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Joint Custody Pioneer Dies in California

James Cook of California, hailed by many divorce professionals as the pioneer of modern “joint custody” arrangements, died of natural causes at his home in California. Following his bitter divorce, Cook lobbied the legislature in Sacramento in the late 1970s to pass a then-novel law that provided wide discretion to family court judges in California […]

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Outstanding Macomb and Oakland County Plea Deals

Over the past six-months, our firm has achieved notable plea agreements with the Prosecutors in Macomb and Oakland Counties in three major felony cases. As a result, our clients were well served, their freedoms were preserved, and their families were very pleased with our results when it really counted. In a Macomb County case, criminal […]

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Macomb Woman Attempts Divorce from her Grave

In a recent case originating from Macomb County, the Court of Appeals held that a woman scorned by her long-time, but absentee husband, could not effectively divorce him from her grave. In the case, the wife became ill and died of breast cancer after nearly three decades of marriage. Although the long-married couple was estranged […]

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Study Finds Correlation Between ADHD, Divorce and Alcohol

A recent study referenced in the Washington Post suggests the divorce rate among parents with ADHD children is almost double from the norm. The study also correlates an increase in alcohol consupmtion for the same group. This conclusion will come as no suprise to any parent or professional that has dealt with this disorder. Difficult […]

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The "60-Minute" Divorce for under $500

A new version of a “New York minute”, or just another sign of the times? A law firm in New York City is offering clients divorce in under an hour, and for less than $500, not including filing fees, courier expenses, and other fine print. For the low fee, clients meet with a lparalegal and […]

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Student Blogger(s) Wanted to Develop Probate Law Blog

Our firm seeks to add some interest to the important but oft-dry subject of probate law, probate litigation, and estate planning. We are developing this law blog, the electronic probate attorney, to keep our current probate and estate planning clients informed of developments and to attract new clients. If you are a law student or […]

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Macomb Woman Attempts Divorce from her Grave

In a recent case originating from Macomb County, the Court of Appeals held that a woman scorned by her long-time, but absentee husband, could not effectively divorce him from her grave. In the case, the wife became ill and died of breast cancer after nearly three decades of marriage. Although the long-married couple was estranged […]

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Violation of Probation on an MIP Conviction should not result in Jailtime

Recent discussions between criminal defense attorneys comparing notes about district court judges in Oakland and Genesse counties have revealed that many of their MIP clients are subjected to jail sentences when they subsequently plead guilty to a violation of probation. The law prohibits any jail sentence for a minor that pleads guilty to possession of […]

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Invoking 100-Mile Rule Could Cost a Parent Custody

A recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision changed physical custody of the parties’ minor child from the Mother to the Father when Mother moved from Ludington to Traverse City. Since the move was less than 100-miles, Mother believed that she did not need to seek the permission of the court to “endorse” the move. She […]

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