One big concern in divorce cases with children is whether the parents will reach a custody and parenting time agreement. There are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody is where the parties make major decisions about the child(ren) such as: where the kids go to school, what medical treatments they receive like Read More
What Every Father Facing Divorce Needs to Know Fathers’ not getting 50/50 custody is the product of past stereotypes. It used to be assumed that the woman would have more time to spend raising the children when being a stay at home wife was more common. Now women work outside the home just as much Read More
Divorce is a stressful time, especially if you aren’t prepared for it and can become worse if you don’t prepare properly. There are several steps you should take after being served with divorce papers, both to protect yourself and make the process as smooth as possible. Seek out Legal Counsel While getting an attorney may Read More
Every family is different, as is every child, so there is no ‘right way’ to talk to your children about your divorce. However, here are a few suggestions and things to keep in mind when approaching the subject: Keep it Simple and Age Appropriate Children don’t need to know all the details, especially the first Read More
What advice would you give to families in order to minimize the overall impact of divorce on their children?
Understand that no matter what your spouse has done or how much you hate them, you will have to have a relationship with them for the rest of your life. You cannot make them go away. Your children are the most important thing in the world and your anger, resentment, and hatred will only make Read More
Divorced parents who co-parent have wondered how parenting time issues will be effected with the Michigan State lockdown and the shut down of schools and other child care facilities, in addition to non essential businesses. Hopefully the impact will be minimal at best. In doing so, please keep these tips in mind when co parenting Read More