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Parental Divorce Reduction Act

New Mexico state senator Mark Boitano introduced a bill last February titled the Parental Divorce Reduction Act.  The legislative intent behind the bill was to reduce unnecessary divorce, reduce family court litigation, and educate parents about the effect of divorce on their children. Noble objectives; unworkable mechanics.  This bill basically died shortly after its introduction […]

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Fathers See Gains in County Family Courts

Do the regularly maintained statistics support the contention that fathers are getting more time with their children in family courts?  To borrow a lyric from the 70’s band, Boston, “it’s more than a feeling”.   Divorce records maintained by the Michigan Department of Community Health reflect a trend that family law professionals have observed, and […]

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Michigan's Super Drunk Law After Six Months

It’s still too early to tell if Michigan’s new “Super Drunk” driving law is having an effect on making our roadways safer.  The law took effect last November. Some following the law have noted that due to plea deals, many convicted of this law are going to rehab rather than jail.  One of the provisions […]

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Biological Father Cannot Parent His Law School Love Child

They were students at Cooley Law School in the late 1990s.  She was married; he was from Buffalo, New York.  Their long-term adulterous affair eventually led to the birth of a child in 2002.  Although Mother’s husband was on the birth certificates of both her children born during her marriage, she informed her law school lover that […]

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