It’s been over a year since the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriages legal. Since then there have been many objections to the decision. One complication has been how courts should handle those who object to authorizing homosexual unions. The other major complication concerns how child custody will work for same-sex parents who do not have a biological relationship to their children. With the latter situation, divorce attorneys do not have a firm legal precedent on which to base their cases. This week has seen updates on both these issues, ensuring that their outcomes will eventually affect marriages in Grand Rapids and the rest of the country. Read more
After the U.S. Supreme Court passed their ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, many homosexual couples got married. This also means that same-sex couples can get divorced. This month, courts in West Michigan are trying a child custody case involving same-sex parents. Read more
One of the reasons why our firm specializes in family law is because of the interesting issues which come up when dealing with real people in real life situations. Some of the unusual situations almost defy the imagination.
In a sad case, the Michigan Court of Appeals had to decide whether or not the courts in Michigan could grant a divorce in a “same-sex marriage.” In this case a man and a woman were legally married. During the marriage the husband had a sex change operation. Read more