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How many Americans file for divorce per year?

Sometimes, people get married too soon, without spending enough time together to know that they are not compatible. Additionally, some people may fall out of love due to physical or emotional abuse, an affair or some other factor. For many couples who are going through this, divorce becomes necessary. If you are thinking about moving ahead with a divorce, it is important to know that there are many other people who are going through this as well.

Moving forward with a special needs trust

Sometimes, people become unable to care for themselves due to a devastating brain injury, dementia, Alzheimer's disease or some other hardship. In other instances, children with special needs may be nearing the age of adulthood and a family may be concerned about their care. Sometimes, special needs trusts are an excellent way to address these concerns and these trusts offer a number of benefits for many people. Our law office knows how challenging it can be for families in Rochester and all over Michigan to work through these issues, but identifying the right option and creating a trust that helps provide for a loved one with special needs can be very relieving.

Other life changes after a divorce

Sometimes, people have a tendency to focus on the potential downsides of divorce, such as anxiety over a custody dispute and concerns about the financial impact of splitting up with a spouse. However, there are many other ways in which peoples' lives may change for the better once they move on from an unhealthy marriage. For example, some people who may have been subjected to mistreatment on a regular basis may be able to live a healthier, happier life. Moreover, people may make positive changes with respect to their lifestyle.

Paying child support after an unexpected health crisis

Various changes in life can make paying child support difficult or even impossible. For example, being let go at work or discovering that all of your savings have been drained due to identity theft or some other issue can be very problematic if you are obligated to pay child support. Medical crises can also cause people to fall behind on their child support payments, especially if they arose out of the blue. Medical care can be overwhelmingly expensive and some people may not have the financial resources to handle a costly procedure or health emergency.

Fulfilling your obligations as a non-custodial parent

Ending a marriage can be challenging, but those who have children sometimes go through an even more complicated divorce. Moreover, the divorce process as well as various family law issues that arise after the divorce can differ from the perspective of a custodial parent versus a non-custodial parent. If you are a non-custodial parent, you may be dealing with different hurdles. Aside from negative emotions that may have arisen in the wake of a custody dispute and court ruling, you could be facing financial difficulties as well. It is crucial to make sure that your obligations as a non-custodial parent are fulfilled, however.

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