divorce,...

Modifying the terms of a child custody order

Most Michigan residents probably assume that the stress and emotional upheaval of a divorce ends when the judge signs the final order that determines issues such as child custody, child support, division of assets and support. That isn't always the case. Even if the...