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Spousal Support Has No Guidelines in Michigan

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. This means that when a marriage dissolves all marital matters are legally resolved. When it comes to spousal support, there are no guidelines to follow such as that of child support. Since spousal support is not part of the...

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Tips on Being Prepared for Divorce Court | Jackson, MI

One of the most intimidating aspects of divorce can be stepping in to the court room. Your demeaner in the courtroom speaks volumes to the judge and can influence their opinion as well as the outcome of your divorce. Divorce can bring out the worst in us. In most...

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Relationship Killers; Heading towards Divorce?

There are tons of problems that can chip away at a relationship. Some bigger than others. Whether it’s a complaint, a behavior or an issue, marital problems don’t discriminate and can lead to a split. Here are a few of the biggest relationship killers that seem to...

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Getting Through the Holidays During a Divorce

Just because you are dealing with divorce, it doesn’t mean you have to dread the holidays. No matter how dreary the holiday season may feel, it is possible to catch a glimpse of hope and joy. Here are a few tips to keep in mind whether you are in the middle of a split...

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How to Support a Friend Through Their Divorce

If your friend is going through a divorce, it can be hard to know what to say or do. When times are tough, it’s important to stand by your friend. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you are trying to be supportive. First, don’t judge. In other words, keep your...

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Behaviors to Avoid During a Possible Divorce

Ending a marriage is never easy, especially when only one of you wants “out”.  If you are all “in” and want to do whatever it takes to save the relationship, there are a few behaviors to avoid. Or, if you have already thrown in the towel and feel as if you don’t want...

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More Ways to Make Joint Custody Work

Last month our blog offered a few tips on how to make joint custody work. This month we have a few more tips to share. At Rappleye & Rappleye, P.C.  Jackson, MI working family issues out is our mission, especially divorce issues. When a family unit is breaking, it’s...

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Making Joint Custody Work

Sharing child custody isn’t always easy. Kids being shuffled from house to house, coordinating schedules and after school activities, and let’s not forget splitting the holidays.  Making all these decisions with someone that you are not married to any longer can be...

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Challenges of Divorce Later in Life

Divorce does not discriminate. It can happen to any couple. Even marriages that have lasted decades have fallen victim. It is not uncommon for couples who have raised families, built a life together, and are now approaching retirement to decide to go their separate...

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Tips on How to Deal With a Difficult Ex Post-Divorce

Dealing with an ex-spouse after divorce can be difficult. There can be a lot of negative feelings that allow for frustrating and hurtful exchanges. You may view each other as enemies and sadly, if there are children, they are usually caught in the middle. If you are...

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