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Posts tagged "Family law"

Annulment or divorce, a family law attorney can help

When a marriage falls apart, it is not always easy trying to decide how to officially end it. For some Michigan residents the answer is simple: file for divorce. For others, there may be a desire to seek an annulment. No matter which one a person is interested in, a family law attorney can help.

Where does bird nesting fit into Michigan family law?

Whenever a parent has to go on a business trip, the other parent is there to care for the children during his or her absence. When it is the other parent's turn to go on a trip, the roles will be exchanged. That has given families nationwide, including in Michigan, the concept of birds nesting. Although this is not a custody or parenting option included in statutes or family law, it has proved to be ideal for families who want to spare their children the upset of moving between the homes of divorced parents.

Michigan family law: Child custody options

Child custody plans can be difficult to figure out. Knowing which will best serve one's family is certainly a challenge. Thankfully, in Michigan, just like in other states, there are various options available. One can turn to his or her family law attorney for help in achieving the custody arrangement desired.

A family law attorney can assist with stepparent adoption

There are a lot of stepparents in Michigan and elsewhere who would love to adopt their stepchildren. But how does one go about doing this? There are a lot of questions that need answers before any actions can be taken, some of those will be address in this week's column. A family law attorney will be able to provide even further detail and assist with the adoption process when one is ready.

Michigan family law: Jail time one form of support enforcement

Parents in Michigan and elsewhere who have court orders to pay child support sometimes fail to meet their financial obligations. There are times that this is because of an economic inability to pay and sometimes it is for other reasons. Regardless, if child support is not paid, enforcement options -- such as criminal charges -- may be utilized by the recipient. A family law attorney can help parents who are struggling to meet their support obligations avoid jail time and create support agreements that work for everyone involved.

What are the different types of child custody?

When you're going through a divorce, every issue can become contentious, but perhaps the most divisive subject during a split is child custody. And, while most people have a general knowledge of the concept of child custody, many don't know that there are several different types.

What are the consequences of not paying child support?

Having a child is a huge responsibility that some people may not be ready to accept. On top of being there for your child emotionally and mentally, parents are expected to be there financially as well. From buying clothes and school supplies to paying for entertainment and other recreational activities, there's a lot that child support can cover, which is why when a parent decides to not make their monthly payments, there are consequences they will have to face.

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