Why I Can’t Answer “How Much Will My Divorce Cost?”

How Much Does Divorce Cost?If you are shopping for a lawyer, you may be getting a little frustrated that none of us attorneys will give you a straight answer on how much your will your divorce cost. Here’s why: there isn’t one. (more…)

Does Drug Use Cause Domestic Violence?

Does drug abuse cause domestic violence?Domestic violence and drug use are big problems in American family courts today. Whether they result in a change of custody, Personal Protection Order (PPO), or parental rights termination proceedings, issues of substance abuse and domestic violence loom large in a judge’s decisions about the best interests of children and families in front of them. But does one necessarily lead to the other? (more…)

The CW’s “The Flash” Stands Up For LGBT Equality (SPOILERS)

The Flash Stands Up for Marriage EqualityOne short, powerful scene in a recent episode of the CW’s “The Flash” says a lot about the importance of LGBT equality, and not just at the wedding altar. (This post will be discussing the episode, so there may be SPOILERS.) (more…)

What Ashton Kutcher’s Tweet Says About Dads’ Parenting Time

Ashton Kutcher post supports dads' parenting timeActor Ashton Kutcher has been making news lately because of a Facebook post calling out restaurants for not putting baby changing stations in their men’s rooms. The comment has renewed a valuable debate about Dads’ parenting time and what it looks like to be a father. (more…)

UPDATED: Michigan Sends Mixed Messages on Adoption

Could Michigan's New Adoption Laws Disrupt Your Family?If you are considering adoption in 2015, get ready for a bumpy ride. New legislation coming down the pipe could leave many families more confused about their rights, not less. (more…)

Do Fathers Get Shorted In Custody Disputes?

Is there a bias against fathers in family court?If you are considering a divorce or seeking custody of your children, you may have heard that fathers get the short end of the stick in Family Courts. But are the stories true? (more…)

Local Church Offers Effective Parenting Class

Local Church Offers Parenting ClassAre you a perfect parent? It’s safe to say no because, let’s face it, no one is. Parenting can be challenging, especially when you share custodial responsibilities with an ex-spouse or co-parent. Now a local church is offering a parenting class to help. (more…)

5 Tips to Divorce in a Digital Era

Divorce in a Digital EraToday’s access to social media and online records can make your divorce a lot easier, or more complicated. Here are a few things to keep in mind about getting a divorce in a digital era. (more…)

How Will the DHS Merger Affect Michigan Families?

Governor Snyder announces DHS MergerIn Michigan’s State of the State address, Governor Snyder announced that he would be merging the Department of Human Services and the Department of Community Health in an attempt to address people, not problems. But how this merger will happen and how it will affect Michigan families remains to be seen. (more…)