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May 2017 Archives

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.

Wills and trusts must be signed in moments of mental clarity

It may be difficult to keep track of the number of times a person signs on the dotted line in his or her lifetime. Buying a house, renewing a driver's license, getting married or using a credit card all require a signature. In most cases, a person's soundness of mind is assumed as he or she signs. However, when it comes to estate planning documents like health care directives, powers of attorney, wills and trusts, there are definite guidelines in place for determining someone's mental clarity.

Executor duties through estate administration and probate

The old saying that no good deed goes unpunished may also be true for administrating someone's estate. While it may not be exactly punishment, a person who is chosen to be the executor of a loved one's estate may certainly feel burdened by the responsibility. Estate administration and probate can be challenging and frustrating, and those in Michigan who are chosen for the job should be aware of some of the requirements.

New theory connects divorce rates with salary differences

Statistics show that the numbers of people who marry and those who divorce fluctuate annually. People in Michigan seem to be interested in new research showing what predicts a successful marriage and what may indicate a couple is heading for divorce. New research presents another theory for why a couple may end up in divorce court, and that theory centers on salaries.

Strong criminal defense helps following OWI arrest

For many in Michigan, the month of March was not a good one. Thousands of drivers were nabbed for various traffic citations, including speeding, uninsured driving and driving on a suspended license. Tickets for these offenses may seem minor, but when points add up on a driving record, that person may lose the privilege to drive. Of all the drivers police pulled over that month, the ones most reported in the press were the 434 accused of drunk driving. Charges of OWI carry severe penalties, and those facing such charges would benefit from a strong criminal defense.

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