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January has long been known as divorce month. Any Michigan divorce attorney will tell you that there is typically an increase in couples choosing to make their split official after the holidays. One element of this reality that is changing, however, is that there are...
December 4, 2018
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january divorce michiganYour marriage may be O-V-E-R, but it’s still important to be smart about your next move. If you’re planning to file for a Michigan divorce any day, there are several reasons to consider waiting until the calendar rolls over into January to make a move.

You can’t outsmart the tax changes.

Maybe you’re aware that in 2018 the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will weigh heavily on people paying spousal support: There will be no adjustments for paying or receiving alimony.

Filing for divorce in December doesn’t mean you can outsmart the system. It’s when your divorce is settled that determines how your taxes will shake out. And filing in December means your divorce won’t be settled until 2019 at the earliest.

That means you won’t receive a spousal support tax deduction if you’re the one paying alimony. If you’re the one receiving spousal support, you win – the new tax law doesn’t make you declare the payments as income. This means there may be a tug of war when it comes to spousal support negotiations – the payor will want to pay less because there is no tax break for them.

You’re too busy anyway.

It’s December. No matter what holiday you do or don’t celebrate this month, it’s a busy time of year, whether you’re traveling, working extra hours to take more time off from work, preparing for holiday feasts and gift-giving, decorating, or attending social events. There is a lot going on.

If you’re in an unhappy marriage you may want to just get out so you can enjoy the season without tension and arguing. But, really, do you have time to think clearly about it all? It’s OK to give yourself permission to wait until the new year to file for divorce. You and your soon-to-be ex could even agree to wait it out and try to make one last happy holiday for your family or, at the very least, make it through all your obligations and head into the new year resolved to change your lives for good.

Rushing is not helpful in any divorce.

You can’t make a divorce happen faster just because you’re desperate to get out of your marriage. In the state of Michigan, a divorce that involves children will go through at least a six-month process if not longer. Divorces that do not involve children take a minimum of 60 days to complete, and even that is being optimistic.

Divorce takes time. Financial information must be gathered, paperwork must be filed, negotiations must be carried out, snags arise and need to be addressed. No matter your financial or parental situation, every Michigan couple who wants a divorce will have to wait at least two months for their split to be final. Which means, in December you’re already too late to get your divorce finalized in this calendar year.

Trying to speed up the process for tax purposes, to avoid more stress, or to just get it done will not help you emotionally or financially. If you’re ready to talk about divorce, contact Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb, Michigan, for your no-cost consultation so you can settle on the best course of action for yourself and your family.


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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