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    4 weeksago
    If there is one thing in life that will test you and show you that you’re stronger than you ever thought possible, it’s a divorce. However, even the toughest person will be tested by the mental, emotional, financial, and logistical demands of this process. Here...
    2 monthsago
    Infidelity is the cause of the breakdown of many marriages. Couples who want to avoid divorce may attempt to repair their union after cheating has occurred, focusing on their connection, children, and lives together rather than indiscretions. It is possible to recover from infidelity but...

    Category: Parenting Time

    October 3, 2022
    4 monthsago

    In the state of Michigan, the typical parenting time schedule has the children of divorced parents spending Halloween with the father in even numbered years and the mother in odd-numbered years. In same-sex marriages, the plaintiff follows the mother’s schedule and the defendant follows the father’s schedule for parenting time during holidays and breaks. This might seem simple enough – but does this kind of arrangement satisfy your child, or you? There are always alternatives to satisfy everyone in your family.

    August 15, 2022
    6 monthsago

    When you are getting a divorce and you have children, every decision you make has double the weight. Everything you do affects not only you but your kids too. Above all, you want to ensure that you get as much parenting time with your children as possible. There is a typical parenting time schedule in the state of Michigan that many exes follow to avoid disagreements and keep things fair, but there is also room to rearrange how the time with your kids shakes out.

    July 1, 2022
    7 monthsago

    When people get divorced, they often worry about how their split will affect their kids on major holidays like birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. They consider how hard it will be to find themselves in different circumstances than what they’re used to on these special days of the year. What surprises many newly divorced individuals is just how hard they’re hit by a seemingly innocuous holiday like the Fourth of July.

    June 1, 2022
    8 monthsago

    Parents look forward to summer vacation because it means a break from lunchbox duty, rushing to catch the bus, and adhering to a strict schedule. But this last point can be a problem. A less structured routine means kids can get anxious, stressed, or sad – especially if you and your ex don’t have similar routines at all. Divorced parents have a mental load to manage that can make summer feel like anything but a break, and your kids feel that worry too. Here’s how to create a parenting time schedule with your Michigan divorce lawyer’s help that you and your children can feel good about every summer.

    May 17, 2022
    9 monthsago

    Summer is made of vacations, beaches, popsicles, cookouts, relaxing, and, for some families, divorce. As many people consider a Michigan divorce as the warmer months creep in, they are undoubtedly trying to determine whether it’s better to break up at the start of summer, or at the end.

    May 2, 2022
    9 monthsago

    If you are determined to have an amicable relationship with your ex so parenting time will be an easy thing to navigate, if you want to help your kids have the most stable childhood possible even though you’re splitting up, then bravo. This intention is an amazing one and many people do make it work. Not every divorce is easy or friendly, but if you follow these golden rules for co-parenting with your ex, you can have the kind of split that makes Michigan divorce look easy.

    December 1, 2021
    1 yearago

    Whether you are newly divorced or in the thick of divorce proceedings, the approaching holidays can put you in a funk or have you behaving in ways that just aren’t you. Everything has changed, and now all the traditions you had with your ex and family have been twisted and altered too. This time will be a little weird – that’s inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be a bust. Follow these dos and don’ts to make it through the season without feeling emotionally or mentally drained, stressed, or overwhelmed.

    November 15, 2021
    1 yearago

    Divorce is stressful for everyone in a family. The emotional turmoil a child can experience is especially distressing. To prevent unnecessary suffering, some parents stay together for the sake of their kids; others simply have no choice but to split up. Either way, children feel the stress and tension – there is no sparing them from it. But there are things parents can do to support their children through this major life change.

    November 1, 2021
    1 yearago

    As holidays go, Thanksgiving is a big one. It is a one-day feast of togetherness and thankfulness that kicks off the holiday season, and it’s natural for you to want your kids to be with you on this special day. Unfortunately, when you’re divorced and doing parenting time properly, which parent gets the kids on the fourth Thursday in November will vary from year to year.

    March 15, 2021
    2 yearsago

    The act of removing your feelings from the Michigan divorce process is a difficult thing to do. However, if you can take all emotion out of your divorce, the process will go much more smoothly and all matters will be easier to navigate. Try to think of the journey you’re about to embark on as a business decision and not a personal one – it’s a tough rule to follow, but it can be done, and it can make your split that much easier to manage.

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