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…)

Breaking Free From Domestic Violence Takes a Team

Escaping Domestic Violence Takes a TeamIf you know someone in a domestic violence relationship it can be hard to understand why the person won’t simply leave. But many times a successful break requires much more support than any one person, even a lawyer, can provide. Instead, it takes a team. (more…)

US Supreme Court to Hear Michigan Gay Marriage Case

Supreme Court grants cert to gay marriage casesThe word came down on January 16, 2014: the US Supreme Court had granted certiorari to¬†four gay marriage cases on appeal from the 6th Circuit. But what does that mean for couples? And could the Court’s order hint at its eventual ruling? (more…)

Gov. Snyder Vetos Law to Give Guns to Domestic Violence Offenders

Snyder vetos gun law to protect domestic violence victimsShould having a personal protection order (PPO) or domestic violence charges against a person prevent him or her from carrying a concealed weapon? The Michigan Legislature didn’t think so, but Governor Rick Snyder disagrees. On January 15, 2015, he vetoed the bill out of concern for domestic violence victims. (more…)

UPDATED: Federal Court Upholds 300+ Michigan Gay Marriages

Federal Court Upholds Michigan Gay MarriagesIn March 2014, gay marriage was legal in Michigan for just about 24 hours. That day, 300+ couples hurried to get married before the Court of Appeals issued a stay on the lower court decision. Now another judge has ruled that those marriages were valid and must be recognized. (more…)

Sneak Peek: Michigan’s New Genetic Parentage Act

Michigan's New Genetic Paternity ActIn December of 2014, the Michigan Legislature passed the Genetic Parentage Act and the Summary Support and Paternity Act. The laws won’t take effect until March, but here’s a sneak peek at what to expect. (more…)

Is the Divorce Rate Dropping?

Is the Divorce Rate Dropping?It has become common knowledge that half of all marriages end in divorce. But is that statistic actually true? Recent articles in Time Magazine and the New York Times are casting doubt on this popular “truth.” (more…)