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Personal Protection Orders During COVID-19

2020-05-14T12:20:23-04:00May 14th, 2020|

Automatic Extension of Personal Protection Orders During the COVID-19 Crisis As everyone may know, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-63 which is also known as the “stay home, stay safe” order. This order effectively shuts down any non-essential aspect of Michigan’s economy. This economic shutdown has impacted virtually every aspect of life; [...]

Legal Issues During Quarantine

2020-04-30T09:21:34-04:00April 30th, 2020|

LOCKED-INTO A BAD SITUATION With everyone staying home, for some people that could be a recipe for future court battles. In Michigan, the governor’s stay-home order has created a lot more opportunities for our homes to become arenas of conflict. Domestic Violence & Criminal Law From domestic grievances that finally boil over, [...]

Family Law & Estate Planning During COVID-19

2020-04-24T09:39:50-04:00April 24th, 2020|

Ryan Kelly On Family Law & Estate Planning During COVID-19Ryan Kelly was recently featured in an interview with Super Lawyers. In the interview Ryan discusses the topic of estate planning, family law, and divorces during COVID-19. Ryan was asked to do this interview because of the unique accommodations herself and her family has been making [...]

What The “Cares” Act Means For Family Law

2020-04-03T09:06:43-04:00April 3rd, 2020|

In an effort to blunt some of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act on March 27, 2020. This sweeping legislation provides, among other things, loans to corporations and small businesses, assistance to state and local governments [...]

Kelly & Kelly COVID-19 Response

2020-03-25T13:56:48-04:00March 25th, 2020|

The Coronavirus has taken the world by surprise. Individuals and businesses alike are still trying to comprehend the situation and adapt to this ever-developing health crisis. In Michigan, Governor Whitmore enacted Executive Order 2020-21 which mandates that all “non-essential” workplaces close down and that all residents stay in their homes for the next three [...]

Co-parenting with the Coronavirus.

2020-03-18T10:13:48-04:00March 18th, 2020|

Co-Parenting During COVID-19 It’s been a crazy week and there is more to come. As a family law attorney handling Divorce and custody situations, I am receiving many calls, emails and texts from past and current clients on how to handle co-parenting in light of the virus. While this is not “one size fits [...]

Don’t Have a Baby With a Stripper

2019-08-21T15:09:43-04:00February 4th, 2019|

By Michele Kelly After giving legal opinions for 30 years, I am often asked what are some of the top pointers I give. Speaking from experience, one piece of advice I would give is “Do not have a baby with a stripper.” When you have sex, you could end up with a baby, regardless [...]

Nanny Contract

2020-05-11T11:08:30-04:00May 24th, 2018|

The Decision To Hire A Nanny - What New Parents Need to Know For all of those soon to be parents out there, the decision to hire a nanny to care for your little one comes with great forethought and planning. It is a huge financial commitment, but you’re willing to make the necessary [...]

Parenting Time Holiday Schedule

2019-11-07T10:47:33-05:00May 24th, 2018|

Michigan Parenting Time & Holiday Visitation Schedule There is often a lot of confusion around a parenting time holiday schedule. Basically, which legal parent has visitation rights on which holiday. This confusion is understandable as not every divorce case is straight forward; these laws can be highly complex. In this article, we will cover [...]

Are Text Messages Admissible in Court

2020-05-12T14:40:52-04:00May 18th, 2018|

Can Text Messages Be Used In a Family Law Case? When it comes to issues such as divorce and child custody, emotions often run high. It’s not uncommon for spouses to send emotionally charged text messages without fully considering the potential ramifications. Before clicking the “send” button, it’s important to consider the question, “are [...]