"Living apart together"

Traditionally people have been categorised as ‘married’ or ‘single’. Then sometime last century along came the ‘de facto’ concept. in which category will be the hardest to define in addition to the law, being the law, has tried very hard to put a definition on the idea. inside the family law context in which will…

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 Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

By: Amanda Chapman An interesting book was released earlier This particular summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone along with also Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found the book accurately reflects much of what I observe in my day-to-day profession. The authors are…

End of a long marriage or relationship

Being single after being married for a long time (thirty or forty years) can be liberating for some people however mostly no matter whose decision the item was to end the marriage both parties are frightened along with uncertain. Suddenly the image of the golden years has changed significantly. however with some careful planning you…

The Economics of Child Support

DHS Director Maura Corrigan The Michigan Auditor General gave a high grade to the arm of the state bureaucracy responsible for collecting in addition to distributing child support.  within the two year audit period billions in child support dollars were collected in addition to distributed with 99.9% accuracy according to the auditor. Much of the…

Planning

Whether you were the one who decided to separate or not which will be important to establish whether you can actually survive financially after separation. Here are some important financial considerations which you should consider. via a day to day point of view, you need to ensure you have a bank account in addition to…

Family Law Council report on "parentage"

Recently the Family Law Council of Australia’s “Report on Parentage as well as the Family Law Act” was released by the Attorney-General. The Council was asked to prepare the Report in light of the increasing diversity of family formation in Australiaand the rapidly changing nature of reproductive technology. inside the Report the Council considers the…