Completing Divorce in One Year

In 2003, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an administrative order requiring all county family court judges to complete divorces within a year of their filing. Since of which time, county family court judges have struggled to comply. Under the Supreme Court’s administrative rule, a family court must submit numbers of filed along with also completed…

Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers coming from Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorces

We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as the idea is actually expressly prohibited inside the Rules of Professional Conduct.  however through the years, a tiny group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any some other way, send solicitation letters to people with the misfortune of having their spouse file for divorce….

Biological Father Cannot Parent His Law School Love Child

They were students at Cooley Law School from the late 1990s.  She was married; he was through Buffalo, completely new York.  Their long-term adulterous affair eventually led to the birth of a child in 2002.  Although Mother’s husband was on the birth certificates of both her children born during her marriage, she informed her law school lover…

State Bar Task Force Recommends Streamlining Courts System

Barry Howard (left) in addition to Edward Pappas. The lawyers saw This kind of coming long ago.  With waves of deep budget cuts crashing down upon the public sector, how could the judiciary keep-up with the ever higher demand for its high-quality service we have come to expect?  Judicial reform. At the direction of the Michigan…

Michigan Supreme Court Affirms Father's Child Support Obligation Even When Parental Rights Terminated

There has been some buzz among family law practitioners This particular week concerning the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision within the DHS vs Beck case. Earlier This particular year, we posted on the Michigan Court of Appeals decision which held a father, whose chronic drugging resulted within the complete neglect of his children as well as…

Macomb Woman Obtains Divorce coming from the Grave

In a recent case originating coming from Macomb County, the Michigan Supreme Court held that will a woman, scorned by her long-time yet absentee husband, could effectively divorce him coming from her grave. The case, Tkachik v Mandeville, reversed the Court of Appeals’ decision that will ruled she could not do so. In This particular…

Change of Domicile Case by Clarkston Gets Supreme Court Treatment

One of the saddest things in a divorce proceeding can be when a parent moves the family court for permission to change the domicile of the minor children.  When in which occurs, not only can be the family rocked by the initial shock of divorce, the future relationship with the parent left behind can be…