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Modifying Custody vs. Modifying Parenting Time in Michigan

Modify parenting time or custody

By: Dennis M. Germain, Michigan Family Law Attorney & Counselor at Law This article is Part 3 of a 3 Part series about legal rights associated with parenting time (a.k.a. parental visitation, physical custody, etc.) in Michigan.  Part 1 addressed

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Joint Legal Custody & Decision-Making during Your Visitation

Decision Making during Your Parenting Time

By: Dennis M. Germain, Michigan Family Law Attorney & Counselor at Law This article is Part 2 of a 3 Part series about legal rights associated with parenting time (a.k.a. parental visitation, physical custody, etc.) in Michigan.  This article addresses

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Your Right to a Specific Parenting Time Schedule in Michigan

Shelby Township Custody Attorney

By: Dennis M. Germain, Michigan Family Law Attorney & Counselor at Law This article is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series about legal rights associated with parenting time (a.k.a. parental visitation, physical custody, etc.).  While both “custody” and “parenting

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The Law on Parenting Time in Michigan; a Three Part Series

Shelby Township Parenting Time & Custody

By: Dennis M. Germain, Michigan Family Law Attorney & Counselor at Law This is the central page of a three part series by family law and divorce attorney, Dennis Germain.  The series discusses your legal rights in Michigan regarding parenting

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Michigan Child Support | Are Employment Perks Considered Income?

Child Support, Business Expenses

By: Dennis M. Germain, Michigan Family Law Attorney & Counselor at Law Child support is calculated under the Michigan Child Support Formula which currently includes a 30 page manual and 89 page supplement.  One of the most important factors for

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“Parental Kidnapping” – Is Withholding Parenting Time a Crime in Michigan?

Denying Visitation

By: Dennis M. Germain, Michigan Family Law Attorney & Counselor at Law As a family law and divorce attorney, I encounter clients and potential clients who state: “The other parent of my child is violating a court order by not

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Michigan Child Support; “My Ex Refuses to Work.” Imputation of Income.

Child Support Calculation, Oakland County

By: Dennis M. Germain, Attorney & Counselor at Law As a family law and divorce attorney, I frequently encounter clients and potential clients who state: “My ex refuses to work and I am stuck with an inflated or insufficient child

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PPO Defense 3 of 3: Civil Mutual Restraining Orders in Michigan

Michigan - Civil Mutual Restraining Order

By: Dennis M. Germain, Attorney & Counselor at Law This article is Part 3 of a 3 part series on personal protection order (PPO) defense.  In Part 1, I discussed defending against a domestic PPO.  In Part 2, I discussed

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PPO Defense 2 of 3: Defending Against “Stalking” Allegations in Michigan

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By: Dennis M. Germain, Attorney & Counselor at Law This article is Part 2 of a 3 part series on personal protection order (PPO) defense.  A PPO is a court order designed to protect a person by restraining another from

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PPO Defense 1 of 3: Defending Against Accusations of Domestic Abuse

PPO defense in Macomb, Oakland & Wayne County MI

By: Dennis M. Germain, Attorney & Counselor at Law A personal protection order (PPO) is a court order designed to protect one person by restraining another from certain specified behavior, e.g., violence, harassment, or stalking. This article is the first

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