Will a legal separation shield you from joint marital debts?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. A recent article illustrates that, for many readers, confusion may still exist over the distinctions between legal separation and divorce. Under Michigan law, the two events are separate procedures. Specifically, a legal action called separate maintenance allows a …

Tips for how to approach property division in your divorce

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Monday, June 5, 2017. Although the parties in a divorce may have heated emotions, our family law firm recommends approaching issues of property division, spousal and/or child support methodically. In fact, Michigan courts encourage this careful approach by imposing a two-month waiting …

How do you divide military retirement pay in a divorce?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The need for information about issues unique to military divorce is underscored by the presence of various bases throughout the state, such as Selfridge Air Force Base, Camp Grayling, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Fort Custer Training Center, the …

What documents should you show your divorce attorney?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Friday, June 23, 2017. Although a divorce may involve heated emotions, it is still possible to prepare for your first meeting with your divorce attorney. Today‚Äôs post provides some practical ways for taking a proactive approach to your divorce. Timing is important, …

How to help your children turn the page after your divorce

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Divorce is a major life event that can be very disruptive to children in Michigan. One of the questions we often hear at Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C., concerns how newly separated couples can help their kids …

Going over the consequences of unpaid child support

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Friday, July 7, 2017. For those who are considering divorce or have found themselves in the middle of the process, there are often a myriad of topics to consider. For example, couples in Rochester and other parts of Michigan may disagree about …

How can I lessen the emotional toll of divorce?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Thursday, July 13, 2017. If you have talked about the prospect of divorce with your spouse, are already in the middle of the divorce process, or have recently split up with your marital partner, you may be going through different challenges. In …

Addressing the emotional toll of divorce

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Monday, July 24, 2017. Sometimes, married couples determine that it is time to end their marriage for an array of reasons. From infidelity to incompatibility, divorce happens for all sorts of reasons in Rochester, and across Michigan. At Bebout, Potere, Cox & …

How does divorce affect taxes?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Thursday, August 10, 2017. If you are contemplating divorce, or have found yourself in the midst of divorce-related challenges, you could have a wide variety of questions and wonder how splitting up with your spouse will affect your future. From custody to …

Family-owned businesses and divorce

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Thursday, August 3, 2017. If you and the person you are married to have been discussing divorce, there may be a number of unique details surrounding your situation that can have an impact on your decision to split up and life afterward. …