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Financial mistakes common in divorce: 4 tips to avoid them

Money is one of most common things couples fight about during a marriage. It is no surprise that it is a major worry during almost every divorce.

Making mistakes is easy whether you controlled the finances or not. The divorce process is more of a marathon than a sprint. Following these tips will protect your financial future as you cope with divorce fatigue and want to get the process over.

Do mothers have the upper hand in child custody disputes in Michigan?

Many people assume fathers always face an uphill battle in child custody disputes. Do mothers really always have the advantage?

In Michigan, the Child Custody Act is gender-neutral. In fact, it favors shared parenting plans in which the child will continue to have relationships with both the mother and father.

How will your child custody order affect your child support?

When one parent has sole physical or residential custody of a child, the other parent is typically required to pay child support to the custodial parent. This is because, in Michigan, all parents are required to support their children, and custodial parents meet this obligation by having custody.

However, when parents share physical custody of their children after a divorce or split, they often wonder how this will affect child support rights or obligations.

Should you wait until after the holidays to file for divorce?

When it comes to ending a marriage, timing is everything. The level of stress, emotional anguish and even the financial costs can vary based upon when you file for divorce

For example, many couples who have decided to split wait to do so until after the holidays. In fact, anecdotal evidence shows that January, February and March tend to be the most popular months for divorce. Why wait?

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