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Domestic Violence and Child Custody Cases

Leaving an abusive relationship is hard. Managing ongoing contacts with an abusive former partner with whom you share a child can be even harder. Understanding the interplay between domestic violence and child custody cases can help, giving you and y… Read More
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What Happens to Frozen Embryos in a Divorce?

Science is making it easier for same-sex couples and families struggling with infertility to have children. But Michigan’s family law statutes aren’t keeping up with the times. That can create problems for couples when the stress of failed concep… Read More
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Establishing Power of Attorney for Your Adult Child

Young adults often continue to depend on their parents even after they turn 18 or go to college. If you are a parent trying to help your teenager transition to adulthood, establishing power of attorney for your adult child may help to smooth the way… Read More
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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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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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How to Establish Paternity in Michigan

Establishing paternity is often considered a “father’s rights” issue, but making sure your child has two legal parents can be important for moms and dads alike. Here is how to establish paternity in Michigan, and an explanation of why you want… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Parenting
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Co-Parenting and Joint Custody Tips

The end of your divorce or custody case is only the start of your co-parenting relationship with your former spouse or partner. Co-parenting can be difficult, especially if you had a high-conflict legal case. But these co-parenting and joint custody… Read More
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Best Interests of the Child in Michigan Custody Cases

Anytime children are involved in a court case, including a divorce or child custody complaint, it can be hard for parents to set aside their own desires and do what is best for their children. The Michigan Child Custody Act lays out 12 “best intere… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody, Parenting
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Does Your Case Need a Parenting Coordinator?

Co-parenting with an ex-spouse or former partner isn’t always easy. Differences in priorities, emotional wounds, and ongoing struggles for control can turn even the simplest questions about your child’s care into a battle. If you are looking for… Read More
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2021 Guide to Michigan Parenting Time

During your divorce or separation most separated families will create a parenting time schedule that controls who will care for the children on what days and times. These plans can be flexible or specific, but they should always reflect your child’… Read More
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