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How Can I Stay Civil When Co-Parenting During the Holidays?

Navigating the holiday season while co-parenting can present its own unique set of challenges. It's a period marked by coordinating schedules, managing expectations, and sometimes dealing with unresolved conflicts. However, amidst these hurdles, it's paramount to focus on the well-being of the children involved. At Iafrate & Salassa, P.C., we recognize these complexities and are here to offer practical advice…

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Who is Considered an Unfit Parent?

It is common for parties to make accusations and allegations of misconduct during a divorce or family law case, but there are some situations where there are serious concerns about parental fitness. This issue arises in connection with Michigan child custody, which state law terms allocation of parental responsibilities. The general preference is for parents to share in decision-making, though…

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How Can I Help My Child Cope With My Divorce?

Divorce is part of life. The Michigan Department Of Community Health (MDCH) reports that 20,759 married couples got divorced in the state in 2020 alone. While going through a divorce is always challenging, it can bring an additional level of stress for parents of young children.  The good news is that there are proactive strategies that you can use to…

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How to Help Your Child Deal Effectively With Your Divorce

The breakup of a marriage can be devastating for everyone involved. While the adults grapple with the legal issues surrounding the breakup of their marriage and the fallout with family and friends, children are often left with unanswered questions about the divorce and what will happen in the future. Fortunately, young people are resilient and can recover quickly, provided their…

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How is Child Custody Determined?

Courts in Michigan determine child custody by focusing on the best interests of the child, and a variety of factors outlined under Michigan law. It is important for parents to know that the court can look at many different factors when deciding whether a parent should have sole custody or the parents should share joint custody, and what type of…

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Can I Relocate My Kids Out of State During Divorce Proceedings?

It is not uncommon for people to get a divorce and then shortly afterward want to move out of the state. Michigan regularly has one of the highest jobless rates in the country and so, people may want to move to find new employment. Many times, people simply want to move to another state to be closer to family after…

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