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What You Need to Know About Dividing Up Property in a Michigan Divorce

When a couple in Michigan makes the choice to end a marriage, decisions have to be reached regarding many different issues. These decisions can be reached by the couple themselves, if the couple is able to effectively negotiate an out of court divorce settlement. Mediators and collaborative divorce coaches, along with attorneys who know divorce…

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Legal Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you need to understand what types of legal protections exist for you. In many cases, the only way to break the cycle of abuse will also involve ending the relationship. This means that if you are married to someone who is engaging in threatening or physically abusive behavior, you…

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What Are the Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?

Couples in Michigan deciding to get a divorce have several choices available to them. Among those options is a relatively new process designed to make the entire ordeal as painless as possible. This process is known as collaborative divorce. First introduced in the 1980s, the concept of collaborative divorce is simple – both sides (using…

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Michigan Senate Moving to Repeal Cohabitation Law

For over half a century, it has been illegal for unmarried couples to live together in Michigan – but that may be about to change. Since 1957, unmarried couples living together have been officially guilty of a misdemeanor under the Michigan Penal Code. The law is rarely cited or enforced in the state legal system,…

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What Happens to Debt During Divorce?

Michiganders may be somewhat less debt-prone than Americans in general, but nevertheless, we carry over $36,000 in debt per capita. That means most divorcing couples have to deal with not only property division, but also debt division – in most cases, tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of debt. If you’re facing…

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