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July 2014 Archives

Navigating the different types of child custody arrangements

Divorcing couples with children, and unmarried couples who have a child together, are more than likely familiar with the term child custody which is frequently used by court personnel, lawyers and judges alike in the family law court system. However, what many parents may not know is that the umbrella term child custody encompasses several different types of custody arrangement which one or both parents may be granted.

Arrest warrant issued after Chief Keef fails to pay child support

Many of our readers probably follow popular culture, show biz and celebrity news. In most cases, such media reports highlight some controversy, such as a criminal or family law matter that a celebrity is entangled in. Michigan residents may have heard that 18-year-old rapper Chief Keef recently had a warrant issued for his arrest by a judge for failing to appear in court on a child support matter.

Are social networks responsible for more divorces?

Michigan residents, like many others across the world, are likely to currently use social networks such as Facebook or have used them in the past. Granted, social media sites are a good way to stay connected and in touch with others, but a recent study published in the journal "Computers in Human Behavior" has linked the use of social media to people having issues in their relationship and likely pondering the thought of divorce.

Former "The View" co-host entangled in complex divorce

Michigan residents familiar with the talk show "The View" and its former co-host, 43-year-old Sherri Shepherd, may find it interesting to learn that Shepherd is involved in a complex divorce with her husband, which involves her relinquishing custody rights to the unborn child being carried on behalf of the celebrity couple by a surrogate.

Man goes to prison for not paying child support, fleeing country

Although most parents want to do what is in the best interest of their child or children, there may be times, typically due to unforeseen circumstances such as an injury, lay off or unexpected medical expense, which may result in a decrease in income and a subsequent inability of the parent to pay monthly child support. However, ignoring the problem, avoiding paying child support or simply failing to seek a modification for child support payment can have dire consequences and penalties.

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