When divorcing spouses do not see eye-to-eye, children involved often get caught in the cross-hairs. While husband and wife may be at odds over a variety of topics, dealing with child custody and parenting plans often become the primary battles. Read more
A high-profile divorce case involving a popular and former member of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons is illustrating how divorce can become complicated when jurisdiction comes into question.
Former Piston Rasheed Wallace successfully had entered a divorce decree in North Carolina earlier in the month. Now, his wife is claiming that, because both members of the couple allegedly reside in Michigan, North Carolina courts cannot make decisions regarding their divorce. Read more
It is no mystery that divorce is a life-changing decision that requires extensive thought and contemplation. This is a decision that will leave a lasting impact on your life, and the lives of everyone else involved. 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
Some new state legislation, recently signed into law by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, is poised to make a profound impact on how paternity is established within the state of Michigan for parents with children on welfare.
Governor Snyder, who signed 13 bills into law on Dec. 17, said that the aim was to keep the child support system in Michigan running smoothly, providing children and families with the resources they both need and deserve. Read more
Divorce often garners a negative stigma as the easy way out for couples that don’t want to put any time or effort into salvaging their relationships. However, in most cases, the relationship has been damaged beyond repair and divorce is the only viable option. The hard part is determining when a relationship is irreparable. Read more
Many individuals oversimplify divorce rates, both here in Michigan, and throughout the rest of the United States, making it appear that divorce is more prevalent than it really is. Just recently, a faculty member at the University of Michigan contributed data to a Today.com story that uncovered the fact that divorce rates are actually a lot lower than many people think. Read more
The child support system in Michigan can be an imperfect one. A clerical error or false information often makes victims out of perfectly innocent men or women. This is a lesson that a Detroit man is learning as he works through a debacle that has him owing the state $30,000 for a child that he did not father. Read more
As prevalent as it is today, divorce is a relatively common way of life. The Michigan State University Extension recently released an article that highlighted data revealing that, in 2011, 3.6 per 1,000 marriages ended in divorce. Here in Michigan, that number was right around the average at 3.4 per every thousand. Read more
Michigan law allows grandparents to seek court-ordered visitation with their grandchildren under limited grounds. The court gives significant deference to a fit parent’s decision not to allow visitation, but if a grandparent can get their foot in the door it is possible to successfully argue a grandparent visitation case. One of the first hurdles is demonstrating an “actual denial” of visitation. Read more