Because people tend to get so many of their ideas about the legal world from movies and TV shows, they often have ideas about what a certain term means. The trouble with that is that definitions and law vary from state to state. In the same way that the term ‘date rape’ isn’t used in […]
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6 Things Parents Should Never Do During a Custody Dispute in Michigan! (Pt 2)
Welcome back and thanks for joining our custody attorneys here at The Kronzek Firm for this discussion about what parents should NEVER do if they’re involved in a custody dispute here in Mid-Michigan. Custody is often a highly contentious subject during a divorce, and there are many other factors that are affected by it, like […]
6 Things Parents Should Never Do During a Custody Dispute in Michigan! (Pt 1)
If you and your soon-to-be-ex are involved in a custody dispute, then you don’t need us to tell you that this is a stressful time. You already know that. There’ve already been lots of heated words exchanged, and lots of dark thoughts had about one another, and it’s not over yet. But if you’re going […]
‘Nesting’ After Divorce Can Actually be a Money Saver!
Assuming your mind doesn’t jump directly to birds, most people think of ‘nesting’ as a phase that expectant women go through at the end of their pregnancy, which compelled them to prepare the nursery and get ready for their baby’s arrival. But there’s actually a third meaning for this term, and it has nothing to […]
How do I Prove my Child is Really Mine? Suing For Paternity in Michigan
Most paternity cases in Michigan are filed because the mother is trying to establish paternity for a child, usually so that she can file for child support, or some other form of government assistance. However, that isn’t the case in every situation. Some cases are dads who want to be part of their children’s lives. […]
Back to School! But Not Really… Navigating Online Schooling After a Divorce
The Covid19 pandemic has changed pretty much everything about life as we know it. Not being able to eat out at restaurants, meet friends for a drink at the bar, or go grocery shopping without a mask are only the tip of the “new normal” iceberg. Life is totally upside down, and for mid-Michigan parents […]
Who is The Friend of The Court And Why do I Care About Them?
Friend of the Court plays a pretty important role in all Ingham, Clinton and Eaton County divorces. They are like the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Circuit Court Family Division here in Michigan. When it comes to custody and parenting time cases, their job includes providing assistance to help the court in two major areas. […]
Is it Parental Kidnapping When The Child You Took is Your Own Kid?
Yes, we know – it sounds preposterous. How could a parent be accused of kidnapping a child when it’s their own kid, right? Surely you aren’t a kidnapper just because you want a little extra time with your own child? How could anyone possibly accuse you of parental kidnapping when you love your child and […]
Custody And Visitation Are All About Your Kids – So Keep The Focus on Them!
Sometimes, when the divorce gets to be too much, or the conflict between you and your ex gets out of hand, the issue of custody and visitation can sometimes become more about leverage than about the kids. We see this quite often here in Lansing and in the surrounding areas. Same old story in Charlotte, […]
Consistency is Key When Transitioning Kids Between Households
When parents split up and the kids end up bouncing between two households, it can create a lot of friction and stress for both families. Trying to keep up some kind of a routine and maintain consistency can be tough when you’re back and forth between two different homes and two different families. So we’d […]