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April 2018 Archives

What are reasons that I shouldn't handle my own divorce?

Everyone these days seems to rely on self-help books and the internet to learn how to do just about anything. When it comes to couples looking to divorce, many couples feel inclined to do the same in the hope that they can shave a few dollars off the cost of putting an end to their marriage.

Why it's imperative for everyone to have wills

When many hear about wills, they automatically think two things. First, they think that they're a document that you only draft when you're of an advanced age. Second, many believe that they're only necessary for the wealthy. Neither is a correct assumption though.

Some injured workers may qualify for SSDI and workers' comp

Each year, countless workers are forced to take time off of work in order to battle an illness or to recuperate from injuries they've suffered. Fortunately, there are two different types of compensation claims that individuals can file to either cover their medical bills or lost wages. Which one you qualify for greatly depends on whether your injury is work-related or not.

A mental illness could be grounds for disability benefits

When a medical condition or serious physical injury prevents a Michigan resident from working, that individual could be eligible for benefits through the Social Security Administration. You may not know that disability benefits are also available to individuals who have certain types of mental conditions. 

Millennial divorces decline, are contested less often

A recent analysis of data among those ages 25 to 39 shows that divorce rates among this population have been swiftly declining since 1990. It's believed that this reduction in divorce has to do with this population getting married later in life. A Pew Research Center study conducted in 2016 showed that women were getting married, on average, at 27.4 years of age and men at 29.5 years old that year.