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Old criminal records may factor into child custody

Children are a family's most precious resource and they can often be the most vulnerable people in a tricky situation. This is also true during parents' issues, especially if they culminate in separation and divorce. Judges in Michigan family courts are predisposed to making decisions for the benefit of the children, so parents often have a case for more rights and time with children if they can demonstrate they can provide the best environment.

Supreme Court hears arguments on unusual child custody case

Although the road to family court is often fraught with emotional issues and complex arrangements, the goals are simple once people are there. Separation arrangements and divorce proceedings are the place for adults to work out their differences, but family court is all about the best interests of the child.

How do Michigan courts decide child custody?

No one involved in the child custody process takes the responsibility lightly. Parents who may gain custody of a child after a divorce or court proceeding are assumed to be loving, dedicated people, and judges realize they have a young life in their hands. This is why Michigan has rules on how child custody is decided.

Patterns of endangerment may affect child custody

The rights and responsibilities of parenthood are some of the most intense and important experiences in adult life. It is not surprising that they are also the most contentious parts of divorce, separation or altercations between spouses. Unfortunately, this also means that children end up paying for the fights that happen between parents.

An even split of child custody may be a bad idea for children

If you get married thinking about what might happen if you get divorced, most people would argue you're doing it wrong. But if you are planning on having children, there are few precautions too extreme for the health and happiness of young lives in your charge.

Marshals turn up 123 missing children in the Detroit area

One of the stickiest parts of divorce is the fate of a marriage's children. Even if divorce is amicable and not as emotionally charged as it could be, parents are often possessive about their children and loathe to share custody and decision-making abilities with former partners and family members.

Michigan cracks down on failure to pay child support

Michigan's top law enforcement agency recently sharpened their efforts to keep parents accountable for taking care of their children. Failure to pay court-ordered child support or alimony can land a person in jail, which happened to more than 60 people across the Wolverine State over a single day in September 2018.

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