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9 yearsago
Download the Initial Divorce Interview form Divorce is never easy, no matter how amicable a couple’s situation may be. Oftentimes, the most difficult part of a divorce is deciding when to file, particularly if children are involved. Working with the right Michigan attorney to ease the...
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January 3, 2018
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Michigan divorce predictionsNo one can predict with any certainty that a marriage will end in divorce, but sometimes there are pretty clear indicators that might send you to a Michigan divorce attorney sooner rather than later. Cultural and legal changes and challenges can also predict the direction your divorce may take. Find out what you need to know about Michigan divorce for 2018.

New tax laws will mess with spousal support.

Even though the newest version of the recently passed tax law does not take effect until January 1, 2019, understanding what’s to come is critical. Unless modifications of prior orders or agreements state who and how spousal support payments will be taxed, there will be no tax deduction for the payor of spousal support, and the person receiving the support will receive the money tax-free. That could be a major loss for one-half of a divorcing couple and a major win for the other half.

Stay tuned on this topic and be sure to discuss the fine print with your Michigan divorce attorney when it comes to spousal support and child support payments, whether you’re in the middle of a divorce or have finalized your divorce.

Social media spells S-P-L-I-T.

Social media isn’t going anywhere, but marriages might be. Studies have been done that identify just how much social media can affect a relationship. Interestingly, in relationships where the wife uses social media more often than the husband, marital discord is no more or less likely. When the male half of a couple gets thumb-happy on Facebook and Twitter and does so more than his better half, the marriage could start to see cracks.

Nonworkaholics, beware.

A Harvard study found that a couple’s division of labor can affect their marriage more than finances. More specifically, if in a heterosexual marriage the husband does not work full time, couples have a greater chance of divorcing.

The wife’s employment status didn’t really impact marital stability, according to the study’s findings, which reinforces the stereotype that the “male breadwinner” way of life is still alive and well. Or maybe some women are just fed up with lazy men.

The #MeToo fallout strikes the middle class.

It stands to reason that with the number of sexual assault and harassment charges that have been made public regarding celebrities, the same kind of behavior is happening among private citizens. It may not be widely publicized in a community or company, but relationships will continue to go down in flames, not only because of illegal behavior but, as always, because of infidelity and inappropriate choices.

Prenups become popular.

More and more couples are realizing the benefits of prenuptial agreements. You don’t have to be wealthy to qualify for a prenup. You simply need to have something that you want to protect, whether that is money, property, ideas, or inheritances. A prenup can also be designed to outline couples’ behaviors in their union, from social media usage to how often they see the in-laws to how often they are intimate. Many couples are considering prenups an insurance policy for their relationship, and a deterrent of bad behavior to help them avoid divorce.

Keep in mind, of course, that not all divorce is bad – in fact, some people are better off being unmarried. The most important thing, if you do decide to pursue a Michigan divorce this year, is to connect yourself with a knowledgeable attorney who can help you navigate the entire divorce process. Schedule your free consultation with Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb, MI.


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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