Tri-Custody: Shared Custody with Three Parents

What is Tri-Custody? Shared custody arrangements often arise in some non-traditional families. For example, a tri-custody arrangement is a child custody arrangement between three people: a father, his wife and the biological mother of the minor child. Here in Michigan, the applicable child custody statutes narrowly tailor the rights of third parties to minor children. […]

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Genesee Circuit Court’s ADAPT Program Gains Ground

On November 14, 2014, Judge Richard Yuille signed an order implementing the ADAPT Pilot Program in Genesee County. ADAPT is the shortened name for a program officially known as Acquiring DNA and Paternity Timely. This program was designed to quickly establish paternity of children born out of wedlock. It has a secondary goal of reducing […]

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When a Divorced Parent Wants to Move Out-of-State

One of the most difficult situations in divorce is when one parent plans to move out-of-state with the children. Without a family court judge’s approval, a change of domicile is disallowed. Recent Case Family courts frequently struggle with change of domicile motions. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently published a case that highlights some of […]

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