What does it take to make a marriage in Michigan?Apparently, you have to have more than the blessing of your pastor or priest and your personal vows of commitment before God. In specific, you have to have a marriage license -- because marriage is a legal contract that confers specific legal obligations and property rights. A commitment ceremony may be an emotional and spiritual contract -- but it isn't the same thing.
It's not uncommon to dread the mere idea of bringing up the subject of a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse. It isn't exactly the most romantic topic in the world, is it? Plus, there's always the possibility that your intended will react badly to the whole idea. After all, who wants to be bound to what could amount to a lifetime contract?
The steps that bring a couple to the brink of divorce are usually so painful that it's hard to conceive the idea of a friendly, peaceful end to the marriage.
All kinds of fairy tales end with a young couple in love and a line that goes, "And they lived happily ever after." For the most part, research indicates that marriage does bring a lot of benefits.
Among divorce lawyers, the time immediately following the holidays is a special time all its own...it's often called "divorce season."
Divorce mediation is, in many ways, a kinder, gentler way to divorce. Mediation is much more cost-effective and efficient than a trial, and it fosters statistically better outcomes full of self-satisfaction and personal ownership.
Divorcing couples and their family law advisers are scrambling to cope with the possibility that alimony won't be tax deductible for divorce agreements signed in 2018.