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Child Custody Archives

Communication is vital in child custody matters

Many Michigan parents discover how compatible their parenting styles are only after they have begun to raise their children. If the parents are able to adapt and compromise, the level of stress while raising children may be significantly lower than within those families where parents struggle for control of child-rearing. When parents find themselves in the midst of a divorce and child custody issues, that opposition in parenting may cause stress, both for them and, more significantly, for the children.

Michigan child custody laws moving to equal parenting

Some Michigan parents are eagerly anticipating the upcoming vote on a new bill designed to level the field for divorcing parents. Currently, family law courts are bound to 45-year-old statute requiring parents to battle for shares of child custody. The bill is slated for vote sometime this fall, and if it passes, courts will be encouraged to presume equal custody for both parents whenever possible.

Child custody during summer takes planning

If a Michigan parent was disorganized before a divorce, finding that sense of organization will be crucial after the divorce, especially if the couple has children. When school is out, child custody arrangements may drastically change. When it comes to scheduling vacations, last minute decisions may not go over well.

Weiner's guilty plea may harm his bid for child custody

It seems as though former congressman Anthony Weiner can't catch a break. After his public disgrace when the press revealed that he had carried on cyber affairs with several women, he was then accused of texting lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl. Weiner's wife, U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton aid Huma Abedin, has filed for divorce months after her husband's scandal broke. Many in Michigan may be wondering how Weiner's actions will affect his chances for child custody.

The emotional rollercoaster of child custody battles

It is likely that you have spent recent years attending to the needs of your children. This may have involved a combination of working hard to provide the necessities of life and happily spending time nurturing and teaching your little ones. The bond between a parent and child can be strong. This is why the child custody battle you are entering may be stirring emotions you have never felt.

Child custody battle brings an unusual ruling

Sometimes, a judge must make a difficult decision in family court. This may be especially true in child custody cases when the court must determine what situation will be in a child's best interests. While every family in Michigan and across the country is unique, some families have circumstances for which there is little precedent. In those cases, the parents will likely need strong advocates to represent their interests before the court.

Overnight child custody for fathers benefits children and parents

A recent university study may give hope to fathers in Michigan who long for more time with their children after a divorce. While commonly accepted research indicates that children benefit from equal time with mothers and fathers, child custody is typically granted to mothers of infants and toddlers. However, the latest study shows that infants also reap the benefits of more time with dad.

Could you start a business with your ex to help your co-parenting?

A lot of people experience immense relief when their divorce is final. All the paperwork, property inventories, negotiation, legal wrangling and such is finally over. Now you can move on into the bright, fresh day and start having fun with your kids. Right?

How will I see my children after the divorce? 4 parenting time disputes explained

There are few questions about getting a divorce that are more emotional than, "What will happen with my time with my children?" Although your marriage did not work out the way you'd hoped, you still want to be in your children's lives as much as possible, and make the transition for them as smooth as possible.

Parenting time plans: Finding the right mix of flexibility and stability

As summer quickly approaches, many families here in Fowlerville and across the country are gearing up to transition to a more relaxed summer schedule. For divorced families, there can be some anxiety during this time of the year managing custody issues. Will an ex-spouse allow the children to come on out-of-state vacation or a fishing trip that falls on the wrong weekend?

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