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January 2015 Archives

Michigan man asked to pay child support for child that is not his

Child support enforcement in Michigan serves a very important function, but sometimes the laws surrounding child support can be convoluted and have unintended consequences. Michigan residents may find it interesting to know that a man is being compelled by the state to pay child support for a child that he did not father; if he fails to do so, he may go to jail. The man notes that DNA testing has shown that he is not the father and has vowed to not give in to the state's demand that he pay past-due child support. According to the man, nearly 30 years ago, a woman he dated became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy.

Understanding prenuptial agreements

Many people in Detroit may be under the impression that the need for drafting a prenuptial agreement is only for the rich. Though it is true that wealthy couples often have a prenuptial, the option of having a prenuptial is available to any couple interested in it. Before deciding to draft a prenuptial agreement, it is important to have a basic understanding of what it is and what it entails.

What is ADR and can I use it to resolve family law issues?

Alternative dispute resolution or ADR is a process which gives parties an option to settle their family law dispute through an ADR covered process such as mediation. In essence, parties have the option to settle a matter without the direct involvement of the court. In fact, when it comes to family law issues and disputes, ADR is encouraged.

Understanding the changes to Michigan's child support law

Many people do not have the time to keep abreast of changes in the law. But, Michigan residents and parents dealing with child support, paternity and other family law issues may find it very helpful to learn about the several new laws that went or into effect this year.

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