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After divorce, can family courts say whether kids play football?

Football is a way of life for many families in Michigan. However, there is growing evidence that repeated concussions can cause serious brain injuries, and that such injuries may be more severe among those who begin playing tackle football before age 12. Even for those who begin playing as teenagers, multiple concussions may cause lifelong damage to the brain.

Are dads spending enough time with their children?

In most cases, Michigan law officially favors child custody and parenting arrangements that promote a strong bond with both parents. That doesn't mean that every child custody and parenting order will split the child's time 50/50 between the parents, as there are often other factors to take into consideration. Still, children are generally better off spending lots of time with each parent.

Child Custody: What are the rights of a non-custodial parent?

In most divorce cases in Michigan, both parents want what is best for their children. However, joint child custody is not necessarily perfect for every situation, and the parent who ends up being the non-custodial parent may want to make sure he or she remains a part of the child's life. For this reason, it is important for that parent to make sure the divorce settlement agreement specifies his or her rights as the non-custodial parent rather than having only vague references to it.

Overcoming child custody issues during the holidays

Many Michigan parents are facing their first upcoming holiday seasons since they divorced. Some are worried that child custody problems may impede their abilities to enjoy the holidays with their families. Even in situations where parents have existing court orders regarding agreed-upon parenting arrangements, if certain parties refuse to adhere to such orders, it can turn happily planned holidays into nightmarish events.

Father says he wants custody of his daughter, not the money

Many people in Michigan have been reaching out to help those whose lives were devastated by recent hurricanes in other states. One particular situation that was especially tragic involved a toddler whose mother did not survive the flood waters in their area. A child custody battle has arisen in that state in the aftermath of the storms.

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.


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