Archive | June, 2016

New Laws Related to Family Law in Michigan

2016s second quarter has been a very busy one for Legislators. More than 150 new bills were signed into law, and many of them affect Family Law in Michigan. For that reason, we would like to provide our readers with a quick overview of some recent changes in state law, specifically as it relates to […]

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Different Types of Divorce in Michigan (Part 2)

In the first portion of this two part series we looked at the difference between fault and no-fault divorces, and what Michigan’s current laws are regarding divorce. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state, but within those parameters there are several different ways that a divorce can be handled.   Contested divorce: In this type of […]

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Different Types of Divorce in Michigan (Part 1)

Both marriage and divorce are legal processes that occur almost across the entire world. The only exceptions being the Philippines and the Vatican City, which do not allow divorce. While marriage is a fairly standard contract that doesn’t change much in it’s nature from place to place, divorce laws can and do differ vastly in […]

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Parental Rights vs. Service To Your Country: Custody Concerns For Deployed Parents

With the multitude of stories circulated in the media in recent years regarding the custody struggles faced by deployed military parents, it is no wonder that individuals serving in the armed services are desperate for change.   In 2012 the Uniform Law Commission drafted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, which serves to […]

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Can Having an Illness Lead To a Divorce?

Most people, when they recite their wedding vows, are so focused on their beloved’s smile right in front of them and daydreams of a wonderful life ahead of them, that they tend to breeze right through some of those heftier commitments. Things like, “in sickness and in health”, which sounds like a kind and loving […]

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The Children’s Bill of Rights: Points About Parenting During Divorce To Consider

The term “Children’s Bill of Rights” might make you think of an introduction to American Government class in middle school, or even the “Constitution for Kids” page on historyforkids.net. In fact, the Kid’s Bill of Rights is something very different, but equally important.   The children caught up in divorces have no control over the […]

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