Contract Regarding Destruction of Embryos Upheld, Despite Public Policy Concerns

A San Francisco Judge has upheld a consent form between former spouses providing for destruction of the frozen embryos upon divorce. within the case of Mimi Lee in addition to Stephen Findley was decided yesterday.  Mimi (an anesthesiologist), age 46, discovered she had breast cancer prior to her marriage to Stephen, in addition to the…

False Child Abuse as well as Neglect Complaints

Sometimes, co-parents take an overly aggressive approach to reporting perceived wrongs to their county Child Protective Services. If This kind of becomes a habit, there are steps the target parent can take to protect their custody position in a high-conflict family court proceeding. First, generating a false claim of abuse or neglect will be a…

Famous Mother Loses Custody

As divorce lawyers, we see many custody battles unfold inside family court. over time, our law firm has developed experience inside defense in addition to the prosecution of child custody battles; we have become students of the industry. When not actively engaged in a custody proceeding, our lawyers monitor the legal in addition to well-known…

Custody Bills Protect Soldiers

Yesterday, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 09 in addition to tied barred House Bills 4071 in addition to 4482 which provide protections for active service members involved in family court child custody proceedings.  The Senate bill stays custody proceedings during a service member’s deployment while the House bills provide similar protection relative to court-ordered parenting…

Series of Moves Violates 100-Mile Rule

Earlier This kind of month, the Michigan Court of Appeals again considered the 100-mile rule in a published decision. The case will be significant to the extent which the item provides parents guidance on the location of their post-divorce domicile as well as will be yet another case which illustrates the concept of joint custody….

Attachment Parenting in addition to Breastfeeding vs. Father Who Wants Custody

Attachment Parenting.  Breastfeeding.  Co-sleeping. These concepts are often used as a double-edged sword in family court.  As often as mothers will hurl these words to deprive fathers of visitation, fathers will similarly contort images of abnormal needy behaviors of which need to be quashed in order to deprive mothers. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I destroy…

Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

We have seen This kind of movie at our law firm on a few occasions.  A maladjusted parent attempts to enlist the machinery of the state in a bid to gain custody by producing false or trumped-up allegations of abuse against the various other spouse or co-parent. Earlier This kind of week, the Michigan Court…

Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeals

Here will be a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  of which will be the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options in family court. In 2007, the Child Custody Act was amended by…

Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her via Parents' Custody Hearing

By:  Timothy P. Flynn This particular will be a case with an important message via the Ohio Supreme Court.  Thus, while the In Re AG opinion, released yesterday, does not bind family courts here in Michigan, the item will be nevertheless instructive. Since 2001, the teenager, A.G., grew up amid perpetual family court divorce proceedings in…

When Father is usually Relegated to the Weekend Parent

By: Timothy P. Flynn A case which caught our attention via the Michigan Court of Appeals last month deserves mention in This specific blog.  The case comes via the St. Clair County’s Family Court; the family court judge which ruled in Mother’s favor to allow a significant modification of the parenting schedule was reversed by…