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 [...]
The various areas of law often intersect in ways you wouldn’t imagine. Visualize this scenario, you filed for divorce from your spouse of seven years. While the case is still pending you are admitted to the hospital for surgery. Now imagine something goes wrong during surgery and the hospital contacts your spouse, who is [...]
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 are willing to make the necessary sacrifices for your little bundle of joy. You interview, check references, and [...]
Most judgments of divorce, or other judgments that deal with minor children and parenting time, set forth a holiday parenting time schedule. Some judgments set forth this schedule with more clarity and particularity than others. Unfortunately, when you have a judgment that is very vague regarding holiday parenting time, it’s difficult to discern exactly [...]
The short answer is yes, text messages can be used against you in your family law case. While there are rules of evidence that must be followed in order to have text messages formally admitted into evidence at trial or during an evidentiary hearing, text messages, emails, and other messages or posts on social [...]
Questions About the Affidavit of Parentage in Michigan This article provides background on the Affidavit of Parentage in Michigan. This includes common questions such as when should someone sign this document?What if they're uncertain whether they're the biological parent? We will answer some of these common questions throughout the article. What is [...]
My ex-girlfriend and I broke up last week and she left the State of Michigan with our son and says she’s never coming back. We were never married. What do I do?
If you signed the Affidavit of Parentage when your child was born, and your name appears on your child’s birth certificate, the first thing you should do is contact an attorney to discuss filing a custody action in the appropriate circuit court. At the same time the complaint for custody is filed, a motion [...]