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Child custody case may have been compromised by official's breach

A woman working for a now disbanded organization that conducted investigations into alleged police misconduct has since been accused of breaching protocol herself. Allegations against the woman assert that she gave private information to another party that may have compromised an active child custody battle. The complicated situation in another state remains unfolding at this time. Michigan parents embroiled in contentious custody situations may relate to the mother in this story's frustration.

When is sole legal child custody warranted in a Michigan divorce?

When married couples in Michigan who have children divorce, they often face many challenges during proceedings insofar as future care and decision-making rights are concerned. The court generally bases its decisions on whatever it determines is in the children's best interests at the time although as time goes on life changes may prompt a modification of an existing court order. With regard to child custody, legal custody is just as important as physical custody.

Jenelle Evans battling son's grandmother in child custody dispute

Many Michigan reality TV fans are familiar with Jenelle Evans. The Teen Mom star has been in and out of court regarding her ability to parent to her young son. In a surprising turn of events, Evans is back in court after the paternal grandmother of her 3-year-old child has filed an emergency request for temporary child custody of the boy.

Child custody situations may change if law passes in Michigan

A Michigan representative is lobbying for change regarding how much time parents get to spend with their children after divorce. A bill has been proposed that may change the face of child custody law throughout the state. Those supporting the bill say the current system basically pits parents against each other in a legal contest to prove which one spent more time with their kids during the marriage.

Child custody battle keeps Victoria Azarenka out of championship

Many Michigan parents understand what it's like to disagree with each other regarding the care and raising of their children. In situations of divorce, or where parents were never married to start, child custody issues can turn into raging battles that take weeks or months (even years) to resolve. Sometimes, such circumstances drastically affect the lifestyle of one parent or the other.

Prison possible in failure to pay almost $30,000 in child support

Food, clothes, mortgage – it all adds up. Then, when one adds on the cost of school supplies and other necessities this time of year, the cost of raising a child appears to increase exponentially. Michigan courts have long recognized the need for both parents to bear financial responsibility for their children. As such, when parents divorce, it is likely that one parent will be responsible for making child support payments.

Child custody plans are not easy when one parent won't cooperate

Co-parenting with a disagreeable ex-spouse can make matters difficult, if not impossible. Trying to reach child custody agreements can be frustrating if one spouse cannot behave respectfully or refuses to compromise. Michigan parents may be forced to deal with such parenting partners by declining to continue a discussion once it begins to deteriorate into an argument. They may also determine to avoid any topics that incite tempers. However, while parental disagreements may be frustrating, there may be other matters that are more serious.

Parenting time an important part of child custody agreement

Children are an important consideration in a divorce. When the Michigan couple decides that the marriage cannot be salvaged, they still each have a responsibility to their children. As part of the divorce decree, child custody details are stated so that the children's best interest are protected.

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