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Frugality Hurts Credit Score for Elderly

Last week, we came across an article in the Sunday NYT Business section about an elderly individual whose practiced frugality damaged his credit score. It turns out, if you do not need or use much credit, your overall credit score suffers. The 63-year old saw a classic car he liked at a “one-day-only” price. He […]

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Same-Sex Custody Dispute

Now that marriage equality is a fundamental constitutional right, same-sex custody disputes have a family court framework for resolution. This is not the case, however, for the legion of unmarried same-sex couples that have children. One such case is pending in the Monroe County Probate Court involving a lesbian couple that utilized artificial insemination to […]

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Minor in Possession of Alcohol May Be Reduced to Civil Infraction

The Michigan Senate is considering whether to transform the crime of minor in possession of alcohol from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. The legislature is addressing an age-old problem: what to do about minors that drink alcohol? The Proposed Legislation Senate Bill 322 not only transforms a minor in possession of alcohol violation to a […]

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DIY Divorce Videos

70 percent of the divorce proceedings conducted in the Wayne County Circuit Court’s Family Court Division are conducted with at least one party in propria persona. That’s Latin for: you represent yourself. When that goes down in the county family court, it is generally a bad thing for several reasons, and for everyone involved. The […]

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