Criminal charges are designed to rectify a social wrong; if a person commits a crime that damages society, fines or time in prison or jail eliminate the debt that person holds to citizens. But there are consequences for convicted people beyond the time spent fulfilling this debt. Many people never recover from the social and economic damage that a conviction confers.
There are few social preparations for child custody hearings. There was not one featured in an American movie until the 1970s. Very few people want to think or talk about the possibility, which is one reason a parent may want legal representation to prepare for a hearing.
Michigan is no stranger to harsh winter weather. Any state that often mandates doors built into the roofs of rural houses is ready for some wet snow to stack up. But the confidence of drivers in the Wolverine State can sometimes be a little too high, as there are often a lot of drivers on the roads even in terrible conditions.
No one starts the process of getting married with much of a thought to the process of getting divorced. But divorce is always likely enough to consider because the consequences of ignoring it are grave. Some lawyers recommend a prenuptial agreement to help guide expectations in that case, although some also have reservations about recommending it.
Divorce can be complicated, or it can run smoothly, and your actions have a lot to do with the process. If you and your spouse have substantial assets, you may worry about losing those that mean the most to you, both emotionally and financially.