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October 2013 Archives

Mother jailed for refusing grandparents visitation rights

Even though the definition of family is ever-evolving, most families are comprised of uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents. Generally, having contact with extended family members is good for the emotional and psychological well-being of a child. However, in some cases, due to some dispute between parents and grandparents, the parents may not want their child to have any contact with their grandparents.

Music producer's wife files for divorce and alimony

Two individuals who once thought they were compatible may over the years realize they can no longer be together. When irreconcilable differences between parties arise, it may lead one of them to file for divorce. In fact, Michigan residents familiar with the music industry may find it interesting to learn that, according to recent reports, the wife of music producer, rapper and singer, Timbaland, has filed for divorce.

Property division issues to consider during a divorce

Most individuals in the process of divorce likely have questions and concerns pertaining to property jointly owned with their soon to be ex-spouse. The outcome of what happens to property in a divorce, and how it is divided between the parties depends on various factors.

Consequences of failure to pay child support

In the best interest of the child, generally, to help the custodial parent with care and upbringing of a child, the non-custodial parent may be ordered by a court to pay child support. In Michigan, the amount of child support is based on not only the incomes of both parents, but also on other costs such as day care expenses and health care expenses. If, however, a parent ordered to pay child support fails to do so, he or she may potentially be arrested for failure to pay child support and face jail time.

Parents lose custody of daughter for legally using marijuana

According to reports, even though the parents of a 6-month-old baby were legally authorized to use marijuana for medical purposes under Michigan's Medical Marijuana law, Child Protective Service workers removed the couple's daughter from their home.

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