Different types of assets require different types of considerations in a divorce proceeding. Splitting retirement assets requires professional advice for a number of reasons. Depending on the type of retirement plans, different rules and laws apply. It is important to consult professionals when deciding how to divide asset in a divorce because tax implications mayContinue reading “Key Issues to Review in Splitting of Retirement Assets in a Divorce”
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Can Michigan Courts Decide Physical and Legal Custody Differently?
Michigan Child Custody Law requires Michigan Courts to issue specific decisions on which parent will have physical and legal custody of the children. Physical Custody typically means which parent the children spend most of their time with. Legal Custody is concerned with which parent has the right to make significant life decisions in a child’sContinue reading “Can Michigan Courts Decide Physical and Legal Custody Differently?”
Can A Child Obtain An Order of Protection Against A Parent?
What are the restrictions on issuance of an order of protection between a parent and child? Can a child obtain an order of protection against their parent? Can a parent obtain an order of protection against their child? Here are the limitations imposed on the Courts by Michigan Law. According to MCL 600.2950(26)(b) a CourtContinue reading “Can A Child Obtain An Order of Protection Against A Parent?”
Can Cryptocurrency be Considered A Marital Asset?
Holders and issuers of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) have been made such loud cries for legitimacy that they have now become the target of the IRS. For the first time, the IRS will require owners of such assets to declare whether they own cryptocurrency by checking a box on theirContinue reading “Can Cryptocurrency be Considered A Marital Asset?”
Gigi Hadid v Zayn Malik, Who Will Win Custody?
It appears that supermodel Gigi Hadid may file her case for custody against musician Zayn Malik in the New York Courts. The couple most recently broke up after an altercation between Zayn and Gigi’s mother, Yolanda. In October Gigi’s mother, pressed charges against Zayn for an alleged verbal and physical altercation which occurred between themContinue reading “Gigi Hadid v Zayn Malik, Who Will Win Custody?”
How Parental Rights Can Be Terminated for Exposure to Child Abuse
Michigan Courts take a strict view of parents who commit child abuse but also if a parent was not at fault for the child abuse in certain circumstances. Michigan Courts always look to the best interest of the child, not the parent. Pursuant to a recent Court of Appeals decision, MCL 722.638(2) does not limitContinue reading “How Parental Rights Can Be Terminated for Exposure to Child Abuse”
What Factors Do Michigan Courts Consider in Revoking Paternity?
In the State of Michigan, paternity can be revoked. However, a court may refuse to enter an order setting aside a paternity determination, revoking an acknowledgment of parentage, determining that a genetic father is not a child’s father, or determining that a child is born out of wedlock if the court finds evidence that theContinue reading “What Factors Do Michigan Courts Consider in Revoking Paternity?”
Which Relatives Have the Right to Request Visitation with Minor Child in Michigan?
In the State of Michigan only certain relatives have the right to request visitation with a minor child. A recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision clarified this issue which allows for the minor to be cut off from contact with certain relatives. Only parents or grandparents have a right to request visitation with a minorContinue reading “Which Relatives Have the Right to Request Visitation with Minor Child in Michigan?”
Common Defenses to Hague Convention Petition Demanding the Return of a Child
If a parent resides in a country which is a signatory to the Hague Convention, an international treaty, they may use the terms of this treaty to seek the return of their child who was unlawfully taken by the other parent to another Hague Convention signatory country. The parent seeking return of their child canContinue reading “Common Defenses to Hague Convention Petition Demanding the Return of a Child”
Does A Parent Require a Genetic Connection to a Child in Michigan?
In custody disputes, some state laws require that a child have a genetic connection to a parent in order to obtain custody of the child. Michigan’s Court of Appeals recently concluded that requiring a genetic connection between parent and child was not supported by Michigan’s Acknowledgment of Parentage Act. That is a significant development thatContinue reading “Does A Parent Require a Genetic Connection to a Child in Michigan?”