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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 [...]

The Young Family Dilemma- The Nanny Contract- What New Parents Need to Know

2019-08-21T15:44:27-04:00May 24th, 2018|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can my ex use text messages against me in my Michigan family law case?

2019-08-21T15:15:41-04:00May 18th, 2018|

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 [...]

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 [...]