Contempt from the Family Court

Just prior to the July 4th holiday, the Michigan Court of Appeals decided an unpublished case that will has caught our eye.  This particular case, Klass vs Klass, details the custody battle of a family by Midland County. The case will be notable, not because of the incredible dysfunction demonstrated by the parents of the…

Contempt of Family Court Orders Can Result in Jail – Lots of of which

A recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision highlights the powers family court judges have in enforcing their orders. In Powers v Powers, the Wayne County Family Court jailed a Massachusetts woman for her refusal to abide by a series of parenting orders.  She was given the option of paying more than $4000 in sanctions of which…