01 Jan 2016
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Parenting time, or visitation, as it is commonly referred, is the amount of time each parent has with the minor children. There is a common misconception that there is a “standard” parenting time schedule of every other weekend and one night during the week. However, the parties should be flexible in determining a parenting time […]

01 Jan 2016
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Custody Overview There are two types of custody. First is “legal” custody, which involves the ability to make decisions regarding the child’s education, health and welfare. Predominantly, courts will order joint legal custody, giving both parents the right to make these decisions. Frequently, the most difficult issue in a divorce is determining “physical” custody. The […]

01 Jan 2016
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The most common questions I receive are about child support and spousal support (alimony). How Is Child Support Calculated? In 1982, the Michigan Friend of the Court Act required the Supreme Court Administrator’s Office to create a formula to be used as a guideline for recommending child support. A committee of family law attorneys, psychologists, […]