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Modifying Custody vs. Modifying Parenting Time in Michigan

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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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Divorce When one Spouse Controls All the Money

Economic-Abuse

By: Dennis M. Germain and Anthony A. DeMatteis. In a marriage, economic abuse can occur when one spouse controls all access to the marital assets.  This most often occurs where one spouse is the sole producer of income and the

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Financial Care for a Special Needs Child in Divorce

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By Dennis M. Germain: Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne County, Family Law and Divorce Attorney. Approximately 14-15 percent of children in America have special need conditions (some more restrictive than others).* Some of the most common conditions are ADD/ADHD, down syndrome,

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Does Cheating Matter in a Divorce?

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By: Dennis M. Germain and Anthony A. DeMatteis. I am commonly asked the following questions: “If my spouse has cheated on me, will the judge give me a better result in my divorce?”  “Will the judge punish my spouse for

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