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Getting more information when you have questions about divorce

People who are thinking about getting a divorce may think that they can navigate the family court system themselves without legal representation. Although it is true that some people may be able to represent themselves in simple family law proceedings, many others may not be able to due to a variety of different reasons, such as not being able to understand legal terms and legal documents.

What is role of the Friend of the Court office in child custody?

When child custody is disputed in Michigan, parents dealing with custody issues will have some contact with the Friend of the Court Office. In fact, this is the first office any parents will have to deal with when a judge is deciding the child custody arrangement. However, it very important for parents to understand that Friend of the Court office does not determine or decide the custody arrangement, but gives the court recommendations.

What is a legal marriage in Michigan?

When two people decide to marry, it can be a joyous event. Even though people typically do not think about the legalities of marriage or the potential family law issues, generally it is important to have a basic understanding of what the law says about what a valid legal marriage is and the procedure involved. In order for a marriage to be considered valid in Michigan, the age of the parties matters, and any marriage of an individual under the age of 16 is consider to be void. In Michigan marriage is defined as a civil contract between a consenting man and woman.

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