Michigan Senate Approves Cyberbullying Ban

Michigan Senate Approves Cyberbullying BanThe Michigan House of Representatives hasn’t given civil rights advocates much to smile about recently. But the Michigan Senate has just passed a bill that would, if approved by the house, strengthen protections for students against cyberbullying and hold schools accountable. Read the full post »

How Do Teens React to Divorce?

How do Teens React to Divorce?Teens are notoriously temperamental, especially when there is conflict in the family. This last in a four part series will help you and your teenager weather the storm of divorce. Read the full post »

Michigan’s RFRA and Adoption Agencies Bills OK Discrimination

Michigan House Bills OK DiscriminationIn the past week, the Michigan House of Representatives has approved 4 different bills, each of which allows discrimination and refusal of service to anyone based on the religious beliefs of the one serving. Many believe that this is a veiled attempt to OK discrimination against the LGBT community. And it may well be. But these bills, if passed by the state senate, will be so much worse than that. Read the full post »

How Do Tweens React to Divorce?

How Do Tweens React to Divorce?Later elementary aged children or “Tweens” pose special problems for parents going through divorce. This third in a four part series will help you learn the do’s and don’ts for this transitional age to help them make the adjustment more smoothly. Read the full post »

How Do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce?

How do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce?Divorce can be hard on children at any age. But for elementary age children, the process can cause developmental delays and significant emotional distress. This second in a four part series will tell you the signs to watch for and how to minimize the harm. Read the full post »

How does an Infant React to Divorce?

How does an Infant React to Divorce?Sometimes a new child can push a strained relationship to the breaking point. Other times the divorce was in the works long before the child was born. This first of a 4-part series will tell you how to expect your infant to react to divorce. Read the full post »

Is There a Right to Education?

Do Michigan students have a right to education?Do Michigan students have a right to education? Top students’ rights advocates have taken on this important issue, but earlier this month, their efforts hit a road block. Read the full post »

Is It Okay to Say “No Thanks” to Custody?

It is ok for moms and dads to say no thanks to custodyA divorce without kids is all about dividing assets and debts, but as soon as kids get involved, custody inevitably becomes the big issue. So what do you do if you are a parent who doesn’t want custody? Is it okay to say “no thanks”? Read the full post »

Ferndale Schools Close Digital Learning Center over Gun Incident

Gun Incident Closes Ferndale Digital Learning CenterIt may be easy to tune out school violence on the news, but when it happens in your own back yard it can become impossible to ignore. For the Ferndale School District, a recent near miss has sent a clear message. On November 7, 2014, the district announced it would close its Digital Learning Center.

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In Revocation of Paternity Cases, Conception Date is Key

Conception date is key to a biological father's rights under the Revocation of Paternity ActWhat does it matter whether a child was conceived during or after a marriage? Doesn’t the Revocation of Paternity Act erase that difference? A recent Court of Appeals decision says the conception date is the key to determining a biological father’s right to seek paternity. Read the full post »