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Dad’s Memo Prevents Daughters From Getting Disinherited by Step-Mom

A secret memorandum that a concerned father passed to his daughters some 13-years prior to his death may have saved their sizable inheritance.  The memo was a key piece of evidence in resolving a trust dispute where the step-mother had exercised undue influence to claim her wealthy husband’s entire estate, worth an estimated $5 million. […]

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Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Disputes

Even the thought of some of our colleagues, cornering the little children of their clients in a conference room in order to elicit a parental preference, causes recurring nightmares.  Fortunately, the Michigan Court of Appeals agrees, recently holding that a family court judge cannot order the parents’ lawyers to interview their minor children to ascertain […]

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When Father is Relegated to the Weekend Parent

By: Timothy P. Flynn A case that caught our attention from the Michigan Court of Appeals last month deserves mention in this blog.  The case comes from the St. Clair County’s Family Court; the family court judge that ruled in Mother’s favor to allow a significant modification of the parenting schedule was reversed by the […]

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Uniform Collaborative Divorce Law Act Passes Michigan Senate

By:  Timothy P. Flynn Readers of this blog will recognize our commitment to the collaborative divorce process.  Whenever possible, given the circumstances and personal dynamics of the parties, it usually is the best way to go in family court. The collaborative divorce model is where a married couple meets with a team of family law […]

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