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January 2020 Archives

Why does alimony exist?

If you get divorced and the court orders you to pay alimony, you may find yourself questioning their decision. The relationship is over. Why should you have to pay money -- even on a temporary basis -- to someone to whom you're no longer married?

Why am I subject to wage garnishment?

When you have a debt that you have not paid, you will likely receive frequent communication from the creditor or a debt collector that they have hired. Many people who have no intention of paying back the debt ignore such communication. Those who have become overwhelmed with debt may not even be aware of the extent of their debts, because they have become overwhelmed by their financial struggles.

Breaking the bad news: Telling your spouse you want out

Once you've decided to seek a divorce, the hard part begins -- but, first, you have to get through the process of explaining your decision to your spouse. If you've been fighting a lot, maybe the news will come as a relief. If you're like a lot of couples, however, your marriage may have been casually drifting along for a while, held together mostly through inertia. The sudden change can end up being a devasting shock to your partner.

How marital property is divided in Michigan

When going through a divorce, it is important to understand the difference between marital and separate property. Separate property is not subject to division at divorce, while marital property is. Therefore, the first and perhaps most crucial part of the property division process is to correctly categorize assets.

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