29 Dec 2014
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Does A Parent With Joint Legal Custody Have The Right To Request Psychological Treatment For A Minor Child Without The Consent Of The Other Parent? I am frequently asked whether a parent with joint legal custody has the right to request psychological treatment for a minor child without the consent of the other parent. Unfortunately, […]

29 Dec 2014
amicable divorce - frustrated couple

Requirements for Change of Domicile (Moving Out of State) I have been asked by several therapists to address the issue of change of domicile, when one parent wants to move the legal residence of the minor children more than 100 miles or outside the state of Michigan. Under MCL 722.31, a parent who has custody […]

28 Dec 2014
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The following is a list of things you may need to do once the divorce is completed. However, since you should be using the time during the divorce to prepare for your life post- divorce, you should review the list now to plan ahead. 1. Change names on the homeowner’s insurance, auto insurance, utilities, credit […]

24 Dec 2014
amicable divorce - confused

There are a lot of misconceptions about divorce. Divorce conjures up images of movies such as Kramer v. Kramer, where the parties engage in a protracted custody battle or War of the Roses, where the parties literally kill each other. Surprisingly, it is the divorce lawyer, Gavin D’Amato (Danny DeVito) in War of the Roses […]

24 Dec 2014
amicable divorce - dictionary

Below is a list of terms often heard in connection with the divorce process: Child Specialist: In a Collaborative Divorce, the collaboratively-trained mental health professional who serves as a support for the parties’ children, and conveys the children’s concerns to the Collaborative team. Complaint: The document filed with the Circuit Court to start any lawsuit, […]