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Prison possible in failure to pay almost $30,000 in child support

Food, clothes, mortgage – it all adds up. Then, when one adds on the cost of school supplies and other necessities this time of year, the cost of raising a child appears to increase exponentially. Michigan courts have long recognized the need for both parents to bear financial responsibility for their children. As such, when parents divorce, it is likely that one parent will be responsible for making child support payments.

Child custody plans are not easy when one parent won't cooperate

Co-parenting with a disagreeable ex-spouse can make matters difficult, if not impossible. Trying to reach child custody agreements can be frustrating if one spouse cannot behave respectfully or refuses to compromise. Michigan parents may be forced to deal with such parenting partners by declining to continue a discussion once it begins to deteriorate into an argument. They may also determine to avoid any topics that incite tempers. However, while parental disagreements may be frustrating, there may be other matters that are more serious.

Parenting time an important part of child custody agreement

Children are an important consideration in a divorce. When the Michigan couple decides that the marriage cannot be salvaged, they still each have a responsibility to their children. As part of the divorce decree, child custody details are stated so that the children's best interest are protected.

More to property division than just agreeing on who gets what

Saving money is a good idea in many instances. Many Michigan couples use coupons, try to cut expenses and look for the best deals on their purchases. However, when it comes to divorce, saving money by attempting to do it themselves may actually cost them more in the end. Although they may agree on property division details, there can be specifics that are not considered but still end up proving costly.

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