The 5 Divorce Options: How to Choose the Right One for You

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What Are My Options for Divorce?

I’m sure you’ve heard the statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce. But I bet you never thought your marriage would be one of them.

No one does.

Making the decision to end your marriage was (or will be) one of the biggest and most difficult decisions you have ever made in your life.

And you didn’t take this decision lightly.

But what you may not have realized at the time was that this would not be the only important decision you’d need to make. It was actually the first of many…

The next thing you’ll need to decide is how to get a divorce.

So what ARE the divorce options available to you?

And how do you choose the option that’s right for you in your particular situation?

Those questions and more will be answered in this post.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyers

Facing a Gray Divorce? Watch Out for These 7 Critical Issues

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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  • If you're an older couple divorcing after a long-term marriage, it's referred to as a gray divorce.
  • In a gray divorce, there are a number of critical issues you need to be aware of so your divorce doesn't go sideways.
  • If you don't want to waste money or time on your divorce, or add stress to your life, here's what to do to get the best result.

While divorce rates have flattened for most age groups, there is one segment of the population where divorce rates are actually increasing - couples in long-term marriages.

A phenomenon known as gray divorce.

Certainly divorce is difficult no matter how long you've been married or how old you are. But if you're divorcing after a long-term marriage, there's a whole lot you need to know - and watch out for!

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Topics: Divorce Mediation

Determining Alimony in Michigan in 2020

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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Alimony in Michigan

Spousal Support Michigan

You and your spouse have decided to divorce. And you've got a lot of worries on your mind.

Things like:

  • “Will I be able to stay in the house?”
  • “How am I going to make ends meet?”
  • “Can I really afford my own health insurance?”
  • “Will I ever be able to retire or contribute to my IRA / 401(k)?”

These fears are typical for couples seeking a divorce in Michigan, and have one main thing in common:


When it comes to money and divorce, there's one topic that's more painful to think about, more sensitive to discuss, and more challenging to resolve than this one.

So whether you call it alimony or spousal support (the commonly used term in a Michigan divorce), or maintenance, coming to an agreement that will require one ex-spouse to pay money to the other ex-spouse to support their lifestyle is complicated, to say the least.

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