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  • 22
    August

    Parental Alienation

    By Iafrate & Salassa

    Parental Alienation
    The term parental alienation is used to describe the systematic attempts of a parent to destroy the parent-child relationship between the other parent and the couple’s children. Sadly, parental alienation is often utilized as a tactic in custody proceedings, which can have devastating consequences for the emotional health ...
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  • 8
    August

    New Law Would Change Joint Custody Requirements

    By Iafrate & Salassa

    New Law Would Change Joint Custody Requirements
    The Michigan Legislature is currently considering a new bill that if passed, would require judges to award joint custody and substantially equal parenting time in most divorce cases. The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee on June 20, although a vote is not expected until after summer recess. ...
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  • 25
    July

    Grandparenting Time

    By Colleen

    Grandparenting Time
    In the groundbreaking case of Troxel v. Granville, the U.S. Supreme Court held that grandparents have a right to visitation of grandchildren if the child’s parents are deemed unfit. Last week, the Court of Appeals published a decision that helps incorporate the Supreme Court’s definition of a fit ...
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  • 11
    July

    Calculating Child Support in Michigan

    By Iafrate & Salassa

    Calculating Child Support in Michigan
    In January, the Michigan Legislature enacted a series of new changes to the state’s child support laws. The amendments will have a significant impact on how child support is calculated, so if you are considering a divorce and have questions or concerns about paying child support, it is ...
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