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Mediation for an amicable divorce

Couples in Michigan who are going through a divorce may want to consider mediation if they are respectful of each other. This process, while not for everyone, is a way for both parties to discuss what they want in front of a neutral party who can help them come up with a plan that is satisfactory to both.

Infidelity, emotions and the end of marriage

From custody disputes to financial concerns, divorce can be difficult for diverse reasons. However, some people have additional challenges when it comes to the end of marriage. For example, a married couple may be struggling with one party's infidelity, which can be tough both for each spouse. Not only does our law firm know how stressful the process of divorce can be, but we also realize that couples who are struggling with infidelity or other contentious issues may be experiencing depression, anger and other strong emotions.

What happens when parents fail to pay child support?

Whether you have child support obligations as a non-custodial parent or are counting on these payments to help raise your child, back child support can make life hard. When a non-custodial parent falls behind on child support for one reason or another, both parties may face hardships. For example, failing to pay child support in Michigan may result in the garnishment of wages or tax refunds, prison and financial penalties. However, these missed payments can also affect children and custodial parents.

Divorce and kids returning to school

There are a multitude of considerations you may have to go over with regard to divorce. For example, you and your marital partner may disagree about how property will be split up, or you could find yourself involved in a difficult custody dispute or stressed out because of a child support order. If you have children, divorce can present additional challenges. Our law firm knows that parents in Rochester and other parts of Michigan may have a hard time discussing divorce with their children. Moreover, there are certain times of year, such as during holidays and when kids are preparing to head back to school after summer break, when talking about divorce can be even more difficult.

Unique ways to reduce your stress during divorce

If you are working your way through the process of divorce, or have already ended your marriage, you may be facing many challenges, from a custody dispute to financial issues concerning the division of property or alimony. However, you may also be facing emotional hardships, such as depression, anger, or stress. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to reduce stress, which is especially important for those working through all different types of family law matters.

How does divorce affect taxes?

If you are contemplating divorce, or have found yourself in the midst of divorce-related challenges, you could have a wide variety of questions and wonder how splitting up with your spouse will affect your future. From custody to child support and property division, divorce can be stressful for people across Michigan. Moreover, it is important to be aware of other ways divorce could affect you, such as the impact it might have on your taxes.

Family-owned businesses and divorce

If you and the person you are married to have been discussing divorce, there may be a number of unique details surrounding your situation that can have an impact on your decision to split up and life afterward. For example, a number of questions may be raised if you have children or are unsure of how your marital property will be divided. At Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, we also know that some couples in Michigan may struggle with divorce because they have a family-owned business that will be affected by their decision to end the marriage.

Addressing the emotional toll of divorce

Sometimes, married couples determine that it is time to end their marriage for an array of reasons. From infidelity to incompatibility, divorce happens for all sorts of reasons in Rochester, and across Michigan. At Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., our law firm is very aware of the different emotional issues that can arise over the course of the divorce process and afterward.

How can I lessen the emotional toll of divorce?

If you have talked about the prospect of divorce with your spouse, are already in the middle of the divorce process, or have recently split up with your marital partner, you may be going through different challenges. In Rochester, and cities across all of Michigan, couples in this position may struggle due to custody issues, child support, the distribution of property, and many other matters. Furthermore, family law issues can generate strong emotions, such as anger or depression and significant stress. However, there may be various ways for you to reduce the emotional toll of divorce.

Going over the consequences of unpaid child support

For those who are considering divorce or have found themselves in the middle of the process, there are often a myriad of topics to consider. For example, couples in Rochester and other parts of Michigan may disagree about the distribution of marital property. However, divorce is often more complex for those who have children. In addition to custody disputes, some may face challenges related to child support. Moreover, it is vital to understand how unpaid child support can have consequences for all parties.

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