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September 2014 Archives

The basics of child custody relocation in Michigan

If you are considering relocating with your child after a divorce in Michigan, you may be facing a longer legal proceeding than you thought. If you do not have the buy-in from your ex-spouse in connection with the long-distance move, you could find yourself spending a significant amount of time battling about child custody in court. Before you pursue a relocation with your child, educate yourself about the rules of the move in the state of Michigan. We have provided you with a short primer about the basic regulations governing this topic.

Scores of workers have wages garnished for child support funds

What percentage of Americans have their wages garnished? Although you think this number might be relatively low, the truth might surprise you. A whopping one in 10 workers with annual incomes between $25,000 and $40,000 have their wages garnished. About 40 percent of those whose wages are garnished nationwide are subject to this action because of child support payments.

Consider planning for your Michigan divorce

The idea of planning for a divorce may seem a bit counter-intuitive; after all, doesn't divorce "sneak up" on most people? The fact is that many Michigan residents start considering dissolving their marriage during back-to-school time. The vacation suitcases are stored, the kids are spending the day in class -- and parents begin mulling over the idea of a divorce. Before you take the plunge and file the formal paperwork, you should take a few steps to protect your personal financial and legal interests.

Understanding key child custody terms

Parents of Michigan children may be confused as they head into a divorce proceeding. Just what does a judge mean when handing down child custody orders that include physical custody and legal custody? It is true that many terms and processes related to family law can be a bit disorienting for those not familiar with the proceedings. That is why an experienced legal team is an essential ally as you head into your child custody negotiations.