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Answering Delinquent Child Support Charges in Oakland County

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In the Wolverine State, less than half of residential parents receive their full child support allotments. Since either Oakland County or the State of Michigan is ultimately responsible for collecting child support, high delinquency rates make politicians look bad. So, child support prosecutors are very aggressive. They often take action after just a few… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements in Michigan: What You Need to Know

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Many Millenials are children of divorce. So, they are often willing to do almost anything to ensure that their own marriages last. So, it is not surprising that Millennials obtain prenuptial agreements in record numbers. Unlike their mothers and fathers, these new husbands and wives understand the full value of a prenuptial pact. These… Read More »

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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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