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June 2017 Archives

Working through a will contest

When it comes to estate matters, there are an array of hurdles that can arise. Sometimes, people run into problems during the estate planning process, while families may face difficulties after a loved one has passed away. In Rochester, and in cities across all of Michigan, beneficiaries and executors may face challenge due to a will contest. At Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., we understand how essential it is for you to work through a will contest appropriately, regardless of the unique details of your circumstances.

How to help your children turn the page after your divorce

Divorce is a major life event that can be very disruptive to children in Michigan. One of the questions we often hear at Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., concerns how newly separated couples can help their kids to move past their issues so they can experience an easier transition to their new lives.

How do you divide military retirement pay in a divorce?

The need for information about issues unique to military divorce is underscored by the presence of various bases throughout the state, such as Selfridge Air Force Base, Camp Grayling, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Fort Custer Training Center, the Michigan National Guard Armory, and others. Accordingly, today's post explores the patchwork of federal and state laws that divorcing military couples in Michigan must navigate.

Are millennials too young to think about estate planning?

When you are young, healthy and single, preparing an estate plan is not something that comes to mind as easily, say, as preparing for your next vacation. Like many millennials, you are probably focused on your career and on new and engaging experiences. In short, you feel that putting an estate plan together will not be necessary for decades.

How do courts determine a child’s best interests?

If you are working through a divorce in Michigan, you may be facing all sorts of stress-inducing hurdles. For example, you could have anxiety over child support or the manner in which your marital property will be split up. However, disputes and uncertainty over the custody of children can be particularly emotional and it is vital to work towards an end result that serves your child’s best interests. So, how do courts decide what is in the best interests of children, anyway?

Tips for how to approach property division in your divorce

Although the parties in a divorce may have heated emotions, our family law firm recommends approaching issues of property division, spousal and/or child support methodically. In fact, Michigan courts encourage this careful approach by imposing a two-month waiting period after a divorce filing.

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