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If you are a practicing attorney in this state that includes divorce or family law in your list of services, we invite you to list your bio and a link back to your web site in this section.

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#ChildSupport is one of the few areas of divorce that is somewhat predictable, in that Michigan uses a mathematical formula and the incomes of each parent to determine how much should be paid by one former spouse to another. Who cares for the children more generally gets the financial support, but a ruling can go in the other direction if facts warrant. Like the nose on your face, it may be obvious that the parent that gets primary custody gets the payments, so child support can be directly impacted by which parent cares more for the kids.

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It's not unusual for one or both parties to want to blast any record of the marriage into the stratosphere, but most annulment inquiries result in the party filing for a no-fault divorce instead of an annulment. To get an #Annulment   in this state, one must cite grounds from a short list of acceptable reasons (grounds) for requesting an annulment, and be prepared to provide valid proof to the court to support the request to void the marriage. Your marriage must be found to be void at its inception or voidable after discovery of a fact or condition during the marriage. Read on...

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Marital assets (and debt) will be divided using "Equitable Distribution", which guides the court to divide the assets in a fair and equitable manner, although not necessarily equally. For those parties who chose to have one parent be a "stay-at-home" parent while the other worked outside the home, it appears there is judicial sensitivity to the stay-at-home spouse's ability to be or become self-supporting, and the division of assets can be influenced by that consideration...
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Whether you call it separate maintenance, #Alimony   or spousal support, the decision will be made by the court based on the particulars of your marriage. Alimony granted to a party by the court can be temporary, for a specific period, or permanent. Remarriage or cohabitation can cause the alimony to be voided. Read more...

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Those attorneys that practice in this state and include collaborative divorce in their list of services are encouraged to list their bio and a link back to their web site in this section.
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In the absence of an agreement by the parties, the court will determine which parent will be responsible for caring for the children for a majority of time, and will make that decision based on a variety of factors, not least of which is the history of parenting by each spouse and how likely each parent is to elevate the importance of the relationship of his or her kids with the other parent.
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Rather than go straight to the divorce, couples can choose alternate routes to resolving their differences. Using the collaborative process or mediation can soften the harsh nature of divorce, and for couples not entirely committed to divorce, counseling can help the parties toward resolution.

Collaborative Law - the parties each hire an attorney trained in collaborative law and agree in writing to not allow their case to proceed to trial. The tenets of the collaborative process:

a.) the parties pledge not to litigate their disputes in court they pledge to honestly and voluntarily exchange information in a prompt and good-faith manner
b.) the attorneys resolve to arrive at solutions that take into account the couples' highest priorities and those of their children

Mediation - The parties hire a neutral mediator who is trained in facilitating compromise and agreement. Mediators are often lawyers specifically trained in conflict resolution.

Counseling - Used by couples who haven't entirely closed the door on reconciliation.

See our discussion on Collaborative Divorce --> http://bit.ly/1qjiNGM

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