When a couple chooses to divorce or separate and they have children, one parent may not achieve custody of their kids. While joint custody arrangements are being pushed now more than ever before, there are those individuals who will only be granted visitation time as part of a family law settlement. What does a typical visitation schedule look like for parents in Michigan?
There are many reasons why Michigan residents may end up on disability. Without it, they may not have any other sources of income. While disability payments may not amount to a whole lot, it is still income, and if one is ordered to pay child support by a family law court, one may have to utilize this benefit in order to meet his or her child support obligation. Here are a few facts regarding disability and child support.
A police officer in another state has found himself in trouble with the law for allegedly lying in family court to get a better child support deal for himself. It would have worked had it not been discovered while he was being investigated for another issue. Michigan residents dealing with certain family law issues may be tempted to lie to help their cases, but this man's case is proof that it is just not worth it.
You are either in the process of getting divorced or you already have. You are either working out a custody arrangement or you already have one in place. Whether you are in the throes of divorce or you are already done, if you find that you need to relocate and want to take your children with you, getting approval to do so may not be as easy as you think. Michigan family law for child custody matters is written in a way that makes it very difficult for one parent to take the children and move too far from the other parent.
Divorcing when children are in the picture can be a nasty affair. Parents do not always agree on what is best for the kids. In Michigan and elsewhere, family law courts often have to get involved when this happens. This seems to be what is going on in the Jolie-Pitt divorce case.
Every year, numerous families in Michigan are affected by divorce. This leaves parents trying to figure out the best way to handle the custody issue. Many courts are leaning toward joint custody arrangements. What does that mean? Who can get it and how can a family law attorney help resolve custody matters?
Parents in Michigan who are going through divorce or separation have a number of custody options open to them. This week's family law column will be addressing one of those options in particular -- sole custody. What is it? Who can it? Is it the right way to go?
You went through the divorce process. Overall, you were satisfied with your settlement. It seemed fair, and your financial and child custody arrangements have been working out for you, until now. Circumstances have changed -- as they tend to do -- and now you are wondering what you can do about it. Thankfully, Michigan family law sometimes allows for post-decree modifications.
When one parent refuses to let the other have any sort of access to their children as a way of punishment, this is called parental alienation. Many believe this to be a form of child abuse. A family law attorney may be able to help victims of parental alienation in Michigan fight to regain access to their children.
Millions of Americans work gig-type jobs. These are contract jobs that some use for their full-time employment and others use to supplement their income. In either case, any income earned is income that can be counted when figuring out a child support order. Unfortunately, many gig workers try to hide their earnings. When this happens, parents in Michigan who are requesting child support can turn to a family law attorney for help in achieving a fair support order.