Tag Archives | 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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Child Custody in a Michigan Divorce: What Are The Deciding Factors? (Part 1)

  When a divorcing couple’s interactions have become so fraught with anger and resentment, or their opinions are irreconcilably different and they just cannot reach an agreement regarding custody of their children, the court will make those decisions for them.   The Michigan family courts will always consider the ‘best interests of the child’ when […]

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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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