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Posted: Jan 30, 2019, 2:20 PM
The evidence in a custody action demonstrated that a change in circumstances had occurred and, therefore, the trial court wrongly denied a mother’s motion to modify a custody order, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, instructing the trial court to analyze the best interest factors on remand.
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Posted: Aug 28, 2017, 4:50 PM
The Michigan legislature is trying to pass legislation called the Michigan Shared Parenting Act, HB 4691, http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(2bjmoemzoxqbnuuhgn2vbgxb))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=2017-HB-4691, which completely throws out over 30 years of statute and case law, and favors consistency (in the form of joint custody for all cases) over the best interests of the children.
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Posted: Feb 5, 2014, 3:35 PM
The Court of Appeals issued a real head scratcher today in Helton v Beaman.
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Posted: Jul 30, 2013, 10:30 AM
To decide a child's domicile for purposes of insurance coverage under the No-Fault Act, MCL 500.3114(1), the Michigan Supreme Court turned to family law in Grange Insurance v Lawrence (Docket 145206 & 145808) (authored by Justice Mary Beth Kelly).
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Posted: Jan 24, 2013, 9:00 PM
Same-sex marriages and adoptions continue to reach the Michigan appellate courts. A parent in a former same-sex relationship challenged the other parent’s custodial rights by arguing that the probate court who granted the adoption lacked subject matter jurisdiction because it was same-sex adoption.
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