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4 things to know if a business is part of a divorce

A business is a tremendous asset for many people. While it is true that many businesses will end up shuttering their doors, a successful business is a major factor in the property division process if you are going through a divorce. When you are going through a divorce, you must keep a close eye on the claims your ex-husband is making regarding the business. 

Many divorce courts are considering pet custody issues

When dividing assets at the end of a marriage, it is often necessary to valuate some of the belongings. However, there are often possessions that have mere sentimental value to one or the other spouse, and those assets may be used as pawns or weapons during the divorce. Too often in Michigan, pets are included in these scenarios. In some states, however, more couples are asking courts to consider their pets more like children than possessions.

Divorce trends show couples marrying and divorcing later in life

Pew Research Center for Health Statistics has just released its latest report concerning current trends in marriage in the United States. In cooperation with the U.S. Census Bureau, Pew examined various age groups and their tendencies to marry and divorce at different times of life. While divorce rates among younger couples in Michigan and elsewhere are still high, baby boomers are catching up quickly. In fact, the rate of divorce among couples between ages 50 and 70 nearly tripled in the past 25 years.

Legislation seeks compassionate treatment of pets during divorce

To some people, pets are more than animals -- they are family. Michigan pet owners may have been wondering when the courts would change the way they deal with animals in divorce cases. In most states, pets are considered property, and they are divided the same way furniture and garden tools are divided. In numerous instances, pet owners have asked in vain for judges to decide on custody and visitation arrangements for their dogs or cats.

Does my divorce threaten my inheritance?

One of the most complicated aspects of many divorces is determining a fair settlement and division of marital assets. However, when one or both partners received an inheritance during the marriage, what is fair can take on a totally different meaning. After all, most people do not save their whole lives just to have half of what they left to an heir taken because a marriage did not last.

Getting through a divorce without losing your assets

As divorce rates continue to soar for adults over 50 - particularly for baby boomers 65 and older - many divorcing spouses worry about splitting up their assets. Those with significant assets to protect have misgivings about losing what they worked a lifetime to enjoy.

Tips for keeping your 'business wits' during a divorce

The problem with divorce is that it's virtually impossible not to take it personally, no matter how kind, peaceful and conciliatory the process happens to be. For this reason - in addition to benefiting from legal expertise and experience - spouses hire divorce lawyers to represent them in order to keep their emotional wits about them.

How to avoid stress over the holidays during a divorce

There are few things harder than not spending the holidays with your child, but for many parents, this is the reality during a divorce. A child can only be in so many places at one time, and when visitation rights and custody are being argued, it can simply be difficult to negotiate where your child ends up for the holidays. Here are a few tips for helping your child get through this time of year, when plans may not be set in stone.

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