I was going to leave it alone. I was going to let Kim Davis’s protest of the United States Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision go without comment, figuring it would work itself out eventually. Then she ignored a court order and was held in contempt and her supporters began yelling about religious persecution.
The public face of the marriage equality movement has always been about the dignity and respect due to gay and lesbian couples. Behind the scenes, though, there are thousands of state and federal laws that are affected by expanding the definition of marriage, including the Michigan Revocation of Paternity Act. In the next few years, […]
LGBT couples have found themselves in a legal gray area for years. Since the United States Supreme Court has struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, gay divorce in Michigan is now a thing.
The news has been buzzing these last few days about Judge Lisa Gorcyca’s decision to send three children, ages 14, 10, and 9, to a juvenile detention facility after they refused parenting time with their father. See what happens when parental alienation gets taken to the extreme.
Let’s face it, divorce is hard on children. But the choices you make after the Judgment of Divorce is signed can make a big difference in the lives of your kids. Here are 3 tips for being a better divorced parent. 1. Don’t Diss Your Ex Depending on how bad the relationship got before you […]
The decision that thousands of Michigan couples have been waiting for for months, even years, has finally arrived. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that gay and lesbian couples have a fundamental right to marriage equality. Here’s a look at the decision.
Half of America isn’t married. And while live-in couples may be avoiding wedding expenses, they might just be setting themselves up for expensive legal work later on.
A recent article in the Detroit Free Press does a better job of explaining co-parenting than any attorney ever will. In “An open letter to my ex-husband’s new girlfriend,” Tina Plantamura, an Asbury Park Press Contributor, shows just what it means to put the kids first.
Sole custody is on the top of some people’s wish list when they start a divorce or a custody battle. But taking that issue all the way to trial may be more trouble than it’s worth. A potential client, call her Amy, sits across from me in my office. She is upset. We’ve already had […]
In March 2015, two new laws went into effect in Michigan that are designed to make it easier for the state to collect child support for children born to unwed mothers. If you are a father to a child receiving state aid, here’s why you need to pay attention.