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    No matter how studious a child is, the month of August is one that they want to stretch out as much as possible to avoid the return to the classroom. This stress is compounded if they’re living in a household where their parents are getting a divorce. You have the power to make back-to-school time easier for your kids even though the rest of their life – and yours – is in flux.

    Do Things Together

    If you and your ex are amicable, do as many back-to-school activities together as possible, like shopping for school supplies, clothes, and shoes. To make life easier on your child, during this outing you can make sure they have all the school items they need at both of your homes, so they don’t have to worry about whether they’ll be stuck without a supply they need. Lighten their already heavy mental load and minimize their anxiety by helping them be prepared.

    Be Present

    Attend orientations and back-to-school nights, whether together or separately. When both you and your ex know what’s what and who’s who, it’ll take the pressure off your kids to continually remind you of the names of their teachers, their schedule, and other obligations. Be the responsible parents that you are and make it a point to know what’s happening in your child’s academic and social life.

    Notify the School

    If your divorce was recently started, then your child’s school has no idea what’s going on – make them and your child’s teacher(s) aware so they have both parents’ contact information and know who to reach out to in case of emergency or academic concerns. You may also need to relay parenting time plans to your child’s school if it affects drop-off and pick-up. You can expect that your child may act out or go inward as a stress response to the change in their family life. The compassion of teachers and administrators will be a welcome support for both your child and you as everyone learns to adjust to this new reality.

    Agree on Consistency

    Keeping rules the same across two households is a challenge, especially for couples who are not divorcing amicably. If possible, talk to your ex about creating and enforcing rules for the school year specifically that hold in both homes so your minor child knows what’s expected of them in both places. This is another gift you can give your child – rules that are the same no matter which parent they’re with.

    Talk to Your Child

    No matter the age of your child, your Michigan divorce will be a big deal for them. They’ll be dealing with their own emotions and then they’ll be faced with nosey parents who may approach them about your split or peers who are curious about what’s happening in their personal life. Create a game plan with your little one, tween, or teen so they always know the best way to answer so, if they want to, they can avoid having a conversation about your divorce.

    If you are ready to file for a Michigan divorce, schedule a consultation with Michigan Divorce Help for advice and support.

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    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, Michigan Divorce Help 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 Michigan Divorce Help, 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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