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Getting Custody of Your Kids (Part 2)

  In part one of this series on gaining custody of your children, we looked at how a custody agreement is usually reached, and what the court considers important when changing custody agreements. Moving on, we’re going to look at what determining factors the court uses to make custody decisions.   First, a Friend of […]

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Getting Custody of Your Kids (Part 1)

  If we had a nickel for every time we heard a parent say “I want custody of my kids,” the floor of our office building would probably have collapsed under the weight of all those coins. Parents are parents. They don’t want to give up their kids, if they can possible help it. And […]

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Surrogacy For Same Sex Couples in Michigan 3

  In this series we are looking at what Michigan law has to say about surrogacy, and how this could affect same-sex couples looking to become parents through surrogacy. In the first and second articles we’ve discussed the different types of surrogacy available, and what Michigan law allows. Moving forward, we’re going to wrap this […]

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Surrogacy For Same Sex Couples in Michigan (Part 2)

  Having looked at exactly what surrogacy is, and what form it usually takes, we are now discussing what Michigan law has to say about surrogacy. Because commercial surrogacy is illegal in Michigan, while altruistic surrogacy is not, it’s important that you understand exactly what the law says about this subject.   What are the […]

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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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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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