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Contempt a major factor in some divorces

A researcher and marriage counselor, John Gottman, has identified contempt, criticism, stonewalling and defensiveness as elements in a marriage that make it more likely to end in divorce. Of the four, contempt is the most destructive because shows a lack of respect between partners. When couples in Michigan engage in any of these behaviors, divorce could be in their future.

Spyware and GPS trackers used in some in divorce cases

After a separation or divorce, some people in Michigan could be the target of stalking by a former spouse. When the Justice Department did a study on stalking in 2012, it found that although 1.5 percent of the adult population reported experiencing stalking, that number went up to 3.3 percent for people who had been divorced or separated. Stalking may now be done by digital surveillance as people increasingly use GPS trackers and spyware to keep tabs on their ex-spouse's whereabouts and activities. Some attorneys say that clients can leave them criminally liable if they use evidence in the divorce gathered in an illegal way.

4 ways to help children through divorce

Divorce is a highly emotional time for everyone involved, especially the children. Though you may feel animosity toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse, it is important to keep that negativity away from the kids and focus on their best interests. The experience of the family separating will likely impact a child forever. Parents should recognize how important it is to show love, support and respectfulness throughout the process.

Dealing with a mortgage post-divorce

A house becomes a lot more than just an address after a few years. Home owners must put blood, sweat and tears into making it a home. You spend hours painting the walls, decorating each room and manicuring the lawn. After a while it becomes a part of who you are. This is why it is so hard to choose what to do with the house once you have decided upon a divorce.

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