Family Law

Can Michigan Courts Decide Physical and Legal Custody Differently?

Michigan Child Custody Law requires Michigan Courts to issue specific decisions on which parent will have physical and legal custody of the children. Physical Custody typically means which parent the children spend most of their time with. Legal Custody is concerned with which parent has the right to make significant life decisions in a child’s …

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How Parental Rights Can Be Terminated for Exposure to Child Abuse

Michigan Courts take a strict view of parents who commit child abuse but also if a parent was not at fault for the child abuse in certain circumstances. Michigan Courts always look to the best interest of the child, not the parent.   Pursuant to a recent Court of Appeals decision, MCL 722.638(2) does not …

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Seeking custody of your grandchild? What you need to know

Seeking custody of your grandchild? What you need to know In an ideal world, grandparents would always have great relationships with their children and grandchildren. They would also be happy to spend time together and trust their children as parents. However, the reality is that grandparents across North Carolina face challenges when it comes to …

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Why You Don’t Need to be on Your Spouse’s Title to Own Their Property

In the event of a divorce, the legal concept of Equitable Distribution protects the right of the non-titled spouse to own a piece of their spouse’s property in consideration of their contribution to the economic partnership of the marriage. The end result is that the non-titled spouse who has contributed is taken care of financially …

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