Potential new legislation, aiming to drastically change Michigan child custody laws, recently passed the Michigan House Judiciary Committee. We recently shared introductory information on the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Jim Runestad, R- White Lake. Now that it has passed the Judiciary Committee, the bill still must make it through the full State House, Senate, and be signed by Governor Snyder to become law.
Shannon Schelling first got caught embezzling money in Mecosta County, north of Grand Rapids, back in 2003. She was again caught embezzling from a different West Michigan company in 2009. She is now on trial for a third case of embezzlement from a third company. The difference in her recent case is that she is now using divorce and child custody as a plea for leniency. Read more
Child custody cases can be complex even for traditional marriages. These matters become more convoluted when the case features sub plots that land within gray areas of divorce law.
Take, for instance, the current case of a Metro Detroit woman. The 44-year-old lesbian has found herself fighting for custody and for the status as legal parent of her three children. Read more