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Back to School COVID Vaccinations

2021-07-30T09:25:13-04:00July 30th, 2021|

The K-12 schooling situation since early 2020 in Michigan has been tumultuous to say the least. Between lockdowns, forced remote learning and concerns over social distancing and reducing the spread of COVID, it has been far from normal. Now, with the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, there is a concerted effort to bring learning back to [...]

COVID Divorce

2021-07-20T10:06:22-04:00July 20th, 2021|

Predicted COVID Divorce Spike The past year and a half has been tumultuous to say the least. Many lives have been turned upside down socially, financially or both. Isolation and restricted movement through stay-at-home orders have caused significant changes in our society and how we function in our everyday lives, especially in states with heavy [...]

Felony Drug Possession

2021-06-10T09:59:15-04:00June 10th, 2021|

Felony Drug Possession Cases Being charged with felony drug possession is a stressful and serious matter that can have a lasting impact on a person's life. While it may seem hopeless for those facing these charges, there are ways in which these charges can be avoided or reduced in severity. The letter of the law [...]

Best Interest of the Child

2021-03-17T16:07:00-04:00March 17th, 2021|

Child Custody – Best Interest of the Child Michigan uses a specific legal standard for determining child custody in most cases. This legal standard is known as “Best Interest of the Child.” As the name suggests, this means custody is awarded to the parent or guardian whom the court determines would best serve the child’s [...]

Grounds For Divorce

2021-03-17T10:39:39-04:00March 17th, 2021|

Grounds for Divorce in Michigan Michigan is a no-fault divorce state which means that, unlike many other states, there does not have to be a specific justifiable cause for one or both parties to initiate a divorce. The only standard required for a divorce in Michigan, is covered under MCL 552.6(1), which requires one or [...]

Divorce Moving Out Checklist

2021-03-15T10:34:56-04:00March 15th, 2021|

Five-Point Divorce Moving Out Checklist The decision to move out is often very difficult when contemplating or going through a divorce. This decision is further complicated when children are involved. For instance, there may be an existing court order or judgement regarding child custody. There may also be uncertainty as to how the child [...]

DUI Scooters

2021-02-03T15:18:47-05:00February 3rd, 2021|

Motorized scooters, mopeds or “DUI scooters” as they are commonly known, were historically a popular alternative throughout the country for those convicted of a DUI or OWI and had subsequently lost their driver's licenses. While their use by those convicted of DUI is considerably more restricted today than they were previously, they are still useful [...]

Attorney’s perspective on the possibility of DUI expungements in Michigan

2021-01-27T12:51:25-05:00January 27th, 2021|

Earlier this year in Michigan a sweeping bill package was passed and signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, reforming the criminal records expungement process by increasing the number of criminal convictions that can be wiped from the public record. However, one glaring omission from this package was the issue of the expungement of criminal [...]

OWI vs DUI

2020-12-02T12:33:18-05:00November 30th, 2020|

Differences Between DUI and OWI in Michigan In the United States, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) have historically been the acronyms used to describe drunk driving offenses. In recent years however, new acronyms have been created to describe this type of offense. These new acronyms have largely supplanted the [...]

PBT Test For Alcohol Offenses

2020-11-02T16:37:31-05:00October 21st, 2020|

Preliminary Breathalyzer Test (PBT) in Michigan Being pulled over by a police officer for suspected DUI is one of the most stressful experiences a person can face in their lives. There are multiple field tests officers perform to assess a suspect's level of intoxication, one of which is the preliminary breath test (PBT Test). [...]

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