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1 weekago
Whether it’s been six months or six years since your divorce was finalized, if you’re unhappy with how things are panning out, there may be an opportunity to get the terms of your divorce changed. A post-judgment action is designed for the enforcement or alteration...
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Resolutions are easy to make but they can be hard to keep, especially when you’re going through a Michigan divorce. Instead of pressuring yourself to get everything right in January or while you’re navigating the minefields of your split, consider these divorce resolutions to make...
July 10, 2017
3 yearsago

getting a divorceA divorce means a change in lifestyle whether you like it or not. If you’re the one paying child support and spousal support, your income will go down. If you were a stay-at-home parent and have gotten a full-time job, the household tasks you used to take care of need to be outsourced if you want to keep your head above water, and that costs money. In a divorce, at least at the start, you are going it alone, even if you have friends, family, and kids to help you out. There are plenty of unexpected responsibilities during your Michigan divorce that can really make you feel like you’re working overtime.

4 ways to get organized before you divorce in Michigan >>

1. Documenting your life: When is the last time you cleaned out your email inbox or folders? How good are you at organizing photos on your smartphone? If you can’t keep up with the basics, being forced to gather all relevant documentation about your life can be a daunting job. There is no escaping the information-gathering, whether you file first for divorce or not. Here are just some of the things your divorce attorney may request (and resist the temptation to fudge any documentation):

  • Tax returns
  • Brokerage statements
  • Employee benefits summaries
  • Pay stubs
  • Joint financial statements
  • Mortgage information
  • Joint credit cards
  • Other investments
  • Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
  • Digital documentation (texts, emails, social media, etc.)

2. Making room for appointments: You will meet with your divorce attorney regularly. There will be a handful of courthouse appearances, more if you and your ex are arguing about parenting time or other matters. Taking time off of work to go to your “other job” can be incredibly frustrating and really stress you out, but it’s important for you to show up when your divorce proceedings demand your presence.

3. Taking care of the house: Even if your former spouse didn’t do much to help around the house, there were no doubt chores that each of you were separately responsible for from day to day or week to week. With your ex’s absence, these jobs now become yours, from taking the trash in and out to mowing the lawn, dealing with the family pets to buying the cleaning supplies. A transition from a two-adult home to a one-adult home can be brutal and, in these moments, you may find yourself wondering why you’re getting a divorce when it might just be easier to stick together so you don’t have so many jobs to do on your own.

4. Managing a budget: Whether you were the one to manage the household budget or not, you are in charge of a new one now. The financial responsibilities you inherit during and after a divorce are time-consuming and can be exhausting, but it’s good to establish and stick to a budget and be hyperaware of where every dollar goes. Money might be tight after a divorce, no matter which side of the spousal support you fall on, but it will get better with perseverance and the right perspective. In the meantime, you may feel like an unqualified accountant.

5. Moving things: Whether you’re the one moving out or staying in the family home, there is stuff to be moved. Your ex may be taking their sweet time getting their property out of the house, in which case you’re left with a mess or a bunch of items that you don’t want to look at anymore. (Try not to allow your burned heart to get the best of you and do something you shouldn’t like dispose of said items or burn them.) Or maybe you’re both moving out, in which case you must factor an entire-home move and sale into the time you’re spending rearranging your life.

The actual act of divorce can be so time-consuming you may feel like you need an assistant. There are actually divorce concierge professionals who can help you keep track of your life. But first, make an appointment with a Michigan divorce attorney, and bring the right information with you so you get off on the right foot. Contact Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview and discuss your divorce.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

  • Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

  • Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

  • Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

  • We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

  • Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

  • Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

  • Effectiveness

    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

  • Tenacity

    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

  • Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

  • Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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