child custody

Home/child custody

Preparing for a divorce?

Over the years I have spoke with many people who are thinking of getting divorced and are unable to document what has happened in the past year. Quite often they have a general idea but they cannot be specific. I have found that it is best to get make a calendar with enough notes to [...]

2018-05-10T18:14:04+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|child custody, Divorce, Parenting Time|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grandparent Custody in Novi, Northville, Plymouth, MIlford,Brighton, and Howell

Nowadays more and more grandparents are raising the grandchildren which brings up the issue of a grand parent obtaining custody of a child.  Take for example, a grandmother who has been raising her grandchildren for the past few years due to the parent’s use of drugs and alcohol and unstable life.  The grandmother acts as [...]