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    2 weeksago
    Divorce, in general, is considered a bummer. Research shows that most divorced couples have lower levels of happiness and greater levels of mental distress than married couples. While divorce can create new conflicts like fights over parenting time and child support payments, splitting up also...
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    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...
    May 17, 2022
    1 monthago

    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.

    Prepare for a Michigan Divorce Before You File

    Summer is a time of family togetherness. There is plenty of busyness, but there is also downtime too. Many people will spend extra time with their spouse. Some will enjoy it, others will work to tolerate it, simply counting down the minutes until they can finally put an end to the relationship that no longer fulfills them. Others will do everything they can to book summer getaways without their significant other, just so they aren’t forced to spend extra time together.

    If you’re in the place where you dread being with your spouse or seek methods to avoid them, divorce may very well be in the cards. Summer is a good time to:

    • Talk to a Michigan divorce attorney
    • Speak with a financial advisor
    • Get your financial documents in order
    • Take stock of assets
    • Collect financial information and identify what belongs to you and to your spouse
    • Reflect on what you want from this divorce
    • Consider how this will affect your children and parenting
    • Understand the legal and financial ramifications of a divorce

    When divorce papers are served and the split officially begins, it will be difficult to remove emotions from your circumstances. It’s smart to make as many decisions as you can ahead of time while you’re rational, thoughtful, and considering your present and future. Find out what the actual outcomes of your divorce might really be.

    Consider the Children

    So many couples drag their feet about getting a divorce because they worry about how this decision will affect their children. It’s likely that your kids are already fully aware that your marriage is not the best and they might even expect you to announce that you’re splitting up. But here are some points to consider as you go about your summer so the season isn’t tainted by your divorce:

    • Don’t involve the kids until your split officially affects their lives
    • Wait to tell your children about your divorce until you have a concrete plan in place
    • Know what child custody and parenting time will look like so you can inform the kids
    • Reassure your kids about what matters most to them: friends, school, where they will live
    • Set expectations and communicate clearly and honestly

    Even though you and your soon-to-be ex aren’t on the same page anymore, it’s a good idea to work together about telling the kids of your divorce. Maybe even rehearse it so your kids can witness you working together where they are concerned. This united front – even if you aren’t united about anything else – will ease some of their worries about their present and future.

    There Is No Wrong Time to Start a Michigan Divorce

    Your Michigan divorce attorney knows that you’re already stressed, worried about your kids, concerned about finances, but also eager to make this move and change your life for the better. Get advice about the timing of your divorce from the experts at Femminineo Attorneys. There is no right or wrong time to end your marriage – it’s just what’s right for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation.


    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.


    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.


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


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


    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.


    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.

    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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