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Premarital contracts are popular among millenials

Weddings in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, are popular events, as friends and family members gather to watch happy couples pledge eternal devotion to each other, giving oaths to live together as husband and wife til death do they part. Often, however, those impressive vows are superseded by other considerations, and the marriage only lasts until divorce do they part. Due to that undeniable fact, many wise millennials are protecting their futures by getting a premarital contract before they start planning a wedding.

Tips for a gray divorce

Divorcing later in life may seem very scary. However, you may know at least one or two people that have divorced in their 50s, 60s or even 70s that are not only doing well, but are thriving. However, coming through a divorce at any age takes preparation. When you are divorcing later in life, child custody may not be an issue, but dividing up property can make a significant difference for your divorce settlement.

An expensive divorce could have been even more expensive

Many St. Clair Shores, Michigan, couples start their married lives together with sacred vows in which they pledge eternal devotion to each other. Love, fun and adventure tend to be themes of weddings and honeymoons. However, the main theme of divorce is often cold hard cash, with one divorcing spouse seeking to part with as little of it as possible and the other divorcing spouse seeking to get as much of it as possible.

Divorce has expensive tax implications

Some St. Clair Shores, Michigan, couples make it to their 20th, 30th, 40th and even 50th anniversary, realizing their sacred marriage vows to one another to stick together through good times and through bad times, through sickness and through health. Other couples seem destined to divorce before the ink is dry on their marriage license, as they discover that they are not compatible. Those who do decide to get divorced should understand the tax ramifications of doing so.

Parents who owe child support should pay

The ideal for St. Clair Shores, Michigan, families is for their children to be raised by both of their parents in a happy, healthy home. Some children are fortunate enough to have that, but others experience situations in which their parents divorce. In those cases, both child custody and child support need to be addressed. Although many noncustodial parents pay the child support they are ordered to on a regular and timely basis, some do not.

Should you seek a modification in your divorce decree?

Circumstances change in every person's life, whether married, single or divorced. The difference is that when you are divorced, you may need the court's approval to make changes to certain aspects of your life. This is called a modification. When you are getting your divorce, the courts look at your present situation to lay out the decisions of custody, support and property division. When situations change, children get older or you get another job, for example, you can ask for a modification.

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