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How is a military divorce different?

Whether military or civilian, your divorce is often a trying time that places a good deal of mental and emotional stress on you, your ex-partner, and your family. When navigating the complexities of divorce in Michigan courts, you may find the complications daunting. Even more daunting is realizing that divorce may treat you differently as the former spouse of an enlisted service member. However, this does not necessarily need to be a cause for concern. So what makes a military divorce different?

What happens if your ex-spouse fails to pay child support?

Divorce can often mean a frightening new beginning for both you and your children. Even more frightening can be the looming financial instability when you're settling in a new Michigan home and restructuring your life. Of course child support payments from your former spouse are meant to help, but what happens if your spouse fails to pay your court-ordered child support agreements?

Divorce and asset distribution

Couples going through a divorce in Michigan have a lot of decisions to make regarding living situations post-separation, child custody, spousal support and asset division. There are numerous factors that affect how property and other assets are divided between spouses, and some result in equal distribution while others do not.

Conversations about divorce during the holidays

You might have recently attended a family celebration during Thanksgiving, or you could be planning on seeing your loved ones during Christmas in a matter of weeks. During the holidays, various stressors can arise and you may have a number of topics to discuss with those in your family. However, this can be particularly true for those who are in the middle of separating from their spouse or have already divorced. For example, your relatives might ask you why your spouse is not present or question you about rumors they have heard.

How to emotionally prepare for divorce

Going through a divorce is hard, and being unprepared makes things even worse. Men and women in Michigan need to have their finances in order and have a plan for taking care of the children, but it is also helpful to be emotionally prepared as this will assist in making the process a little easier.

Filing for divorce with seasonal affective disorder

With darker, colder weather, some people experience depression or feel a loss of energy. For those who are splitting up with their spouse, or anticipating a divorce, seasonal affective disorder can make the end of marriage more challenging. If you suffer from this condition, however, you should not give up. It is essential for you to do what you can to work towards an outcome that will protect your interests and account for the best interests of your children, if you have kids. Not only is it possible to successfully work through the divorce process with SAD, but people who understand the challenges associated with SAD and do their best to prevent this disorder from interfering with their divorce may benefit from a more favorable end result.

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.

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