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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 [...]

Michigan Parenting Time: Is it mom’s holiday weekend or dad’s holiday weekend?

2019-08-21T15:12:38-04:00May 24th, 2018|

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 [...]

Affidavit of Parentage

2019-10-16T11:16:15-04:00May 12th, 2018|

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?

2019-08-21T15:20:30-04:00April 22nd, 2018|

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 [...]