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Do Non-Custodial Parents Have Rights to Their Children’s Medical and Educational Records?

The line between parental rights and legal custody can sometimes be hard to see. Often custodial parents, school administrators, and even doctors can misunderstand a non-custodial parent’s rights to their children’s medical records. Find out what… Read More
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Harnessing the Power of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law: Back to the Basics

Here in Washtenaw County, our family law attorneys are no strangers to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and resolving matters outside of court proceedings. The spirit of encouraging clients to work out disputes within mediation, collaborative div… Read More
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Tips for Scheduling Parenting Time in Blended Families

When your kids’ parenting time is controlled by two or more separate court orders, it can be hard to get everyone on the same page. Here are some tips for scheduling parenting time in blended families. Scheduling Parenting Time with Step-Siblings a… Read More
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Steps to Take After a Divorce is Final

The divorce process can sometimes feel long and emotionally difficult, making it tempting to move on and forget about it after the final divorce decree is entered. But before you finish this chapter of your life, there are some steps you will later t… Read More
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The Evolving Law of Same-…

The Evolving Law of Same-Sex Marriages

Gay and Lesbian families face special challenges because of Michigan’s law on same-sex marriages. There are thousands of gay and lesbian families in Ann Arbor and across Michigan. Now that gay marriage is legal nationwide, many of those families ha… Read More
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Lessons from Covid: Impor…

Lessons from Covid: Importance of Estate Planning in Place for the Unexpected

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, it is that we are all at risk of an unexpected illness or untimely death. If there’s one legal lesson to learn from this tragedy, it is the importance of estate planning, even for relatively y… Read More
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What is Divorce Discovery…

What is Divorce Discovery, and What is Included?

You may know everything about life with your spouse, but the attorneys and the judge don’t. Sometimes, one spouse may not even know about key financial issues. Divorce discovery helps to fill in the gaps and collect information in a form that can b… Read More
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Contempt of Court in Mich…

Contempt of Court in Michigan Family Law Cases

Sometimes a former, or soon-to-be former, spouse or co-parent can make your life difficult by refusing to pay support or cooperate with parenting time or fighting your efforts to resolve your divorce. When inconvenience and annoyance crosses the line… Read More
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How to Protect Assets in…

How to Protect Assets in a Divorce

When a marriage relationship ends, both spouses often look for ways to get out with their separate property in the divorce. Knowing how to protect your separate assets ahead of time can be essential. Particularly if you have heirlooms, inheritances,… Read More
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Same Sex Adoption in Mich…

Same Sex Adoption in Michigan

If you are one of the 373,000 LGBTQ+ residents in the state of Michigan, you may have seen a lot of conflicting news about same sex adoption in the state. It might make you worried about what will happen to your children if you and your spouse divorc… Read More
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