Child custody matters can be contentious and painful for Michigan parents to work through. When one parent refuses to negotiate or establishes unworkable expectations, it can . . .
Michigan couples who have decided to end a marriage will have much to consider as they move forward with a divorce. If they have children, child custody, child support and parenting time will come to the forefront. People will . . .
Divorce is painful for everyone involved, but especially for the children. Often, divorce turns out to be the right decision when there are fundamental issues between a couple that can’t be resolved. And where there . . .
How child custody is determined is important for divorcing parents to understand. Knowing how child custody is determined can help parents anticipate the process so they can work to develop a child custody arrangement that is best for their child. Child custody is based on a determination of . . .
Divorce is hard on adults and children alike. When a family splits due to the end of the marital relationship between two parents, everyone in the household can feel the burden of the event. However . . .
When a custody order has been entered by a Michigan court, it has the force of law. One parent cannot interfere with the custody order or the co-parenting plan established in that document. One needs to be . . .
When they can’t find a job in Michigan or there are issues with finding safe housing, some parents might think that moving to another state would be the answer. However, when parents share custody of a child, moving to a different state can be tricky if it’s not handled by an attorney or by the court system. If a parent makes . . .
Parental alienation can be devastating for a divorced parent in Michigan. It can lead to their child deciding to no longer live with or visit them. To understand and combat parental alienation, it can be helpful to understand its roots.
In a case of parental alienation, one parent manipulates the child until the child turns against the other parent. The emotional terrain . . .
Parents are often reluctant to file for divorce. Even when they know their marriages aren’t working, many worry how the divorce might affect their kids. But is that a good reason to stay in a bad marriage? The truth is that divorce can be hard on kids.
Divorce means the end of your marriage. It shouldn’t mean the end of your role as a parent. You want to preserve as much of your time with your children as possible. To make important decisions . .