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The holidays are here and it’s time for sharing your children’s holiday time with your ex. I did some on-line research and talked with experienced Kalamazoo Family Law attorneys about the common problems for divorced parents this season and how to avoid or handle them.
If you’ve recently divorced and see the holidays coming fast, planning ahead will make certain things will go smoothly for you and your children. It’s important to anticipate problems and prevent them from turning a joyful season into a nightmare. Remember the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Todays grandparents find themselves taking on a greater role in the lives of their grandchildren. More frequently, grandparents are more active in parenting their grandchildren by doing everything from teaching values and entertaining to listening to their grandchildrens problems.
Whenever parties to a divorce or unmarried parents split up, there will have to be a decision as to where the minor children will primarily live and how often they will spend time with the other parent (parenting time).
Over the last two years, the economy has wreaked havoc on the American workplace. Michigan is struggling to come back from double digit unemployment, employees are increasingly unhappy at work, and both private and public employers continue to offer incentives to the most experienced and highest wage earners in an effort to downsize and improve the bottom line.
To file for a divorce in Michigan, the spouse filing the complaint for divorce or the responding spouse to that complaint must be a resident of Michigan for at least 180 days before the complaint is filed. Second, at least one of the separating spouses must have resided in the county where the complaint was filed for at least 10 days before the complaint is filed. If one or both of the residency requirements are not met, then the court does not have jurisdiction to hear and decide the divorce.
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