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Change of custody and change in parenting time issues in Novi and Howell, Michigan

A few years ago changes were made in custody and child support rules in the state of Michigan. In the past there was a cutoff in the number of days used to calculate support which created a lot of fighting regarding parenting time. Under the old rules there were not allowances in support for a […]

Should I leave the marital home before filing for Divorce?

Many times I am asked by people whether they can or should leave the marital home prior to or after filing for divorce. If you have children the answer is almost always no. Many times the spouse will say that they need space, that there should be a temporary separation, or some other reason for […]

October 8th, 2012|child custody, children, domestic violence, Parenting Time|

Child Custody Issues In Howell, Novi, Brighton, Milford, Wixom, South Lyon, Livonia, Plymouth, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, and Commerce

Over the years I have seen people hurt their ability to obtain custody or be awarded substantial parenting time by moving out of the home where the children live without a court ordered agreement regarding custody and parenting time. Quite frequently they fall into the trap by way of their spouse or significant other requesting that they […]

Paternity issues when a married woman has a child by another man

There has been a recent change to the Paternity Laws in the State of Michigan. Under the old law which had been established in 1956 a man who fathered a child with a married woman had not standing to bring an action to enforce his rights as a father unless the woman divorce and her ex-husband sought […]

August 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

General Discussion on Property Division in a Michigan Divorce for My Clients in Wayne, Oakland, and Livingston County

 

The property division in a divorce in Michigan is based on many factors. Usually when I interview a client I ask my prospective client what he or she owned on the date of the marriage and what they own today.

A major factor in the split involves the length of the marriage for reason that in a […]

Separate Property v Marital Property as discussed in recent appeals court cases.

 

I. Marital vs Separate Property

Ayres v Ayres, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Michigan Court of Appeals, decided December 22, 2011 (Docket No. 297989), on appeal from Otsego County

Each party owned a piece of real estate at the time of the marriage, but each contributed to the other’s property and they invested in property together during […]

Howell OWI Lawyer DAN BAIN , an overview of MICHIGAN SUPERDRUNK DRUNK DRIVING LAW

On October 31, 2010 Michigan’s drunk driving ,OWI, DUI,   laws were amended and  enhanced to include a new charge and increased penalties for persons charge with drunk driving, DUI, OWI whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is .17 or greater. This law is known as SUPER DRUNK DRIVING !  The proposed rational behind this law was […]

May 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Novi Lawyer Dan Bain “Sometimes the system doesn’t work”

I ONCE HAD A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE WHO ON THE RECORD REFERRING TO THE GOVERNMENT HAD THE COURAGE TO SAY “SOMETIMES THEY ARE WRONG!” THE STORY BELOW PROVES THAT POINT !!! NOBODY EVER THINKS IT COULD HAPPEN TO THEM .

GRAND JUNCTION, Co. (Reuters) – A Colorado man wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison […]

May 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Personal Protection Orders explained by John Bain an Attorney in Novi and Howell

I receive many calls regarding Personal Protection Orders. Quite frequently those calls come after the order has been issued. If you are seeking a personal protection order you will find that the courts are set up so that it is very easy to file a Petition for a Personal Protection Order on your own behalf. If a […]

DAN BAIN NOVI LAWYER , PEOPLE V KOON, Court rules it is illeagal to drive with any amount of marujuana in your system.

Appeals court: Michigan medical pot law doesn’t protect users who drive

By Karen Bouffard
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Lansing— A medical marijuana card does not protect users from prosecution for driving with the substance in their bloodstream under Michigan’s “zero tolerance” law, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.

The appeals panel overruled two lower courts in deciding the […]

April 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|