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Child Support When You’re a Superstar Multi-Millionaire

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Miguel Cabrera’s season-ending injury is but one of the troubles the superstar millionaire is facing as the MLB’s All Star break fast approaches. The two-time American League MVP is embroiled in a legal battle with his one-time mistress over child support for their two children. High-Income Child Support Payors The baseball superstar has an… Read More »

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Life Insurance and Revocation Upon Divorce

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Last month, the SCOTUS heard oral argument on an interesting issue arising in most divorce cases. Life insurance policies are, by statute, automatically revoked between spouses upon a divorce here in Michigan and many other states. The case at the Supreme Court comes from Minnesota and involves the Husband’s designation of his ex-wife as… Read More »

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Digital Divorce Platforms

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Over the past few years, we’ve noted some flashy digital divorce platforms transitioning from beta to the marketplace. These platforms digitize the administrative aspects of divorce and reduce -sometimes even eliminate- the lawyers’ role. In January, California celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser rolled-out her latest product: an on-line divorce site. It’s Over Easy claims… Read More »

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When a Rapist Father is Awarded Child Custody

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By now, we have all heard about the child custody case in Sanilac County. A family court judge unwittingly awarded custody and parenting time to the rapist father of a minor child. At first there was confusion about the case; now, the blame is going around. Judge Gregory Ross signed what he described as… Read More »

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Grandparenting Rights and the Constitutional Interests of Parents

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A recently published Michigan Court of Appeals decision affirms that parents have a constitutional interest in raising their children. Statutory grandparenting rights do not trump a parent’s constitutional rights. Parents vs Grandparents In some families, conflicts over children arise between parents and grandparents. The Michigan legislature codified grandparents’ rights in a statute that prevents… Read More »

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Child Custody Motions Must Be Properly Labeled

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has considered a number of family law cases this term, including the case of John Lieberman and Kimberly Orr. The Court of Appeals was forced to answer the Shakespearean question, “What’s in a name?” As it turns out, a rose by any other name remains a rose. In this… Read More »

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Tri-Custody: Shared Custody with Three Parents

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What is Tri-Custody? Shared custody arrangements often arise in some non-traditional families. For example, a tri-custody arrangement is a child custody arrangement between three people: a father, his wife and the biological mother of the minor child. Here in Michigan, the applicable child custody statutes narrowly tailor the rights of third parties to minor… Read More »

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Child Support Calculator Available On-Line

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Used to be that family court litigants, when attempting to accurately calculate their child support, needed to check with a lawyer who owned proprietary software. Those days are over as the DHS Office of Child Support has now put a new child support calculator on-line. New Way to Calculate Child Support Here is a… Read More »

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When a Divorced Parent Wants to Move Out-of-State

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One of the most difficult situations in divorce is when one parent plans to move out-of-state with the children. Without a family court judge’s approval, a change of domicile is disallowed. Recent Case Family courts frequently struggle with change of domicile motions. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently published a case that highlights some… Read More »

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Genesee Circuit Court’s ADAPT Program Gains Ground

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On November 14, 2014, Judge Richard Yuille signed an order implementing the ADAPT Pilot Program in Genesee County. ADAPT is the shortened name for a program officially known as Acquiring DNA and Paternity Timely. This program was designed to quickly establish paternity of children born out of wedlock. It has a secondary goal of… Read More »

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