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What Are the Differences Between DUI, OWI, OWPD, and OWVI in Michigan?

July 1st, 2024|Categories: Drunk Driving|

Michigan Impaired Driving Classifications Michigan law classifies impaired driving as a serious offense. Various scenarios dictate whether the situation becomes a misdemeanor or felony. Also, numerous factors play a role in determining consequences for anyone charged with impaired driving. Understanding charges remains extremely important. As a result, a person [...]

Firing a Warning Shot in Michigan

June 6th, 2024|Categories: Criminal Defense|

Often depicted in movies and television, firing a warning shot is often thought of as a way to scare off potential threats without causing harm. However, in reality, the legality of firing a warning shot varies widely by jurisdiction. In Michigan, the laws surrounding this action are complex and [...]

Lawsuits Against Sperm Donors for Child Support

June 3rd, 2024|Categories: Family Law|

In recent years, the topic of sperm donor liability for child support has garnered attention across the United States, including Michigan. This complex legal issue involves balancing the rights and responsibilities of donors, recipients, and the children conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART). Legal Framework in Michigan Michigan law provides [...]

Step Parent Adoptions in Michigan

May 1st, 2024|Categories: Family Law|

Step-parent adoption is a profound journey that not only legalizes the relationship between a step-parent and their step-child but also solidifies emotional bonds. It involves a legal process by which a step-parent assumes legal responsibility for their spouse’s child. This process alters the child's birth certificate, replacing the non-custodial [...]

Understanding a 12-Panel Drug Test in Michigan

February 1st, 2024|Categories: Criminal Defense|

Drug testing serves multiple purposes in Michigan. The common practice may be used by employers or law enforcement. Employers often screen prospective, or current employees. Courts may mandate drug screening while a person is on probation, or parole. Additionally, a drug test may be required to reinstate your driver’s [...]

Business Assets in a Michigan Divorce

December 12th, 2023|Categories: Family Law|

In a Michigan divorce, addressing the division of business assets can be one of the more complex and time-consuming aspects. Michigan's approach to dividing assets and debts, including business interests, requires a thorough evaluation of asset values. This process varies depending on whether the business is considered separate or [...]

Michigan Divorce and Retirement Accounts

December 7th, 2023|Categories: Family Law|

Divorce is a challenging, emotional process. A significant source of contention during the proceedings involves the distribution of assets. Retirement accounts are considered marital assets and may be divided in the divorce decree. The division of retirement accounts depends on various factors including length of marriage and age of [...]

Michigan Laws on Divorce and Real Estate Property

November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Family Law|

In Michigan, like in many states, the division of real estate in a divorce is governed by the principles of equitable distribution. This doesn't necessarily mean equal division, but rather what is considered fair and just in the eyes of the court. This article discusses Michigan divorce laws and [...]

Carrying a Firearm without a License in Michigan

November 14th, 2023|Categories: Criminal Defense|

In Michigan, the carrying of a firearm without a license is in direct violation of state gun laws, and can have serious legal consequences. It is therefore important to understand the legal framework surrounding this issue, including the potential penalties, as well as the importance of understanding and complying [...]

Understanding School Resource Officers (SROs): Cops in Schools

October 30th, 2023|Categories: Criminal Defense|

School Resource Officers (SROs) play a pivotal role in fostering a secure and conducive learning environment. Their responsibilities span across ensuring safety, imparting knowledge on crime prevention, and often extending support as informal counselors. However, the presence of SROs within school premises can also raise a myriad of legal [...]

Legal Implications of Hunting Without a License in Michigan

October 30th, 2023|Categories: Criminal Defense|

In the state of Michigan, hunting is a cherished activity enjoyed by many. However, like many other states, Michigan has a set of stringent regulations to ensure the safety and ethics of hunting practices. One such regulation is the requirement for a hunting license, which is strictly enforced by the [...]

Visitation Time with Children after Divorce

October 25th, 2023|Categories: Family Law|

Child visitation schedules and parenting time allotment in Michigan are determined by the best interests of the child. Each case is different and various factors influence court decisions regarding the child’s best interests. When parents divorce, the court typically aims to establish a custody and visitation plan that serves [...]

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