Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Conditions

Earlier This specific month, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed alcohol abuse along with parenting conditions in a rare published opinion; rare in which parenting time appeals do not get published very often. This specific case, Kaeb v Kaeb, comes to us coming from Ottawa County Family Court along with sheds some light on the proper way in…

Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Disputes

Even the thought of some of our colleagues, cornering the little children of their clients in a conference room in order to elicit a parental preference, causes recurring nightmares.  Fortunately, the Michigan Court of Appeals agrees, recently holding which a family court judge cannot order the parents’ lawyers to interview their minor children to ascertain…

Senate Bill Impugns Medical Marijuana for Custodial Parents

Over the several years since Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act was passed through voter initiative in November 2008, we’ve had many cases in family court where a parent’s medical marijuana use was raised as an issue inside case.  Generally, family court judges do not shine to pot smoking parents. currently, the Michigan Senate has taken-up the…

On The Custody of Cryopreserved Embryos

By:  Timothy P. Flynn today here’s a sticky one.  What does an unmarried couple do with their fertilized in addition to cryopreserved embryos when they break-up? in which was the question of first impression posed to a panel of the Illinois Court of Appeal’s Second Division in Jacob Szafranski vs Karla Dunston.  The in vitro…

Child's Aging Held to be Sufficient Change of Circumstance to Justify Parenting-Time Modification

Very recently, the Michigan Court of Appeals published their decision inside parenting time modification case of Shade v Wright.  which case, as well as its effect on our “family law” jurisprudence, is actually the subject of our fellow Oakland County law blogger, Cameron Goulding, Esq.Cameron produces the North Oakland Divorce Blog.  This particular post is…