Archive | Child Custody

Should Michigan Reform Its Custody Laws?

  There is currently legislation underway in Michigan to change the existing custody laws. What’s that you say? Change Michigan’s custody laws? Well, isn’t that a good thing? After all, the Michigan Child Custody Act of 1970 is decades old. Surely it could use a revamp, right? Well, that depends on who you ask…   […]

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Custody Rights For Grandparents in Michigan

Families break up for a number of reasons, including divorce, substance abuse, incarceration and even death of a family member. In these situations, the focus tends to be on the children and the parents. But there is another set of family members whose role is often vital, but whose needs and desires frequently go unaccounted […]

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What Is Custodial Kidnapping?

What exactly is a custodial kidnapping, you may wonder? Many people likely share that curiosity. While kidnapping is a word that anyone with access to a television in the last five decades has heard about, custodial kidnappings are far more rare. By definition, a custodial kidnapping is when someone kidnaps a child, or children, that are […]

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What Rights Do Fathers Have? (Part Two)

In the first installment of this two-part series, we talked about the importance of fathers in their children’s lives, and took a look at the first two items on our ‘father’s rights’ list, namely child support and visitation. Moving forward, we are going to wrap this up with the last two issues – the establishing paternity, […]

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What Rights Do Fathers Have? (Part One)

Unmarried fathers are often thought of as having the least amount of influence in the lives of their children. This is predominantly because, historically, it was the mother who was awarded custody when the couple parted ways. And it was the mother who was viewed as invaluable to the raising of the child. Thankfully, we […]

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