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Michigan Legislature Proposes Parity in Parenting Schedule

Some time ago, Rep. Jim Runestad [R-White Lake] introduced legislation -known as HB 4141– that would create a presumption of joint custody in any dispute between parents. Rebutting this presumption will require clear and convincing evidence that a parent is, “unfit, unwilling, or unable to care for the child.” Parental termination proceedings, for example, would […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Considers Parents’ School Dispute

The Michigan Supreme Court addresses a child custody dispute involving the children’s school. This post discusses the procedural implications of the anticipated ruling. For most people, springtime brings warmer weather and melting snow. For family law attorneys, it also brings motions to change the school districts of their children. If filed in the spring, these […]

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