Over the decades we’ve been practicing family law in and around the Lansing area, and helping the people with divorce and custody concerns in Lansing, Ingham County, Charlotte and Eaton County and St Johns and Clinton County, we’ve met with a lot of people. We’ve discussed a lot of scenarios, been told a lot of […]
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Proposed Legislation Aims to Close Michigan’s “Boyfriend Loophole” For Guns!
Spouses can’t own guns after domestic violence convictions, but unmarried partners can! Right now, if you live in Michigan and you get into an altercation with your spouse that results in them hurting you (whether that means punching you, hitting you, kicking you, or injuring you in any other way physically) the law is clear […]
Can You Give Up Parental Rights to Your Child in Michigan?
As family law attorneys that have represented thousands of clients over the decades, we get asked a lot of difficult questions. Occasionally, we are asked whether or not a parent can “sign off” on their parental rights to their child. This is often due to a parent wanting to avoid child support payments or parent […]
Marriage Alternatives – What Are Your Options? (Part Two)
Welcome back. In the previous article we looked at the first two alternatives available to couples who choose not to get married. Sometimes this is because there doesn’t seem to be a good reason for the expense and stress of a wedding. Other times it’s because current divorce stats are so disheartening and people […]
Marriage Alternatives – What Are Your Options? (Part One)
There are a number of reasons for why people choose not to get married. Everything from “we just don’t see the point, it won’t change anything”, to “that’s a level of commitment that we’re just not ready for yet.” For some, it’s the fear of divorce that keeps them from saying ‘I do’. Regardless […]
Fifty Shades of Grey: What The Law Says About BDSM in Michigan
If you’re anything like several thousand other Americans who love a racy drama, then you can expect to be flocking to the cinema with countless others on February 10th for the next installment of the ’50 Shades’ movie. However, loving a movie and reenacting it’s content are two different things. So for those of […]
Getting A Divorce? Don’t Let Your Spouse Leave Town!
In 2012, when Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, she used a strategy that many people don’t realize has far-reaching consequences – she left the state of California, where the couple lived, and filed for divorce in the state of New York. Why, you may wonder, did she travel to the other […]