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August 2015 Archives

How does the adoption process in MI work?

Adoption is a wonderful way of giving a child a loving home. In general, prospective adoptive parents must file a petition with the family court of their intention to adopt a child. This petition can either be filed in the county the child to be adopted lives, or the county where the prospective adoptive parents live.

Parenting time dispute lands three children in juvenile detention

Child custody and parenting time disputes can arise between divorced or separated parents. Generally the parents are disputing the term of an agreement already in place and the children are stuck in the middle. But, sometimes the children may take matters into their own hands and despite a court order and visitation schedule, may refuse to spend time with a parent.

Have questions about alimony in Michigan - we can help

There is a lot of misinformation about spousal maintenance, also referred to as alimony. Some people may be under the wrong impression that if they were married and then they divorce, they may automatically be entitled to alimony. Or in some other cases people may not know what alimony is and what their rights are in a divorce. And, in some other cases, spousal support disputes may arise long after the divorce proceedings have concluded.

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