Child Custody

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Supervised Parenting Time in Michigan

Why Might a Michigan Court Order Supervised Child Visitation?

Michigan family law judges will always strive to act in the best interests of the child.  Generally, it is considered in the best interests of the child to have a relationship with both parents.  At times, however, a judge may determine that the child’s visit with one parent should be solely supervised.  Supervised visitation may be necessary if a parent has an addiction problem, history of violence, mental illness, or another condition that could render unsupervised visits dangerous to the child.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Michigan Divorce Case Tackles the Issue of Vaccines

Will I have the right to make major decisions for my child post-divorce?

A Michigan divorce case has garnered national attention for its focus on the issue of vaccines, and now a second child custody case involving vaccines will continue to keep the matter in the spotlight.  Rebecca Bredow is the mother of a nine-year-old boy.  She objects to vaccines on religious grounds.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Joint Custody Bill Passes the Michigan House Committee

How might the new joint custody bill impact custody arrangements in Michigan?

A new bill recently passed the Michigan House Judiciary Committee and it could mean changes for custody determinations in the state.  The law would require that judges award joint legal custody to divorcing parents, absent evidence of domestic violence.  Supporters of the bill believe a change in the current law is needed due to the evolving standard of parenting, which includes an increasing number of people having children while unwed.
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