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3 steps for uncovering hidden assets in your divorce

If you have the feeling that your ex-spouse is hiding assets from you during your divorce process, you might be correct. The truth is, hiding assets is unlawful, but it's also fairly common. If you suspect that the hidden assets exceed $500 or $1,000, you might want to expend some of your resources to look deeper into the matter.

Getting married too early could lead to divorce

Many things could, in theory, lead to divorce. Financial stress. Infidelity. Addiction. These are just a few examples. You may not have much control over some of them; if your spouse gets addicted to gambling or isn't faithful to the marriage, it puts you in a tough position.

Prenuptial agreements aren't just for Michigan's rich

If asked who should draft a prenuptial agreement, most people would respond that only people of means should. That's far from the case though. In fact, many people with limited assets have begun requesting prenups in recent years. You may wonder what's the profile of those who request them and what motivates them to do it.

Tackle the emotional trauma that can accompany divorce

The emotional trauma that you may experience during a contentious divorce can have a big impact on the decisions you make at this critical time. The problem is that following your heart and making emotional decisions might not be in your best interests. In order to avoid this, you have to examine your emotions and determine how you can move forward. We are here to help you learn about your options throughout the divorce process.

Opioids have left more Michigan grandparents raising grandkids

The numbers of grandparents both in Michigan and across the country that are having to take on the responsibility for caring for their grandchildren full time have increased steadily in recent years. This uptick in grandparents raising their grandkids has largely been fueled by the opioid epidemic that has swept across the Midwest particularly hard.

What happens with my disability benefits when I divorce?

If you ask most couples what motivated them to pursue a divorce, then they'll likely tell you infidelity, joblessness, kids leaving the home, falling out of love and divergent careers. It's not all that uncommon for couples to split up because a spouse develops mental health issues or becomes physically disabled either. If you receive disability benefits, then you may wonder what happens to them once you divorce.

4 ways social media can damage a relationship

Social media is a fixture of modern life. Odds are that you and your spouse are using it in one fashion or another. While it can be helpful and fun, you have to remember that it also poses a bit of a risk. It can damage your relationship in some ways you may not expect.

Divorce negotiations should be goal-oriented

With most things, the more we do them, the more successful we'll become. With divorce, though, most of us will only get one shot at it during our lifetime. Taking tips from others who have gone through a divorce may be our only option if we want to do things right. Knowing common pitfalls others have encountered in settling their divorce can help you make more effective choices for yourself.